Permatex has been named the official gasket maker of Formula Drift. Permatex will provide support for all vehicles competing in Formula Drift’s nine races during this year’s racing season.
Permatex served as the presenting sponsor of the first Formula Drift race this season in April, the O’Reilly Auto Parts RD1: Streets of Long Beach in Long Beach, California.
“Permatex has its roots in auto racing, and we are proud to partner with Formula Drift to become the series’ official gasket maker,” said Paco Agrafojo, Permatex director of marketing. “Permatex gasket makers, threadlockers, and sealing products have been used for generations by race teams across the world, and we are incredibly excited to help the teams of the Formula Drift series ensure that their vehicles’ gasketing holds up to the extreme conditions of drift racing.”
“This partnership with Permatex is so fitting,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula Drift Holdings LLC. “Formula Drift is ultra-demanding on the competition vehicles. Often times the smallest mechanical failure can mean win or lose so the products that Permatex produces are critical to Formula Drift teams."
The 2018 season marked Formula Drift’s 15th year of competition. The 2019 season will have races held in California, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Washington, Missouri, and Texas.