Today I got a message via the ol’ interweb from my buddies at D1GP USA announcing that GENIUS Tools will be the presenting sponsor for the 2009 season! Good stuff! Does this mean that every pit mechanic using Genius Tools has superhuman IQs? I prefer to think…yes…yes they do..
Genius Tools Announced as Presenting Sponsor for 2009 D1GP USA Season
D1 Grand Prix, America’s leading drift racing series, announced today Genius Tools will be the Presenting Sponsor for the 2009 season. Additional sponsors for this season include the United States Air Force, GReddy, VITI Water, ampm and Universal Technical Institute. FOX television has also been announced as the official broadcast partner of D1GP USA. This deal is the largest in drifting history with FOX owned and operated stations in more than 20 markets, including the top 10 markets in America, broadcasting D1GP USA events via FREE television in 47 million homes. On top of this deal, D1GP USA will race into an additional 45 million homes via cable carriers Comcast and Cox Fox Sports Net and an additional 120 million homes via Fox Sports International, which spans 65 countries. D1GP USA will also be featured on the weekly television show Steel Dreams in 70 million homes.
D1GP USA Announces Additional Driver Entries for 2009
The 2009 D1 Grand Prix season is shaping up to be an international affair as D1GP USA today announced that competing in the entire series this season will be the top three drivers from Finland: No. 1 ranked Janne Leinonen, no. 2 ranked Harri Hokkanen and no. 3 ranked Juha Rintanen. All three will be competing alongside the many international and domestic drivers registered thus far.
D1 Underground Reaches Unbelievable Heights
With the program just a month and a half old, D1 Underground has had more than 350 driver registrations and 60 event registrations making it the largest networked group of grassroots drifting events in the world. This program has quickly become the standard for amateur drifting in the United States.
For more information about D1GP USA or to purchase tickets, visit www.d1gp.com.