Driver Profiles: Joon Maeng
Joon Maeng

Driver Profiles:  Joon Maeng

by Justin Banner


Another fan favorite, Joon “Gentle” Maeng is the driver of the Nitto Tire/Bergenholtz Racing Mazda RX-8! While he was given the nickname, has he always been so gentle? What does he drive? Want to know more? Read on as you see how this driver went from gangster to drifter!

1. Profile Information

  • Name: Joon Maeng   
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Hometown: Cerritos, California
  • Age: 29
  • Nickname: Gentle Maeng


Bergenholtz Racing RX-8 Joon Maeng
The Bergenholtz Racing Mazda RX-8


2. Car Information

  • Car Number: 51
  • Sponsors: Bergenholtz Racing, Nitto Tires, Mazda, Mazda Speed, Lucas Oil, Genius Tools, LS Automotive, Sam’s Auto Land, Advanced Clutch Technology, Enkei Wheels, K1 Speed, KW Suspension, Titan Motorsports, Mazda Trix, Steen Chassis, HKS, Sparco, WPC, SEIBON, CSF, The Driveshaft Shop, Bakers, MoTec, Golden Eagle, RC, Burns Stainless, Tial
  • Car (Year/Make/Model): 2009 Mazda RX-8 R3


Joon Maeng


  • Engine/Transmission/Drivetrain: MazdaTrix  3-Rotor, HKS Sequential 6-Speed Transmission, Driveshaft Shop
  • Tires (Make/Model): Nitto NT05
  • Wheels: ENKEI PF01
  • Aero/Body Parts: SEIBON CARBON Doors, APR Spoiler, Bergenholtz Racing Splitter


Bergenholtz RX-8 Joon Maeng

Joon Maeng at Seattle


Car Number 51, Joon Maeng and his Mazda RX-8

Joon, Coming at You!


Joon Maeng


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