Air Lift Performance Sponsors Redline Time Attack Champ Cody Miles

6 05 2016

Only vehicle on air suspension earns multiple first place finishes

LANSING, MI – May 6, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Air Lift Performance Time Attack Champion Cody Miles does it on air and wins – time after time. The only time attack driver on air suspension, Miles is now gearing up to compete in the Global Time Attack, taking place at Road Atlanta at Drift Atlanta on May 6.

Air Lift Performance is proud to sponsor Miles, who is the 2015 Redline Time Attack Street Class champion and finished first in the first round of the 2016 Redline Time Attack series. Miles, who runs on an Air Lift Performance 3H system, relies on Air Lift Performance not only as a sponsor, but as an integral part of his team.


“When I first got the kit, I wasn’t sponsored by anyone and had no connections or ties to anyone that could sway me in any direction toward a specific brand,” he said. “I feel like that’s important to point out, because I chose Air Lift Performance, they didn’t choose me. I’m extremely happy with the Air Lift Performance suspension system, and have no intentions of using anything different.”

It all started when Miles first began modifying his 2007 Subaru STi in 2014. He was searching for suspension parts online when he found an Air Lift Performance video that showed cars being driven aggressively on air suspension. He was hooked on the idea of being able to do it all with one suspension system (track it and daily drive it), but he wasn’t convinced bags would be up to the task of what he had in mind for the car. A few clicks later and Miles came upon another video – this one showed Air Lift Performance directly comparing its product to coilovers on track with hard data to stand by its claims.

“Anyone can sell a product with aggressive claims that simply tell the consumer what they want to hear,” Miles said. “But going through the effort of real-world testing to allow the results to speak for themselves is what really pulled me toward giving air suspension a shot.”

Little did he realize, those videos would launch a solid professional partnership.

After examining the Air Lift Performance data, Miles ordered the complete V2 system, which was later upgraded to an Air Lift Performance 3H system.   When it arrived, he found the installation instructions clear with every component included and clearly referenced. When he required advice on specific details, he called Air Lift Performance.

“Everyone was always happy to help out and assure that I was on the right track,” he said. When he wanted expert advice on details, he spoke directly with the Air Lift Performance engineering team, whose members shared Miles’ passion for performance and speed.  The team not only helped Miles work through the specifics of his system, they assisted Miles’ pit crew and advised on just about every aspect of his car.

Once the system was installed and Miles began to understand the immediate improvements in his car’s performance, he got serious about tracking.

“My bumpers were planted on the ground when I wanted to turn heads, safely above aggressive driveways when I wanted to keep my oil pan in one piece, and sailing over rumble strips at 100 mph when I wanted to set lap times,” he said. “My car truly gained the ability to be anything I wanted it to, based on whatever the pavement ahead of me had in store.”

In March 2015, Miles took his Subaru to his first Redline Time Attack. Among a group of more than 100 drivers, his was the only car on air suspension. He grabbed a first place finish in his class that day, and won several more races throughout the year resulting in an overall championship in the Street Class for the 2015 season of Redline Time Attack – the first time that series has been taken by a car on air suspension.

Miles is looking forward to continuing his partnership with Air Lift Performance during the Global Time Attack series in 2016.

“The constant drive to push the envelope and create a product that no one else can is something that sets the engineering team at Air Lift Performance above the rest.” he said. “I couldn’t ask for a better team to be working with.”

About Air Lift Performance

Air Lift Performance, a division of Air Lift Company, features air suspension kits for European, Modern Muscle and Japanese performance vehicles. Air Lift Company is the premier global supplier and manufacturer of aftermarket air suspension products. For more information, contact the performance division by calling (800) 248-0892, or on the Web at



Motul and XDL Championship Series Create New Motorcycle Drift Competition

17 07 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 17, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Motorcycle drifting has been the hottest trend in street motorcycling this year, with many YouTube videos posting well over 3 million views and one featuring XDL athletes Nick “Apex” Brocha and Ernie “E-Dub” Vigil even reaching almost 11 million. The subject of motorcycle drifting has been on the minds of XDL management since the beginning of the year and in the early Spring discussions ensued with Motul over starting a motorcycle drift competition. The result is the Motul Drift Battle that will feature a single rider format in which an athlete has to complete a drift course in the shortest amount of time possible and will also be judged on style. Given that XDL competes in small and large venues, the configuration will be flexible to allow for the Motul Drift Battle to be run in even the smallest XDL venues.

“There is a rather ironic twist in the development of motorcycle drifting into an XDL competition,” stated XDL series founder Randy Grube. “One of the most commonly asked questions is: ‘What does XDL stand for?’ and I usually have to come up with a long-winded explanation. The truth is that XDL stands for ‘Xtreme Drifting League,’ a name that dates back to a prior lifetime when I was engaged in automotive racing and drift events. I remember getting into an argument with branding expert about 2 years ago that said the name XDL is bad because it doesn’t reflect what the sport is about and he wanted to change the name, which I refused to do. Now it looks like we’ve come full circle and the name XDL might actually be the most fitting thing we can come up with! I’m so glad Motul came on board for this project in 2012 and I look forward to a lot of exciting riding, or rather, drifting.”

“Motul has been an XDL sponsor for 2 years now, and we saw enough promise in the series to allow us to make this big jump and jointly develop content with XDL. ” remarked Motul USA President Dave Wolman. “It’s an exciting time because motorcycling as a form of entertainment is going global quickly with the help of video clips on YouTube and the heavy use of Facebook. XDL has a good plan and a lot of promise of growing into an strong action sports property both here in the U.S. and overseas, and we’re excited to be part of the team.”

2012 XDL Championship Series Schedule

  • R1: Budds Creek, MD – Maryland International Raceway, 7/21 & 22
  • R2: Long Beach, CA – Queen Mary, 8/3 & 4
  • R3: Indianapolis, IN – Downtown, 8/17 & 18
  • R4: Albuquerque, NM – NAPA Speedway, 8/31 and 9/1
  • Finals: Portland, OR – Portland International Raceway, 9/14 & 15

About Motul USA
Motul USA is a world-class company specialized in distribution of high-tech synthetic lubricants formulated for powersports and automotive applications.

Motul is a partner to many manufacturers and racing teams in order to further their technological development in motorsports. It has invested in many international competitions as an official supplier for teams in: XDL, 24 Hours of Le Mans, AMA/FIM, American Supercross, Dakar™, GT1 World Championship, MotoGP, Pirelli World Challenge, World Rally Car (WRC), and others.

Motul can be found on the web at:

For marketing and sales info, please contact Randy Grube at

XDL can be found on the web at:

XDL is the only championship of its kind and is a leader in reaching the 18-34 old sportbike demographic. Each XDL event features the world’s most skilled athletes squaring off in five unique competitions for over $10,000 in prize money. Since its inception in 2006 the series has built a global following in places as far off as India, Indonesia, China, Japan, Australia, France, Thailand and Eastern Europe, and in the process emerged as the fastest growing action sport in America.


Motorcycle Car Racetrack Drift Insanity

28 02 2012

KENNESAW, GA – February 27, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – What happens when you combine a Graves WORKS Project / 2012 Yamaha R1 / purpose-built stunt bike, a three-time XDL stunt champion, fast cars, hot girls, helicopters, an awesome race track and film the entire event through Tyler Kirk Films? Pure and sic drift insanity and the most advanced drift bike ever built. Graves Yamaha champion stunt rider Bill Dixon and Graves Motorsports teamed up for the epic undertaking of creating a purpose-built stunt bike designed to showcase Bill Dixon’s stunt capabilities. When they tested the bike at Willow Springs Raceway, it blew away everyone’s expectations. “When Chuck Graves told me there were no limits to what Graves Motorsports could do, I had no idea he meant it literally,” said Bill Dixon, “The bike is the epitome of badass.” Watch for Dixon’s favorite shot of the video; him passing the Nissan GTR mid-corner in a high speed drift with the helicopter hovering on the outside of the turn. “Bill had so much fun drifting the Graves Yamaha, I was jealous,” said Chuck Graves of Graves Motorsports, “Projects like this are the driving force at Graves. ‘Create without limits’, ‘Strive for 11/10ths’, ‘Give maximum effort’ and ‘Just a bit more’ are the maxims we live by at Graves. I can’t wait for the next project!”

Dixon’s Leathers: Speed & Strength Twist of Fate 2.0 Race Suit
Dixon’ Helmet: SS 1500 Seven Sins Helmet
Gloves: Call to Arms Gloves
Boots: Speed & Strength Boots

Motorcycle Specs:

  • 2012 Yamaha R1
  • Graves Motorsports Superbike Engine
  • Graves Motorsports WORKS Suspension
  • Graves Motorsports WORKS Suspension Link
  • Graves Motorsports Low Mount Full Exhaust System
  • Graves Motorsports Modified R1 / R6 Tail Section
  • Yamaha YEC Kit ECU
  • Dunlop Road Smart Tires
  • Dynojet PC5, Secondary Fuel Module, Quick Shifter, Auto Tuner
  • Custom Fuel Cell
  • Hand Fabricated Carbon Tank Bodywork Cover
  • Multiple Fuel Mapping options
  • Thumb Throttle
  • Braking Rotors
  • Rear Hand Brake
  • Thrust Company 55 Tooth Sprocket
  • Hel Brake Lines
  • RUNMAN INC All In One Triple Clamp
  • RSC Clutch Lever
  • Htmoto Traction Seat and Tank Cover
  • No Limit Edition GPR Stabilizer
  • Taylor Made Carbon Fiber Stunt Tank

Filmed and Produced by Tyler Kirk Films:

  • Camera Operator 1: Jeremy Billera
  • Camera: Cannon 7d
  • Camera Operator 2: Chris Santi
  • Camera: Cannon 7d

Elite Helicopter Model: 2012 Robinson Raven II R44
Owner: Simon Davis
Pilots: Esteban Jimenez / Gil Rouseau
Elite Helicopter Tours


  • Angela Sommers
  • Destiny Dixon

Car: 2012 Stillen Nissan GTR-R35BE
Car driver provided by: Rifster Stunt Driving

Music: Archon Neutrad

Sound Engineering: Sound Faktory

Bill Dixon would like to thank his sponsors:

  • Yamaha
  • Graves Motorsports
  • Speed & Strength
  • Dunlop
  • Runman Incorporated
  • HT Moto
  • Moto Heaven
  • Freestyle Ingenuity
  • RSC

Graves Motorsports is a leading motorcycle sport bike parts and accessories manufacturer. Graves Motorsports produces exhaust systems, fender eliminator kits, frame sliders, velocity stacks, engine case covers, engine performance and the leading resource for Dynojet Power Commander + accessories. Graves Motorsports has two locations: Van Nuys, California and Kennesaw, Georgia. Toll Free Sales # 855-994-0990

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Twitter – @gravesport


Graves Motorsports Previews Bill Dixon WORKS R1 Drift Video

12 01 2012

VAN NUYS, CA – January 12, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Graves Motorsports previews rider Bill Dixon on the Graves WORKS R1. This short “teaser” video features footage of an upcoming DRIFT video at Willow Springs Raceway.

Graves Motorsports is a leading motorcycle sport bike parts and accessories manufacturer. Graves Motorsports produces exhaust systems, fender eliminator kits, frame sliders, velocity stacks, engine case covers, engine performance and the leading resource for Dynojet Power Commander + accessories. Graves Motorsports has two locations: Van Nuys, California and Kennesaw, Georgia. Toll Free Sales # 855-994-0990

Website –
Facebook –
Twitter – @gravesport


Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle

20 01 2011

January 20, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – A stretched 05 Kawasaki ZX10 piloted by Nick “Apex” Brocha vs. a Corvette-Powered RX7 driven by Jim Guthrie in a high speed drifting battle.

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Nick’s Icon Gear:
Variant Salvo HiViz Helmet
Overlord Prime Hero Jacket
Overlord Prime Pants
Overlord Gloves
Patrol Boots

Jim’s Icon Gear:
Alliance Reflective Helmet
29’r Gloves

Canon 5D
Canon 7D
Panasonic GH1
GoPro Hero HD

Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless w/ 11.1v LiPo Battery

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