Maxxis-sponsored Japspeed Team Wins Prodrift Round 3
Maxxis-sponsored Team Japspeed experienced success with driver Danny Eyles winning Round Three of the Prodrift Super Series at Donington (held back on 8 August), setting up an exciting series climax to be held at the end of the week (6 September).
The victory was Eyles’ first since joining the ranks of professional drifting. Overall results looked impressive for Maxxis: four of the top five finishers were running the Maxxis MA-Z1 Drift tyre. Other Japspeed drivers Steve Biagioni and Shane Lynch claimed fourth and fifth respectively and Dean Kearney – who impressed by winning the second round of the championship at Donington in the Maxxis Tyres Nissan Onevia – made it on to the second step of the podium.
Eyles’ victory put him into third position in the Prodrift Super Series standings, giving him a realistic chance of overall victory when the series moves to Ireland’s Mondello Park for the season finale.
“We are absolutely thrilled that the team’s hard work in preparing the cars this season and Danny’s talent for drifting have been rewarded with this well-deserved victory,” said Team Japspeed boss, Paul McCallum, whose RB25-powered Nissan Silvia S15s grace the front cover of the September issue of Max Power – the UK’s leading modified car magazine, with which Maxxis signed an affiliation programme earlier this year – and a four-page feature in the September issue of Banzai.
“Our cars are running really well and the MA-Z1 Drift tyres are the best out there, enabling us to get superb balance when we decide the set up for each event and delivering tremendous levels of grip along with the smoke that assures competitors of valuable extra points.”
Maxxis says that the series is drawing big crowds and attracting considerable media interest, and in doing so are raising awareness of Maxxis amongst one its key audiences. “With superb results like these our sponsored drift teams and drivers are doing a great job of promoting the brand,” says Maxxis UK managing director Derek McMartin.
“In the Need for Speed European Drift Championship, Mark Luney is currently lying in overall second place after backing up several solid performances with his first win in the SVA Imports 350Z in round four of the series, and now the Japspeed guys and Dean Kearney have taken the Prodrift Super Series by storm. It’s been an exciting drifting season so far with the MA-Z1 Drift tyre exceeding the teams’ expectations and there should be more great results to come.”