Dylan Hughes Scores Second Podium Finish for GT Radial This Year in Formula DRIFT Competition

By August 3, 2021August 6th, 2021GT Radial, Motorsports, News

GT Radial driver Dylan Hughes took third place at Evergreen Speedway in Washington on August 1, marking the second podium finish for GT Radial in Formula DRIFT competition this year.

Three-time Formula DRIFT champion Chris Forsberg got to the podium on GT Radial tires with a second  place finish on June 19 at the New Jersey competition.

It was a great weekend all around for the GT Radial Champiro SX2 RS ultra-high-performance tire and GT Radial driving team at Evergreen Speedway. GT Radial had five of the eight drivers reach the “Great 8” round of competition, the best finish as a team this year. On qualifying day, GT Radial took the #1 and #2 qualifying spots with Michael Essa and Forsberg.

In the final competition, Hughes drove flawlessly to achieve his first Pro Podium ever! He depended heavily on the Champiro SX2 RS tires to provide outstanding durability and predictable grip to get the best of some of the best drivers in the sport.

“It was a thrilling weekend at Evergreen Speedway that proved to everyone that GT Radial is a tire to be reckoned with in Formula DRIFT. We were especially pleased to see Dylan achieve his first podium finish in professional driving.”

Mike MeeiemGT Radial USA Motorsports Manager

"The competition was insane this weekend, but I'm so happy to be able to finally get my first podium in Pro1! It feels especially special at my home track in Washington! Can't wait for the next round and hopefully we can keep this momentum going!

Thank you, GT Radial, for the best tire I've ever driven on!"

Dylan HughesFormula DRIFT Driver

Three GT Radial drivers were in the Top 10 in driver points at Evergreen with Hughes in third, Essa in fifth, and Forsberg in sixth.  The Formula DRIFT Round 6 event will be at St. Louis, Missouri, on August 27-28.