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  • Advanced Clutch drivers dominate Formula Drift... Again

    RD4-Podium-600wJune 21, 2014 – Formula DRIFT returned to Wall Speedway in New Jersey for Round 4: The Gauntlet. Fredric Aasbo in the Hankook Tire Scion Racing tC takes his first Formula DRIFT Pro Championship victory.

    Round 4: The Gauntlet provided the sold out crowd to an exciting
    event experience complete with hard fought battles throughout the competition. Friday attendance saw exponential growth from the previous season making this the most attended Formula DRIFT event at this venue.

    “9 years ago we invested in Wall Speedway, when we paved the infield and it continues to prove to have been a wise decision as we experienced the biggest Wall Speedway crowd ever this weekend,” says Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “This part of the country has become an integral and established stop for the championship.”

    For the fourth consecutive event, Chris Forsberg, the number one qualifier in the Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z, found the podium finishing in second place and retaining his championship point lead. The final battle between Hankook Tire teammates, Forsberg and Aasbo was a tightly fought battle, but one mistake by Forsberg helped Aasbo take his first career Formula DRIFT event victory, moving him into second place in the chase for the championship. The podium was rounded out by Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis in the Feal Suspension / Nitto Tire Nissan 240SX taking third place in the event, which is also his first professional career podium.

    “This has been such a long time coming. This is my dream from ten years ago when I first started watching Formula DRIFT,” said Fredric Aasbo, winner of Round 4: The Gauntlet. “I want to thank my team into turning the Scion tC into such a championship contender. We have had our trials and tribulations, but this is proof that I have the best team in the business.”

    The 2014 Formula DRIFT Championship season continues to Round 5: Throwdown at Evergreen Speedway on July 18-19. For more information visit: www.formuladrift.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram @formulad, Facebook www.facebook.com/formuladrift and Twitter @FormulaD.

    Formula DRIFT Professional Championship Presented by GoPro 2014 Standings After Four Rounds
    1. Forsberg, Chris Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z 353.00 Points
    2. Aasbo, Fredric Hankook Tire Scion Racing tC 294.00 Points
    3. Gittin Jr., Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR 288.00 Points
    4. Moen, Kenneth Bridges Racing Nissan 240SX 242.00 Points
    5. Bakchis, Aurimas Feal Suspension / Nitto Tire Nissan 240SX 189.50 Points
    6. Pawlak, Justin Falken Tire Ford Mustang 173.50 Points
    7. Wang, Forrest Get Nuts Lab / Hankook Tire / STR Racing Nissan S14 164.50 Points
    8. McNamara, Darren Falken Tire Nissan S14 153.00 Points
    9. Nishida, Robbie Achilles Radial / Bridges Racing Lexus SC300 151.50 Points
    10. Grunewald, Conrad Megan Racing / Top 1 Oil / BRE Chevrolet Camaro 141.50 Points
    11. McQuarrie, Tyler GoPro Mobil 1Chevrolet Camaro 134.50 Points
    12. Kearney, Dean Oracle Lighting Dodge Viper SRT 134.00 Points
    13. Essa, Michael Essa Autosport / Yokohama BMW M3 131.00 Points
    14. Tuerck, Ryan Retaks Maxxis Tires Air Force PSI Scion FR-S 125.50 Points
    15. Field, Matt CX Racing / Nitto Tire Nissan 240SX 119.50 Points
    16. Ng, Charles Speedhunters / Achilles Radial Infiniti G37 118.00 Points

    Round 4: The Gauntlet Event Results
    1. Aasbo, Fredric Hankook Tire Scion Racing tC Winner
    2. Forsberg, Chris Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z 2nd Place
    3. Bakchis, Aurimas Feal Suspension / Nitto Tire Nissan 240SX 3rd Place

    See the complete story and additional images on the Formula D Blog

  • The ACT drivers of Team Falken return to the UK following successful demonstrations in Europe

    10286947_741874692500484_4684866594805499325_o-750x496London, England – May 30, 2014 – After busy demonstration events at the Bodensee Tuning World show and the Hockenheim Drift Challenge in Germany in front of thousands of motorsport and tuning fans, the Falken drift team have returned to the UK in anticipation of their next competition event next weekend.
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    The team first visited the annual Tuning World Bodensee event at the start of May to performance live drift demonstrations and passenger rides in the outdoor area. Having become a regular feature in the show, fans lined the live action arena to watch the team perform and queued in their thousands to meet and greet the drivers. Alongside Paul, Alan, Matt and Kirsty from the UK, Irish Drift Champion James Deane was in attendance as well as Dutch drifting duo Remmo Niezen and Lars Verbraeken.

    The ACT drivers of Team Falken return...

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  • Advanced Clutch Technology 2014 HyperFest Giveaway Winners

    Advanced Clutch Technology is going to HyperFest 2014. The event is on June 7th from 9:30am to 10:00pm in Summit Point, West Virginia. In addition to being at the event Advanced Clutch is hosting a slew of giveaways. Linked below, fans and participants can enter to win VIP access to the event, Hyper-Drive entries, a charity ride along with Formula Drift/ ACT driver Chris Forsberg and raffled off at the event, an Advanced Clutch performance clutch kit. (A $500 value)

    Congratulations to the winners!

    The sweepstakes is over and the winners have been drawn.  You've been notified by email with instructions on how to claim your winnings.

    Didn't win?  Missed the giveaway?  Be sure to follow Advanced Clutch for future contests and giveaways at facebook.com/advancedclutch, twitter.com/advancedclutch and on Instagram @advancedclutch

    VIP Ticket winners:

    P.  Burris
    M.  Honcho
    W.  Via
    D.  Cline
    J.   Lopez

    Hyper-Drive Winners:

    R.  Nakamoto
    J.  Robertson
    R.  Davis

    Ride Along Winner:

    R.  Lange

  • Twin-Disc Clutch Kits for '64 - '70 FE Big Block Fords by Advanced Clutch Technology

    T1S-F08LANCASTER, CALIF. (May 20, 2014) — Advanced Clutch Technology
    (ACT) is pleased to introduce its new high performance twin-disc clutch kits for '64-'70 FE Big Block Fords.

    ACT twin-disc clutch kits offer a wide range of street-friendly to race-ready options with torque capacities ranging from 875-1515 ft.-lbs. These kits offer two discs, which results in nearly twice the disc surface area compared to a conventional clutch design, and that means better wear characteristics, a higher heat capacity and longer life. The twin-disc kits include ACT’s proprietary Positive Lift Floater system, which automatically compensates for disc wear.

    Each kit offers a choice of three different clamp load designs to give unparalleled performance and moderate pedal effort. Users also have the option of choosing disc combinations that feature high torque capacities along with smooth consistent engagement. In addition to the variety of options for these kits, they are completely serviceable. All twin-disc kits can be sent back to ACT’s manufacturing facility for resurfacing, component replacement and rebalancing, which is performed at a fraction of the cost.

    Included in ACT twin-disc kits is a CNC-machined and dynamically balanced forged Chromoly flywheel to ensure smooth, trouble-free installation and years of continued service.


    As with all ACT clutches and flywheels, these kits are backed by a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty against factory defects. ACT is proud of the quality of their product and stands behind every kit they make. For more information about ACT’s warranty please visit: www.advancedclutch.com/warranty

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    For the complete release, including all of the applications, download the PDF here.

  • Advanced Clutch Technology Changes Limited Retail Warranty

    LANCASTER, CALIF. (December 19, 2013) — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is pleased to announce changes to our Limited Retail Warranty. Beginning in January 2014, ACT’s Limited Retail Warranty will cover products for a period of one year from the date of purchase — a move that is unparalleled in the performance clutch aftermarket.

    “Since we already go beyond what is promised in our current warranty for customers, we decided to make it official,” Dirk Starksen, ACT President, said. “This represents ACT’s continued commitment to quality products, exceptional value and customer service.”

    Visit www.advancedclutch.com/faq to view the official warranty information.

  • ACT Releases Heavy Duty Performance Clutch Kits for the 2010-2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8L V6

    LANCASTER, CALIF., Nov. 19, 2013 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released Heavy Duty clutch kits for the 2010-2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8L V6.HY4-HDSS

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the 3.8L V6 Genesis Coupe include a Heavy Duty pressure plate, a choice of street or race disc and an alignment tool. The Heavy Duty pressure plate has a precision-stamped cover and the diaphragm undergoes an exclusive four-stage, heat-treating process.

    The ACT Street clutch kits include a Heavy Duty pressure plate, a performance organic street disc and an alignment tool. The disc features premium organic friction materials to withstand increased heat and abuse, steel-backed linings for high-burst strength and modifications engineered for quicker shifting. The premium organic street disc is spring-centered to properly damp torsional vibrations for quieter operation. The ACT Street clutch kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and have increased torque capacity up to 404 ft.-lbs.

    The ACT Race clutch kits feature the Heavy Duty pressure plate with a cerametallic Xtreme Race disc, which is available in 6-pad spring-centered and rigid-hub designs. These discs are very durable, while allowing for quick shifting. The Xtreme Race discs are for high-powered engines and recommended for track use only. The ACT Race clutch kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and will hold 518 ft.-lbs. of torque.

    To view a PDF of the press release and specifications sheet, please click here.

  • ACT Releases Xtreme Clutch Kits Including a Streetlite Flywheel for the 2013 Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S and Toyota 86

    LANCASTER, CALIF., Nov. 19, 2013 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released Xtreme clutch kits for the 2013 Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S and Toyota 86 2.0L H4.SB7-XTSS

    ACT’s new clutch kits for these applications include an Xtreme pressure plate, a choice of a street or race disc, a release bearing, a pilot bearing, an alignment tool and an XACT Streetlite flywheel.

    The ACT Street clutch kits feature an Xtreme pressure plate with a performance organic street disc. The disc features premium organic friction materials to withstand increased heat and abuse, steel-backed linings for high-burst strength and modifications engineered for quicker shifting. The premium organic street disc is spring-centered to properly damp torsional vibrations for quieter operation. The ACT Street clutch kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and have increased torque capacity up to 347 ft.-lbs.

    The ACT Race clutch kits feature the Xtreme pressure plate paired with a cerametallic Xtreme Race disc, which is available in 6- and 4-pad spring-centered and rigid-hub designs. These discs are very durable, while allowing for quick shifting. The Xtreme Race discs are for high-powered engines and recommended for track use only. The ACT Race clutch kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and will hold 444 ft.-lbs. of torque.

    The XACT Streetlite flywheel is a one-piece, forged Chrome-moly steel flywheel. It is CNC-machined, features induction-hardened, integral ring gear for increased durability and can be resurfaced. The XACT Streetlite flywheel is recommended for street or drag racing and weighs 11.8 lbs.

    To view a PDF of the press release and specifications sheet, please click here.

  • ACT Releases Xtreme Clutch Kits Including a Prolite Flywheel for the 2013 Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S and Toyota 86

    LANCASTER, CALIF., Nov. 19, 2013 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released Xtreme clutch kits for the 2013 Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S and Toyota 86 2.0L H4.SB8-XTSS

    ACT’s new clutch kits for these applications include an Xtreme pressure plate, a choice of a street or race disc, a release bearing, a pilot bearing, an alignment tool and an XACT Prolite flywheel.

    The ACT Street clutch kits feature an Xtreme pressure plate with a performance organic street disc. The disc features premium organic friction materials to withstand increased heat and abuse, steel-backed linings for high-burst strength and modifications engineered for quicker shifting. The premium organic street disc is spring-centered to properly damp torsional vibrations for quieter operation. The ACT Street clutch kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and have increased torque capacity up to 347 ft.-lbs.

    The ACT Race clutch kits feature the Xtreme pressure plate paired with a cerametallic Xtreme Race disc, which is available in 6- and 4-pad spring-centered and rigid-hub designs. These discs are very durable, while allowing for quick shifting. The Xtreme Race discs are for high-powered engines and recommended for track use only. The ACT Race clutch kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and will hold 444 ft.-lbs. of torque.

    The XACT Prolite flywheel is a one-piece, forged Chrome-moly steel flywheel. It is CNC-machined, features induction-hardened, integral ring gear for increased durability and can be resurfaced. The XACT Prolite flywheel weighs 10.5 lbs. and is recommended for road and rally racing.

    To view a PDF of the press release and specifications sheet, please click here.

  • ACT Releases SFI-Approved Heavy Duty Performance Clutch Kits for the Audi B7 RS4 and S4

    LANCASTER, CALIF., — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released Heavy Duty clutch kits for the 2007-2008 Audi B7 RS4 and 2005.5-2008 S4 4.2L V8.AA2-HDSD

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the B7 RS4 and S4 include a Heavy Duty pressure plate, a choice of disc type, a release bearing and an alignment tool. The Heavy Duty clutch kits provide a 41-80 percent increase in torque over the stock unit.

    The ACT Street clutch kits combine the Heavy Duty pressure plate with a performance organic street disc or a rigid-hub street disc. These discs feature premium organic friction materials able to withstand increased heat and abuse, steel-backed linings for high-burst strength and modifications engineered for quicker shifting. The ACT Street clutch kits provide a moderate and consistent pedal feel, smooth engagement and significantly improved durability. These kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and have an increased torque capacity up to 510 ft.-lbs.

    The ACT Race clutch kits combine the Heavy Duty pressure plate with a cerametallic Xtreme Race disc, which is available in 6-pad spring-centered or rigid-hub designs. These discs are very durable while allowing for quick shifting. The Xtreme Race discs are for high-powered engines and recommended for track use only. The ACT Race clutch kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and will hold 650 ft.-lbs. of torque.

    To view the full press release and specifications, click here.

  • ACT Releases Twin-Disc Clutch Kits for the 2008-2012 Dodge Challenger

    LANCASTER, CALIF. — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is pleased to introduce its new twin-disc clutch kits for the 2008-2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 6.1L/6.4L V8 and 2009-2012 Dodge Challenger R/T 5.7L V8. T1S-D03_A

    ACT twin-disc clutch kits offer a wide range of street-friendly to race-ready kits for these applications, with torque capacities ranging from 875-1470 ft.-lbs. These kits include two discs, resulting in nearly twice the disc surface area compared to a conventional clutch design. The street disc option is a premium organic, spring-centered disc, and the race option is a 6-pad, rigid-hub disc. The twin-disc kits include ACT’s proprietary positive lift floater system, which compensates for disc wear.

    The street and race options offer a choice of three different clamp load designs to give unparalleled performance and moderate pedal effort. The twin-disc kits include a CNC-machined and dynamically balanced flywheel to ensure smooth, trouble-free installation and operation. These kits offer a 10 percent reduction in weight compared to the original equipment kit.

    To view the full press release and specifications, click here.