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SECOND PLACE FINISH FOR TEAM ACHILLES AT FORMULA DRIFT MONTREAL

July 17, 2017

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SECOND PLACE FINISH FOR TEAM ACHILLES AT FORMULA DRIFT MONTREAL

IRVINE, CALIF., July 17, 2017 – Team Achilles drivers continued to charge their way onto the podium at Formula DRIFT Montreal last week.  Kristaps Bluss bettered his two third place finishes this season with a second-place podium at his first ever trip to Autodrome St. Eustache.

Michael Essa would struggle with mechanical issues all weekend that would force him to retire in the Top 32, but not after making a complete run of the track on just three tires after contact with the wall blew the tire off one of his Enkei wheels.  The crowd went wild, and it was definitely the most talked about run of the weekend!

Robbie Nishida piloted his Jerry Yang Racing Nissan GT-R to his best finish of the season, closing out the event in eighth place.  Dean Kearney finished 13th after sustaining damage during a crash in the Top 16. 

The current points standings for Team Achilles PRO are as follows:

3rd Place – Kristaps Bluss

4th Place – Michael Essa

7th Place – Dean Kearney

22nd Place – Robbie Nishida

29th Place – Taylor Hull

 

Achilles Radial currently sits in second place in the 2017 Tire Cup, with three rounds of competition remaining this season.

 

Up next, Team Achilles PRO and PRO2 will compete at Formula DRIFT Round 6 at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington on August 4th and 5th.  For more information on Achilles Tires USA, please visit www.achillestiresusa.com and follow us on social media – Facebook (USA) www.facebook.com/achillestire and Instagram @achillestire

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