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Racing News: Royal Purple Named Official Oil of Formula DRIFT

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Royal Purple will become the official oil of Formula DRIFT.

Royal Purple Named Official Oil of Formula DRIFT

Formula DRIFT has announced a new partnership with Royal Purple, which will become the official oil of Formula DRIFT. As part of the new partnership with Formula DRIFT, Royal Purple will activate at every round, interacting with spectators at the tracks. There will also be entertainment for the FD Livestream in the form of original content produced by Formula DRIFT Media in collaboration with Royal Purple. Royal Purple will also offer a contingency program for the PRO2 category, rewarding drivers who score points while using the lubricants. In addition, Royal Purple will be represented in competition by Dylan Hughes in his Royal Purple/Achilles Tires BMW M3. The 2020 Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship kicks off April 10–11 on the Streets of Long Beach.

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Justin Lofton and Levi Shirley join Pro UTV racers Wayne and Kristen Matlock as Yokohama’s 2020 off-road team.

Yokohama Tire Names Two New Off-Road Drivers for the 2020 Season

Two new drivers are part of Yokohama Tire’s 2020 off-road racing roster. Three-time Mint 400 winner Justin Lofton is Yokohama’s new Trophy Truck driver and Levi Shirley is taking the wheel in the Ultra4 4400 class. Lofton and Shirley join Pro UTV racers Wayne and Kristen Matlock as Yokohama’s 2020 off-road team. Lofton, Shirley and the Matlocks are also part of Team Yokohama—a group of all-star drivers, lifestyle athletes and influencers—and are featured in a new “reveal” video