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Team Falken Tire Earns Podium Finish at 61st 12 Hours of Sebring

Team Falken Tire's Wolf Henzler, Nick Tandy, Bryan Sellers celebrate thrird place finish at the 2013 12 Hours of Sebring

Today at the 61st Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida, Team Falken Tire raced from a 12th place starting position to be a top contender for a majority of the race before earning the final step on the victory podium. With varying track temperatures, different track surfaces and twelve hours of intense competition, Sebring International Raceway demanded the best from drivers, teams and tires. All race long, the 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR pushed forward, fighting through one of the most competitive GT classes the American Le Mans Series has seen. Continue reading ‘Team Falken Tire Earns Podium Finish at 61st 12 Hours of Sebring’

Team Falken Tire ready to win Sebring 12 Hour

no17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR: Wolf Henzler, Bryan Sellers, Nick Tandy  COPYRIGHT: © 2013 Darren Pierson / DPerceptions, 61st 12 Hours of Sebring

Today Team Falken Tire completed the final American Le Mans Series test session before the official sessions of the 12 Hours of Sebring begin tomorrow morning. The Indianapolis based team spent the five month off season productively with several tests at Sebring International Raceway to continue the development of their race winning tires. Continue reading ‘Team Falken Tire ready to win Sebring 12 Hour’

Team Falken Tire earns second consecutive Top 5 finish

no17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR: Wolf Henzler, Bryan Sellers

Under sunny skies at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with an excellent race strategy and speedy pit stops, Team Falken Tire earned their second consecutive fourth place finish in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series. As in the previous race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the team struggled all weekend, facing difficulties with tire and car set up. However, as with the previous round, hard driving, perfect strategy and impeccable pit stops brought the team another strong finish in the highly competitive GT class. Continue reading ‘Team Falken Tire earns second consecutive Top 5 finish’

Team Falken take chances on tires at Lime Rock Park

Round 4 of the American Le Mans Series presented by Patron was a bittersweet event for the Team Falken Tire © 2012 Darren Pierson/DPerceptions

Round 4 of the American Le Mans Series presented by Patron was a bittersweet event for the Team Falken Tire. Accelerated shoulder wear on the left rear tire due to heavy load forced the team to pit and change tires more often than expected, costing the team the opportunity to move up through the GT field. The team stayed ahead of four other cars to finish seventh in the GT class.

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Team Falken Tire resilient at the 12 Hours of Sebring

Falken Tire no17 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, 12 Hours of Sebring, Turn 7, Photo: © 2012 Corey Beaman | oneighturbo.com

Team Falken Tire laid it all out on the table during Saturdays 60th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring. During the week, Team Falken had some strong practice runs with a 4th and 6th. The other days were not as high but showed pace. The week leading up to raceday also showed no signs of engine troubles.

Raceday is here with a morning warmup from 8:00-8:25AM. At roughly 8:20, all hell broke lose with an engine failure. While out shooting the warmup, we saw a tweet about smoke coming from the rear of the Falken 911 GT3 RSR. We immediately headed to the paddock to find out what went wrong. We asked Falken’s Nick Fousekis (Director of Motorsports Marketing) if there were any indicators, he shook his head in disbelief and said no. Continue reading ‘Team Falken Tire resilient at the 12 Hours of Sebring’

Falken Tire Announces 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Giveaway

Falken Tire Announces 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Giveaway

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On the eve of the start of the 2012 season of the American Le Mans Series, Falken Tire, a leader in high performance tire technology for cars and trucks, will launch its largest social media campaign ever, focusing on the Azenis product line, and culminating in an aggressive giveaway contest featuring a brand new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera as the featured Grand Prize. The all new chassis of 2012 Porsche 911 is commonly referred to by enthusiasts as the 991, and is arguably one of the hottest supercars around the globe today. Continue reading ‘Falken Tire Announces 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Giveaway’

Falken Tire’s 2012 Porsche GT3 RSR for ALMS attack

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In its quest to extend the momentum generated in the 2011 American Le Mans Series, Team Falken Tire has taken delivery of a brand new 2012 Porsche GT3 RSR chassis. The car was sent to Derrick Walker’s race shop in Indianapolis in preparation for the car’s assault on the demanding GT class and will make its season debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 17.

Drivers Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers will return to pilot the car, which is one of only four new race-designated Porsches in the U.S. The veteran duo secured two wins for Team Falken during last year, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and on the streets of Baltimore. Continue reading ‘Falken Tire’s 2012 Porsche GT3 RSR for ALMS attack’

Falken Tire looks back on 2011 ALMS season

Falken Tire Porsche delivers strong effort at Petit Le Mans

Photo: © 2011 Corey Beaman

The 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron was a breakout year for Team Falken Tire. After partnering with esteemed Walker Racing, the GT squad captured its first two ALMS class victories with Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers in the No. 17 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Both wins came in spectacular fashion; the first in the midst of a downpour at Mid-Ohio, which was voted by fans as the 2011 ALMS Moment of the Year, and the second in front of a capacity crowd on the streets of Baltimore. Walker Racing owner Derrick Walker breaks down the highlights of 2011 and how the team made big gains this year. Continue reading ‘Falken Tire looks back on 2011 ALMS season’




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