Two-time Formula Drift champion Samuel "The Crazy Swede" Hübinette unveiled his new weapon of choice for the 2009 Formula Drift series at the Specialty equipment Market Association (SeMA) Show last week in Las Vegas. Hübinette's new ride will be a 2009 Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger and his choice for attacking the asphalt in 2009 will be a set of BFGoodrich g-Force T/A® KDW tires. Hübinette's team owner, Shaun Carlson, owner of NuFormz Racing, spearheaded the build of the Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger at his NuFormz Racing shop in Ontario, Calif.
"We learned a lot from building the Mopar Drift Dodge Charger which Sam drove during the 2007 season, and transferred that knowledge to the Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger," said Carlson. "When we decided to bring out a new competition drift car, what better platform than the new Dodge Challenger. It has cool styling, great aerodynamics, and it's a car that we feel is going to create a lot of buzz among fans of the Formula Drift Series."
BFGoodrich Tires is also pleased to announce their continued support of Nuformz Racing as Samuel sets out to capture his third Formula Drift crown piloting the highly anticipated Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger equipped with BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW tires. Hübinette currently holds two Formula Drift Championship titles and two runner-up finishes in the Formula Drift series, the latest of which came in 2008, where he earned three No. 1 qualifier spots and three podium finishes, narrowly missing his bid for a third championship at the final event.
"The 2008 season was especially exciting for BFGoodrich Tires as Hübinette utilized the performance capabilities of the g-Force T/A KDW tires perfectly, while drifting valiantly right down to the very last round," said Doug Brown, BFGoodrich Tires brand category manager. "We are certain that drifting fans can expect more intense action in 2009 and we are confident that the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW tires are the right choice for the new Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger."
BFGoodrich Tires Used By Nuformz Racing
BFGoodrich Tires g-Force T/A KDW, a street-legal tire chosen specifically by team owner and director, Shaun Carlson, for use on the Mopar Dodge Charger SRT8 and Dodge Viper SRT10 and the new Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger for its tremendous cornering force at high speeds, strength and exceptional traction on both wet and dry surfaces.
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