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Published on April 28th, 2010 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez



Newcomer, Daniel “Fanga Dan” Woolhouse from Team Goodyear clinched third place, after first and second place winners Tengku Djan Ley and Tan Tat Wei respectively. While this may be the first time the New Zealander is competing in Formula Drift Asia, he successfully achieved podium finish for the event, in addition to being the newest international driver to join Team Goodyear. With several years of experience under his belt, Fanga Dan has been drifting competitively since 2003 and was crowned the D1 New Zealand Champ in 2006. He currently drives a modified RB26DETT, powered Holden VZ Commodore, fitted with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric tires.

In top form during day two of Formula Drift Singapore, Fanga Dan showed off his skills, as well as his dynamic precision and control, after edging out Davide Doringo from Thailand to clinch the third spot. The top three drivers of the recently concluded Formula Drift Singapore picked up crucial points for the Formula Drift Asian Series, which includes legs in Indonesia, Thailand with the grand finale in Malaysia later this year.

At the end of the grueling two day battle, six Team Goodyear drivers finished Top 16, which included crowd favorite, Ryuji Miki (Japan), as well as Nitipat Lamaikul and Chanapol Kerdpiam (Thailand), Fanga Dan, David Feliciano (Philippines), and Hanizam bin Hazmah – the latest addition to Team Goodyear Malaysia who definitely created an impression with his aggressive style only to be very narrowly edged out by fellow teammate, Fanga Dan in the Top 8.

“When we sponsored the very first Formula Drift Singapore in 2008, we had a total of 8 drivers from across Asia. Two years later, we have upped that number to 12. This reflects Goodyear’s commitment to the sport in the region. We are definitely pleased with the overwhelming response that we’ve been given thus far,” said Nasution Abdul Rahman, Managing Director of Goodyear Malaysia.

Team Goodyear drift cars were fitted with Eagle F1 Asymmetric tires, which are touted for its excellent grip and handling – two key traits which are necessary for drifting. “Goodyear has been involved with racing and motorsports for over 100 years – what we’ve learnt along the way has since allowed us to translate this to innovative technologies found in every day tires,” said Nasution. The next leg of the Formula Drift Asian Series will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dates for the event will be announced soon.

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