Tanner Foust drifts into championship contention on Hankook tires

Jan. 1, 2020
Hankook driver Tanner Foust chalked up yet another Formula Drift podium finish in his Scion tC at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

Hankook driver Tanner Foust chalked up yet another Formula Drift podium finish in his Scion tC at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

Coming in third at last weekend's event, which featured speeds exceeding 90 mph, it was the fourth podium appearance for the team in six rounds of competition this season. With just one more round remaining in the 2010 championship, Foust sits in third place overall.

Working his way past the No. 1 qualifier and a former series champion at the Sonoma track, "every battle of this competition was heated," says Foust. "The car and the team performed flawlessly all weekend, and the Hankook tires really proved their grip on this fast course."

"We are thrilled that Hankook tires helped pilot Tanner and his team into the final round in third place," says Bill Bainbridge, director of brand communications. "The performance of our tires in Formula Drift competition not only showcases our commitment to getting drivers on podiums, but also demonstrates our technical prowess to these young enthusiasts."

Foust, a two-time circuit champion, has been in contention for the title since the first round of this season's series, with four podium finishes in six starts.

The Oct. 8-9 final round takes place at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, Ca.

"Drifting is a high-skill, high-powered motorsport with an emphasis on car control skill," Bainbridge explains. "Drivers compete in knockout heats on a closed course, sliding sideways in trials judged for speed and style. With origins in Japan, it is the fastest-growing form of motorsport."

For more information, visit www.hankooktireusa.com.

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