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<a href='http://bmserver2.ciestudios.com/ServePRClick.aspx?p=307&u=0'><span style='font-weight: bold; text-decoration:underline;'>Video link on Nitto Channel.</span></a><br/>

<p>In the above video, Nitto has put together some great in-car and on-car footage of their drivers drifting on the famous Long Beach Grand Prix course. The video also has interviews with Conrad Grunewald and Ryuji Miki and both drivers give some insight into their 2008 Formula Drift Season. Ryuji campaigns a Mazda RX-7 (FD) and Conrad campaigns a Chevrolet Corvette (Z06), both equipped with Nitto tires.</p><br/><br/>

<b>Drivers and Machines:</b><br/><br/>

<b>Nitto Tire / Tanaka Racing - Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C5)</b>
<ul>
<li>Engine - Supercharged 427ci LS6 (650 whp/ 545 lbs tq)</li>
<li>Wheels/Tires - 18" Maya - Nitto 255/35ZR18 (front) & 295/35ZR18 (rear)</li>
<li>Suspension - Custom Penske 8700 Series Coil-over w/ Swift Engineering Springs</li>
</ul>

<b>Conrad Grunewald</b> - Career Highlights
<ul>
<li>2007 Grand- Am - 6 Top 10's and a 3rd place finish in 10 races</li>
<li>2007 Formula Drift - 2 of 7 events with a 4th place at Sonoma</li>
</ul><br/>

<b>Nitto Tire / Apexi / Bergenholtz Racing - Mazda RX7 (FD)</b>
<ul>
<li>Engine - Turbocharged 13B - JDM/5th Gen (450 whp/ 390 lbs tq)</li>
<li>Wheels/Tires - 18" Volk Racing - Nitto 235/40ZR18 (front) & 275/35ZR18 (rear)</li>
<li>Suspension - Apexi N1 Evolution Damper Type Drift SPL</li>
</ul>

<b>Ryuji Miki</b> - Career Highlights
<ul>
<li>2004 D1 Grand Prix Series Champion</li>
<li>Fastest drift entry speed: 118 mph</li>
</ul><br/><br/><br/>



All photos courtesy of Mark Gearhart.<br/><br/><br/>

<img src='http://bmserver2.ciestudios.com/img/FormulaD_01.jpg' border='0'/><br/>Nitto Chevrolet Corvette Z06<br/><br/>

<img src='http://bmserver2.ciestudios.com/img/FormulaD_05.jpg' border='0'/><br/>Nitto Chevrolet Corvette Z06<br/><br/>

<img src='http://bmserver2.ciestudios.com/img/FormulaD_03.jpg' border='0'/><br/>Nitto Chevrolet Corvette Z06<br/><br/>

<img src='http://bmserver2.ciestudios.com/img/FormulaD_02.jpg' border='0'/><br/>Nitto Mazda RX7<br/><br/>

<img src='http://bmserver2.ciestudios.com/img/FormulaD_04.jpg' border='0'/><br/>Nitto Mazda RX7<br/><br/><br clear='all'/><br/><span style='font-size: 8pt;'>This PostRelease(tm) is part of an advertiser-supported program that sponsors Z06vette. This program delivers relevant news and announcements as posts within the Z06vette forum.</span><img src='http://bmserver2.ciestudios.com/307/prview.gif' width='1' height='1' border='0'/>
 
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