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Old 06-10-2008, 05:26 PM   #1
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Drift Video on Long Beach Grand Prix Course

Video link on Nitto Channel.

In the above video, Nitto has put together some great in-car and on-car footage of their drivers drifting on the famous Long Beach Grand Prix course. The video also has interviews with Ryuji Miki and Conrad Grunewald, both drivers give some insight into their 2008 Formula Drift Season. Ryuji campaigns a Mazda RX-7 (FD) and Conrad campaigns a Chevrolet Corvette (Z06), both equipped with Nitto tires.

Drivers and Machines:

Nitto Tire / Apexi / Bergenholtz Racing - Mazda RX7 (FD)

  • Engine - Turbocharged 13B - JDM/5th Gen (450 whp/ 390 lbs tq)

  • Wheels/Tires - 18" Volk Racing - Nitto 235/40ZR18 (front) & 275/35ZR18 (rear)

  • Suspension - Apexi N1 Evolution Damper Type Drift SPL

Ryuji Miki - Career Highlights

  • 2004 D1 Grand Prix Series Champion

  • Fastest drift entry speed: 118 mph

Nitto Tire / Tanaka Racing - Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C5)

  • Engine - Supercharged 427ci LS6 (650 whp/ 545 lbs tq)

  • Wheels/Tires - 18" Maya - Nitto 255/35ZR18 (front) & 295/35ZR18 (rear)

  • Suspension - Custom Penske 8700 Series Coil-over w/ Swift Engineering Springs

Conrad Grunewald - Career Highlights

  • 2007 Grand- Am - 6 Top 10's and a 3rd place finish in 10 races

  • 2007 Formula Drift - 2 of 7 events with a 4th place at Sonoma

Nitto Mazda RX7

Nitto Mazda RX7

Nitto Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Nitto Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Nitto Chevrolet Corvette Z06

All photos courtesy of FloridaRacing.org

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