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Hankook Tire’s Hamilton Sets Personal Best with Formula Drift Montreal Finish
Montreal, Canada – Hankook competition driver Nate Hamilton and Team Enjuku earned a Top 16 finish for the fourth time this year at the Formula Drift Black Magic Pro Championship in Montreal, a personal best for the driver from Rowlett, Texas.
Hamilton earned his fourth consecutive Top 16 finish after qualifying 13th with an 82 score, a performance that pleased the fourth-year junior who joined the Hankook Competition team at the start of 2017.
“Teaming up with Hankook for the 2017 season has offered the perfect tool for building confidence,” Hamilton said. “Whether it’s rain or shine, the R-S4 tires really get the job done.”
One of Team Enjuku’s main focuses approaching the 2017 season was to achieve realistic goals. With a solid focus in mind, the team improved every round since the first race in Long Beach, California.
“We are all impressed with Nate’s driving this season, especially when he beat the 2013 Formula Drift champion Michael Essa in Montreal,” said Hankook Tire Motorsports Marketing Associate J. David Rich. “We know that was definitely a huge accomplishment for his team, and Hankook is excited to see what Nate and Team Enjuku will do for the remainder of the season and beyond.”
The Formula Drift Black Magic Championship marked round five out of the eight race drifting series and was held at the Autodrome St-Eustache race track.
Hankook sponsors six formula drivers, including last year’s series champion, Chris Forsberg.
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Hankook Tire America Corp. is a growing leader in the US tire market, leveraging investments in technology, manufacturing and marketing to deliver high-quality, reliable products that are better for consumer and the environment. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hankook Tire America Corps. markets and distributes a complete line of high performance and ultra-high performance passenger, light-truck, and SUV tries, as well as medium truck and bus tires in the United States.