HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE SITS ON THE PODIUM FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FORMULA DRIFT AT STREETS OF LONG BEACH EVENT

Posted on 12. Apr, 2010 by in Hyundai Canada

Formula DRIFT has a new prize winner, a Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe. World Champion motorist Rhys Mad Skills Millen piloted a Genesis Coupe to an considerable second-place finish on a Streets of Long Beach Formula DRIFT course. Millen also competent first, scoring 89 out of a probable 100 points on his initial solo run.

I was in sync with my Genesis Coupe during a whole debate and step one was to validate first, pronounced Rhys Millen. The automobile had so most hold and energy we was means to put it tighten to a walls and counterpart a other competitors cars each move. Nothing compares to a vigour and disturb of a win it or remove it cause while competing opposite some-more than 50 other cars and drivers.

From inside a cockpit, a 2008 Red Bull Drifting World Champion kick out tip deposit talent including past Formula DRIFT Champions, Tanner Foust, pushing an 800 plus-horsepower NASCAR-powered Scion TC (third place) and Samuel Hubinette, pushing an 800 plus-horsepower USAC-powered Dodge Challenger. Vaughn Gittin Jr., a eventuality winner, was behind a circle of a Ford Mustang.

Millen had 5 months during a off-season to go by his Genesis Coupe and put in all a required mixture to make it into a winning car. The RMR Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe now produces 650 horsepower from a stroked Lambda V6 engine and managed to tackle a barbarous Long Beach Grand Prix travel course.

Entering a sixth season, a Formula DRIFT Championship is famous as a North American veteran flapping championship series. This high-skilled, high-powered engine competition where drivers intentionally scheme their cars into good executed, tranquil laterally slides during high speeds by a noted course, has some-more than 50 veteran drivers competing in all 7 competitions this year. Judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes a march in a fastest time, flapping is a guaranteed throng pleaser, and is mostly compared to a freestyle inlet of skateboarding and motocross.

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