Nexen Tire Motorsports driver Fredric Aasbo wins Formula Drift round 6

Nexen Tire Motorsports driver Fredric Aasbo wins Formula Drift round 6

14.08.2018: .... Victory gives him most points possible toward Championship with two rounds remaining -- Weekend Filled with Hard Fought Battles Between Nexen Tire Motorsports Teammates Aasbo, Jhonnattan Castro and Chris Forsberg – Aasbo Now Just 30 Points Ou

.... Victory gives him most points possible toward Championship with two rounds remaining

 

-- Weekend Filled with Hard Fought Battles Between Nexen Tire Motorsports Teammates Aasbo, Jhonnattan Castro and Chris Forsberg – Aasbo Now Just 30 Points Out of Points Lead --        
 



Nexen Tire Motorsports, powerhouse global tire manufacturer of Formula DRIFT Pro 1 Series co-sponsored tire N’Fera SUR4G, is proud to congratulate Fredric Aasbo, driver of the Rockstar Energy / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla hatchback, for his win at Formula DRIFT Round 6 “Crossroads” in Madison, Ill.



After qualifying first with 98 points, Aasbo survived two very close battles against Nexen Tire Motorsports driver and Papadakis teammate Jhonnattan Castro and Nexen Tire Motorsports teammate Chris Forsberg.



Aasbo now trails Formula DRIFT Pro 1 series leader James Deane by just 30 points for the driver championship. After Aasbo’s win and strong performance by all Nexen Motorsports drivers, Nexen is now only 71 points out of the lead for the Tire Cup championship with two events remaining.



The weekend started strong for Aasbo with the top qualifying position, but the bracket wasn’t in his favor. The first driver he faced was Nexen Tire Motorsports and Papadakis Racing teammate Castro, which was a very close competition.



Then Aasbo defeated Nexen teammate Forsberg to reach the semifinals, where he outdrove Piotr Wiecek to eventually face Matt Field in the final round. Aasbo had a better setup and was on better tires, which caused Field to overdrive his car and make some critical mistakes.



He credits the win to having the fastest car with the most grip thanks to his Nexen Extreme Ultra High Performance N’Fera SUR4G street-legal racing tires.
 




Nexen Tire Motorsports Driver Frederic Aasbo



Nexen Tire Motorsports Pro 2 driver Dylan Hughes, driver of the Dylan Hughes Racing Nissan 240SX, also had a great weekend and walked away with a second-place podium finish.


Friday’s Pro 2 competition had to be halted due to a bad storm when rain and high winds swept through the area. The remainder of the Pro 2 competition was rescheduled for Saturday morning before the Pro 1 competition began.
 



Nexen Tire Motorsports Driver Dylan Hughes


“I’d like to congratulate Fredric on his amazing victory this weekend in St. Louis. It’s unfortunate but the bracket was not in our favor, forcing some of our top drivers against each other in early rounds,” said Paul Jho, motorsport senior manager at Nexen Tire Motorsports.



 “We had several hard-fought battles, but they were within our own teams. This track was fast and technical, making car set up and tires the most important factors to win. The best part is that we closed the gap on both the driver and tire championships, which now makes the next rounds of competition very interesting.”






The 2018 Nexen Tire team roster highlights include:



•    2015 champion and 2017 second overall driver Fredric Aasbo (Rockstar Energy / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla hatchback)

•    Three-time champion and recent Nexen addition Chris Forsberg (NOS Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Nissan 370Z)

•    Nexen driver Ryan Tuerck (GUMOUT / Nexen Tire Toyota 86)

•    Alec Hohnadell (Rain-X / Nexen Tire Nissan S14)

•    Jhonnattan Castro (Gerdau Metaldom / Nexen Tire Toyota 86)

•    15-year Formula DRIFT veteran Kyle Mohan (Mazdtrix / Nexen Tire Mazda MX-5)

•    Kevin Lawrence (2017 Pro 2 Champion) (Enjuku Racing / Nexen Tire Nissan S14)

•    Dan Burkett (RAD Industries / Nexen Tire Toyota Supra)




N’FERA SUR4G: PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY. EXTREME PERFORMANCE. ENGINEERED FOR CHAMPIONS.



Nexen launched the Extreme UHP N’Fera SUR4G tire in 2017, and the street-legal racing tire immediately took the motorsports industry by storm. Meticulously engineered for superior performance in Formula DRIFT, SCCA and time trials, the SUR4G delivers optimal grip and response, with minimal performance drop under extreme conditions. Several Formula DRIFT Pro 1 series drivers are sporting the SUR4G tires this season as part of a co-sponsorship with the series. The SUR4G is also serving as the semi-exclusive, preferred tire for the Formula DRIFT Pro 2 Series.



The Formula DRIFT season continues in Dallas September 14.


 
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