Earlier this month, Rhys Millen took to Formula Drift Long Beach to introduce his newly updated 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe racer. After securing second place during qualifying and besting Nick D'Alessio in the top 32 battle, Millen spun on his second run of the top 16 contention versus Daigo Saito. Saito was 2011's D1 Japan champion. The spin knocked Millen from a shot at the podium all the way to sixth place, where he tied with Tyler McQuarrie with a combined 64 points. With a total of six rounds left in the season, Millen and the Hyundai crew still have a shot at nabbing a championship podium finish.

Road Atlanta is next on the schedule. The sideways action gets started on May 11, so stay tuned for the results. In the meantime, you can check out the rather excellent HD video after the jump of the team's Long Beach effort, complete with about a thousand different camera angles.



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      untitledfolder
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty cool. If I were in the market for a RWD, powerful coupe I'd probably check out the Genesis just for the desire to be "different" than the standard mustang, camaro, challenger crowd (as great as cars as they are, they're fairly common).
      BrakeBrakes.com
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well done Rhys! Great video and presentation. You might want to add Director to your list of talents.
      Jarett Schneider
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Genesis is a beast!!!
      TheBryanJZX90
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why on earth would you write an article about Rhys Millen's performance at Long Beach when he jobbed out in the early rounds? Wouldn't the guy that actually won the contest be a better subject for your article?
        willyolio
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TheBryanJZX90
        because RMR made a video, the others didn't, i guess.
      J
      • 2 Years Ago
      Watch Millen dance with his new drift car that shares maybe the hood, lights, and a handful of bolts with a production Genesis.
        AP1_S2K
        • 2 Years Ago
        @J
        just like many other forms of racing such as NASCAR, NHRA (top fuel), etc
        • 2 Years Ago
        @J
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      Tiberius1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mustang hands it is's lunch.
      AP1_S2K
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice vid. It's always cool to see an inside look on a professional team.
      • 2 Years Ago
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