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KRISTAPS BLUSS BRINGS HOME THE WIN FOR TEAM ACHILLES

May 14, 2018

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KRISTAPS BLUSS BRINGS HOME THE WIN FOR TEAM ACHILLES

IRVINE, CALIF., May 14, 2018 – Formula DRIFT returned to iconic Road Atlanta for Round Three of the 2018 championship.  The event featured both PRO and PRO2 classes, with Achilles Radial seeing the podium in both events.

Achilles Radial is one of two official tire suppliers for the PRO2 class this year, and the team had eight drivers qualify for the Top 16 Competition.  Travis Reeder, who finished second in the championship last year, would qualify in the number one spot and ultimately finish the event in third place.

All ten drivers representing Achilles in the PRO class qualified for the event with 2013 Champion Michael Essa and teammate Dean Kearney meeting in the Top 32.  Essa, Kristaps Bluss, Matt Coffman and Forrest Wang all bested their Top 32 rivals and moved to the Top 16.  Bluss and Wang met in the Top 16, and after several OMT calls, Bluss emerged victorious.  Kristaps Bluss took the top spot for Team Achilles with a commanding win, the first win in his Formula DRIFT career.

Team Achilles PRO Current Standings:

5

Kristaps Bluss

6

Forrest Wang

15

Michael Essa

16

Dirk Stratton

17

Matt Coffman

18

Matt Vankirk

22

Kazuya Taguchi

24

Austin Meeks

27

Dean Kearney

32

Taylor Hull

 

Achilles Radial is currently third in the Tire Manufacturer Championship.

Team Achilles PRO will compete at Formula DRIFT Round 4 in Wall Township, New Jersey on June 1st and 2nd.  Team Achilles PRO2 Round 2 will take place in St. Louis, Missouri at Gateway Motorsports Park, a new venue for the series, on August 9th and 10th.

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