Thursday, June 17, 2010

Team AMR/Yokohama tops DMCC West drift opener

CALGARY (June 17, 2010) – Team AMR/Yokohama driver Mark Tschritter has drawn first blood in the Drift Mania Canadian Championship West with an inspired win here in the first DMCC West Pro Series round at RaceCity Motorsports Park. Tschritter, of Edmonton, qualified third for the pro division event with a single pass in his Nissan, then powered through eliminations to win his first event of 2010 and take an early lead in the five-round championship.

Tschritter faced Team AMR/Yokohama teammate Andrew Moschuk in the first round of eliminations, but a persistent clutch problem in Moschuk’s Nissan gave Tschritter the round and launched him toward the Pro Series finals. Both Team AMR/Yokohama cars run on Yokohama tires. The next round in the DMCC West schedule is slated for July 18, 2010, at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton.

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. markets and distributes a full line of tires for high performance, passenger car, light truck, and commercial truck applications, as well as off-the-road tires for mining, forestry and construction applications. It maintains distribution centres across Canada to serve more than 700 independent tire dealers and more than 2,000 retail locations.

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