Toronto, ON – October 9, 2008 - In its third year, the 2008 Castrol DMCC drifting series is the biggest, most popular, most attended and most diverse grassroots motorsport in Canada. With 6 rounds in 3 provinces, from East to West, massive media coverage, rising drifting stars, new cars and new sponsors, the stage is set.
“Drifting is the ultimate test for our tires, combining traction and horsepower constantly on the limits of adhesion,” says Guy Hardiman, General Manager of Continental Tire Canada. “General Tire brand tires are engineered to the highest standards of performance, handling and comfort, and finishing number 1 for the second year in a row proves that we can bring a great deal of value to our customer."
Team captain and long time ambassador to the Canadian drifting scene, Marco Santos, pilots an Infiniti G35 while the other two team members, Haig Kanadjian and Dany Bernier, slide around the track in a Nissan 240sx and a Ford Mustang GT. The trio, who many believe to be the Canadian “dream team” of drifting, not only proved that their stylish and skillful drifting techniques were up to par, but good enough to win the DMCC Constructor Championship the second time in a row by finishing with the most combined points of any other tire manufacturer team involved.
“I’m proud to be supported by a tire company that actually listens to our feedback and makes the necessary moves to ensure we perform at a professional and championship level,” states Santos. “Through wet or dry conditions, our tires made the difference between going home or drinking champagne at the end of the day.”
With an impressive 1st place in Round 1 in Québec City, Marco set the base for a successful new drifting season. Only 6 weeks later, Haig proved his performance winning Round 3 at the same location. A following double podium finish at the l’Autodrome St-Eustache in Montréal sent a clear message to the competition. Already planning for 2009 the General Drift Team will be one more time the team to be beat.
The trio will celebrate this victory with its fans on the upcoming SCP Auto Salon, held from October 16 to 18, 2008, at the Montréal Olympic Stadium.