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Enkei Wheels at Formula Drift Round 2

Formula Drift Round 2 at Road Atlanta was action packed and full of cars on Enkei Wheels. Here’s pic of Michael Essa in his BMW Z4 on Enkei NT03+M Racing Series Wheels. Essa qualified first on Friday and finished 16th on Saturday. Read on for more coverage. Photos: Alex Nunez Here is Tyler McQuarrie in his Mobil1 GoPro Yokohama Tire Camaro on Enkei RPF1’s. Tyler had some aggressive runs but had some electrical issues in Top 32, and was not able to advance to top 16. Joon Maeng was on fire pretty much the entire weekend and advanced to Top 16. Toshiki Yoshioka in his S15 on Enkei RPF1‘s made it to top 16 and was put against another Enkei equipped car Joon Maeng’s RX8 on PF01’s. Joon advanced to the Great 8. Rhys Millen driving the Hyundai Genesis on Enkei PF01’s also had a great weekend making it to the Great 8 as well. Rhys was put against last year’s rookie of the year Fredric Aasbo and had super close battle but was not able to advance to the Final 4. As you can see by this photo, Rhys was on his A game and mirroring Aasbo in their final run. Aasbo went on to win second place. Rhys finished 5th and is now 4th in points for the season. Joon Maeng had excellent runs throughout the event in his Nitto Tire Bergenholtz Racing RX8 on Enkei PF01’s. Joon advanced to the Great 8 but had some traction troubles and could not keep the RX8 on the track. Joon put the car on the grass a couple of...

Event: Enkei Wheels at Formula Drift Rnd 1 2012

It was another full house at Formula Drift Round 1 in Long beach. With a record crowd of 18,000 over the two day event and a record number of 60+ drivers. As always, we (Enkei) were on hand to witness the battle and to see our wheels put to the rigorous test of drifting! The highly anticipated Mobil 1 GoPro Camaro was seen in action for the first time and did not disappoint. Driven by veteran driver and good friend Tyler McQuarrie, the media and fans were excited to see what the newly established team had in store for the season opener. Tyler is running Enkei RPF1 an 18″ in the fronts and 19″ in rears wrapped with Yokohama tires. Tyler qualified 7th, made it to Top 8 and finished 6th in points, tied with Rhys Millen. Rhys Millen finished 6th in the Hyundai Genesis on Enkei PF01 Racing Series wheels. The nicest guy in drifting Joon Maeng didn’t make it to Top 8 but had some good runs in the Nitto Tire Mazda RX8 on Enkei PF01 Racing Series wheels. One thing about Joon is no matter what happens on the track, his pit is always filled with his fans and Joon is always there to greet them and sign autographs. Here’s a snap of Michael Essa’s BMW Z4 on Enkei NT03+M Racing Series wheels. Toshiki Yoshihara finished 15th (out of 60+) in his RS*S Nissan Silvia S15 on Enkei RPF1 Racing Series Wheels. All in all a great turn out and a great line up of drivers. Looking forward to Round 2 in Atlanta where you better...

IN THE BLOGS: JOON MAENG’S DRIVER PROFILE ON MOTOIQ.COM

Joon Maeng is a fan favorite in Formula Drift and a great person to say the least. Enkei Wheels is a proud sponsor of Joon Maeng and the Begenholtz team! Joon Maeng uses the Enkei PF01 lightweight Racing Series wheel on his Nitto Tire Bergenholtz Racing Mazda RX-8. Click HERE to check out his write up on MotoIq.com! –...

ENKEI WHEELS AT FORMULA DRIFT ROUND 3 PALM BEACH INVASION (PART 2)

There was a great turn out for Formula Drift’s first event at Palm Beach International Raceway! The drivers put on an exciting show and the crowd was loud! As always, Enkei Wheels was well represented by all of our drivers! Ryan Tuerck made it to the Top 16 battle in his Red Bull Mobil1 Nitto Tire Camaro on Enkei RPF1 Racing Series Wheels! Privateer Charles Ng also made it to Top 16 battle, along with 2008 FD champ Rhys Millen. Both running on Enkei PF01 Racing Series wheels! Charles Ng was eliminated but Rhys moved on to the Top 8! Rhys Millen in his Red Bull Hyundai Genesis on Enkei PF01 wheels had a tough fought battle with rival 2010 champ Vaughn Gittin JR in the Top 8. Rhys was a little too aggressive on the second run and ended up hitting the second clipping point which prevented him from moving on. Once the sun set and the rest of the battles were in books, it was an all Team Falken podium with Justin Pawlak winning 1st, Vaughn Gittin second and D-Mac in third. All in all a great event. A lot of sun, a crazy crowd, a bunch of cars on Enkei and awesome drifting! We are looking forward to Formula Drift New Jersey!! – Alex Click here for Part...

JEFF ABBOTT’S DRIFT MIATA MX-5 ON ENKEI PF01 RACING SERIES WHEELS

Jeff Abbott recently upgraded his Miata MX-5 with Enkei PF01 Racing Series wheels. According to Jeff, he lost 18 pounds off the rear wheels alone when switching to the new wheels. We’re excited to see how that transpires on the track! For more photos of the Miata or to read more on Jeff Abbott and his journey in the drift world, check out his blog! –...

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