2017 Achilles Radial Formula DRIFT Team Announcement

March 24, 2017

Achilles Radial is pleased to annouce that the major sponsor partnership with Formula DRIFT USA continues in 2017, with a full roster of drivers competing in both PRO and PRO2 classes.  "Formula DRIFT has been a wonderful partner for our brand in the US and throughout the world," said Cheralyn Hale, Director of Marketing.  We are excited to get back to the track and watch our awesome Team Achilles drivers burn up a lot of our 123S tires."  Achilles Radial is pleased to annouce the roster of talented drivers that will compete on Achilles Radial tires in Formula DRIFT USA during the 2017 season.

PRO Series

Michael Essa

Dean Kearney

Robbie Nishida

Kristaps Bluss

Charles Ng


PRO2 Series

Andy Hateley

Austin Meeks

Bear Rzesnowiecky

Blake Olsen

Brandon Schmidt

Chris Johnson

Dirk Stratton

Donovan Brockway

Hooman Rahimi

Kelsey Rowlings

Kevin Phillips

Luis Lizardi

Randall Waters

You can see Team Achilles PRO compete at the 2017 FOrmula DRIFT season openeer in Long Beach, California on March 31st and April 1st, and PRO2 at Formula DRIFT Orlando, Florida on April 28th and 29th.  For more information on Formula DRIFT, visit

Formula DRIFT Pro/Am Contingency Program

Drivers who actively take part in the Achilles Tires USA Racer Support Program, and compete in an approved US and Canada Formula DRIFT licensing series, are eligible for the following contingency payout for the 2017 season:

1st Place - $200.00 Achilles Bucks

2nd Place - $100.00 Achilles Bucks

3rd Place - $50.00 Achilles Bucks

Achilles Bucks can be used to purchase motorsports tires from Achilles Tires USA, Inc.

Please contact Cheralyn Hale, Director of Marketing, at with any questions about the racer support program and to receive any guidelines for the contingency program.