Yokohama Tire is Also Returning to Drifting in 2012

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 In Formula D Major Announcements

A quick visit to the Formula Drift website and the sponsors tab will show off Yokohama Tire who hasn’t been around since securing some championships in the series what seems like decades ago. We also fired up a rumormill post that Maxxis Tire is coming back to drifting in 2012 but nothing confirmed with Formula Drift. Yokohama raises a good question of who will be running the tire this season but we imagine every driver or wannabe driver without a tire this late in the game is going to put in some due dillegence this weekend and make a phone call to the tire powerhouse on Monday looking for some sponsorship. Also a worthy mention is the addition of Electric Sunglasses which happens to be listed under MAJOR sponsors of the series for 2012.




  1. blaze1 says:

    Hey Yokohama….Welcome back!!

    Please send us some japanese drivers! I’ll take some Orido with a side of Takatori with extra Yamanaka. Thank You.

    Is cooper coming back this year?

    Edit: FD took the yoko logo down, hope this is true… it aint april yet lol

  2. Mike Peters says:

    I actually wouldn’t be suprised to see Sam and maybe even Rhys back on Yokohama, Forsberg back on Maxxis, and Hankook focusing on less cars.

  3. Mike Peters says:

    Blaze 1 says:
    “Best comeback tire of 2012”

  4. cody says:

    We need Kenji!

  5. J240 says:
    At this rate these is going to be the sponsors of 2014

  6. cody says:

    I wonder if. Bridgestone and Toyo will be back.

  7. YOitzJDM says:

    I’m glad some of these companies are recognizing that drifting isn’t just a fad and a waste of tires.

    Bridgestone is too busy sponsoring the NHL to care about a sport that actually involves cars…

  8. cody says:

    ^Agreed. Those new Bridgestone commercials about the new balls are dumb, especially since one of them is a bowling ball.

  9. TSUNAMI-Donny says:

    Hey Wrecked, the Yokohama tab is gone.

  10. hollywood says:

    buahahahahaha all the balls references on here make me laugh. is the tab gone? someone check this im much to lazy to do this !

  11. Cody says:

    Balls. That is all.