Falken Tires Back as Official Light Truck Tire of Progressive AFT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 2, 2022) – Progressive American Flat Track is pleased to confirm that Falken Tires will be the series’ Official Light Truck Tire for a third consecutive season in 2022.
Falken Tires is a long-time standout in the world of motorsport, with impressive performances across numerous disciplines, including the Lucas Off Road Racing Series, Ultra 4, USCA, and SCCA, the 4 Hours of Nürburgring, and the Formula Drift Championship Series, where it earned Tire Manufacturer of the Year honors in 2017.
That shared connection to motorsports, along with the natural, overlapped audience of dirt track fans and light truck owners, has made for a highly successful partnership. Falken Tires continues to spur the growth of Progressive AFT by featuring it on Falken Digital TV, which streams motorsports content, automotive news, and behind-the-scenes information on the latest Falken Tires developments to the thousands of Falken dealers across the United States.
“Falken is excited to return as the Official Light Truck Tire of Progressive American Flat Track,” said Jonathon Bradford, Falken Tires’ Sr. Manager of Motorsports and Events. “As we enter our third year with the series, it has proven to be a great outlet to showcase our products and promote the connection with our sister brand, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires.”
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, Falken Tires offers several lines of tires designed to excel in the most demanding conditions, including the AZENIS, ESPIA, RUBITREK, WILDPEAK, WINTERPEAK, and ZIEX families of tires. Originally founded in Japan in 1983 to be the flagship high-performance radial brand of Ohtsu Tire and Rubber, Falken Tires carries forward that tradition by maintaining its focus on the development of Ultra-High Performance (UHP) tires and support of motorsports competition.
“Progressive AFT is proud to continue our partnership with Falken Tires,” said Gene Crouch, COO of Progressive American Flat Track. “Falken Tires is the leader in high-performance tire technology for light trucks, among other markets, and a large portion of our fanbase relies on their products. They share our passion for motorsports and have been an ideal partner as we continue to introduce the sport to an even larger audience.”
Progressive AFT will battle at a Mile for the first time in 2022 and do it twice with the Mission Red Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle of Lexington doubleheader on Memorial Day weekend at The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky, on May 28-29. Visit https://store.americanflattrack.com/ebooking/ticket/view/id/3722/ to reserve your tickets now.
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How to Watch:
FOX Sports and Facebook are the official homes for coverage of Progressive American Flat Track. For the 2022 season, all 18 races will premiere in one-hour telecasts on FS1 during highly desirable weekend time slots. The complete schedule can be viewed at https://www.americanflattrack.com/events-foxsports. Viewers can watch livestream coverage of every round in the Facebook mobile app, Facebook desktop site or on the Facebook Watch mobile app. To watch the livestream on TV, fans can download the Facebook Watch TV app, or cast to a TV from the Facebook mobile app. Facebook Watch is available through Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and Xbox One.