Why yes, yes we do. With the 2012 drifting season underway, I would like to take this time to announce that we at OMGDrift.com decided during the offseason to sponsor a few drivers and have an official OMGDrift.com team. With that said, I introduce to you, the 2012 OMGDrift.com team;
This LS1 powered Miata has been destroying the Las Vegas desert for only a couple short years. At 30 years old and with a family at his side, Danny earned his Formula Drift license and is ready to take on the best drivers in the world. Danny’s Sponsors are: Crabbroker.com, PeriShip, Flyin’ Miata, Falken Tire, 702 Graphics, Brand, DDS Performance, SSP Wiring, Improved Racing, Rota Wheels, K&K Embroidery, and OMGDrift.com.
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Jeremy Lowe hails from Florida and LAID IT DOWN at his first Formula D event, qualifying top 32 and having to face off against Ken Gushi. We are excited to see him progress through this year, as he has the abilities to keep pushing the pros to their limits. Jeremy is sponsored by: Enjuku Racing, BC Racing, Falken Tire, Dan Chilton Welding, Lowe’s Automotive Service, NOS Energy, and OMGDrift.com.
2011 Formula D Rookie of the Year winner, Odi Bakchis is also teaming up with us at OMGDrift this year. He killed it last year, consistently placing top 16 and above and forcing many pros to look at how they approached tandem battles. With M7 on board as a new title sponsor, and one of the raddest vinyl schemes on the pro grid, Odi is a force to be reckoned with.
Odi’s sponsors include: M7 Japan, Nexen Tires, Feal Suspension, 702 Graphics, Clutch Masters, Torco, Dstroyr, Battle Version, Swift Springs, EBC Brakes, Top Line, Sikky Manufacturing, CBM Motorsports, and OMGDrift.com.
Matt Field blew our minds in 2010, then blew out our eyes in 2011. With his sights set squarely on podium finishes this year, Matt is looking to clean up shop at a lot of events. With CXRacing coming on board as title sponsor, Rotiform supplying the blinding colored wheels, and Maxxis Tire handling the sticky stuff, Matt is sure to be riding the doors of the rest of the Formula Drift grid. Always showing love to his mom and dad as well as his fans, swing by Matt’s pits at a Formula D event; you’re sure to get a good laugh while you’re there.
Matt’s 2012 sponsors are: CXRacing, Blacktrax Preformance, Parts Shop Max, Maxxis Tire, Sokodu Designs, AEM, Vex Motorsports, Swift Springs, Endless Racing, Daft Innovations, ACT, Fatlace, K&N Filters, Aermotive, Grip Royal, Rotiform Wheels, Fatlace, and OMGDrift.com.
Kyle “The Menace” Mohan enters his sixth season of drifting at the highest level as the leader of Nexen Tire’s Formula Drift squad. His team, KMR, has spent another winter developing the team’s Mazda RX-8 into a contender in Formula Drift, packing more power than ever from its Mazdatrix-built, two rotor, Mazda 13B engine. Kyle has been a supporter of OMGDrift.com since its inception, and because his car is also purple colored, we love him. We hope to see him atop the podium this year, as his RX-8 has been proven to be a car full of surprises.
Kyle’s sponsors this year are: Nexen Tire, Mazdatrix, Exedy Racing Clutch, Mazda USA, Mazdaspeed, Genius Tools, Turbonetics, Eibach Springs, XXR Wheels, Kognition Design, Haltech, Spider Energy, Mishimoto, Drop Mounts, EF1 Motorsports, AIT Racing, WPC Treatment, Kaaz, F&L Racing Fuel, Gatorz Precision Eyewear, TCSportline, Idemitsu, Baker Precision, Sparco USA, Mothers Polish,UTI, Sportie LA, Dstroyr and OMGDrift.com.
What is there to say about Joon “Gentle” Maeng that nobody already knows? The nicest dude with the biggest smile in the Formula D paddocks. What I can say is, if Joon is in the driver’s seat, get out of his way. He is a man on a mission in 2012, and won’t stop until his mission is complete.
Joon’s sponsors are: Nitto Tire, Lucas Oil, Mazda, Mazda Speed, Sam’s Auto Land, Turbo by Garrett, Genuis Tools, Clutchmasters, KW Suspension, Seibon Carbon, Mazdatrix, Enkei Wheels, WPC, MOTEC, Sparco, Bakers, The Driveshaft Shop, NGK, and OMGDrift.com.
And our International Squad;
In 2010 Mike Fitz was driving a Sil80, however due to a wall getting in his way the Sil80 was no more. Throughout last year he built this FC running a rotary. Mike started this year as a semi pro due to missing too many events last year. In his first event he has already gone through the ranks to get back to pro.
Mike’s sponsors this year are: MCNSPORT, Chambers Performance, Hayward Rotary, Drive-N-Style, Japspeed, Japanese Performance, Mazdatrix, Moose Design, Dans Body Worx, and OMGDrift.com.
Alan “Mr. Perfect” Lenihan has been a consistent pro driver in Prodrift for several years. His car is always perfect to look at and his driving line is always perfect. Let’s hope this year is Alan’s year.
Alan’s sponsors this year are: Hankook Tire, C.M.D. Ltd, NewHorizonStyling.Com, Racing Logic UK Suspensions, Coolrace.lv, Step by Step Childcare, ExactSigns.ie, Japspeed.co.uk, MartinCPhoto.com, and OMGDrift.com.
James Deane. This man needs no introduction. He is Drift Allstars champion 2011. He has won so many events I don’t think even he knows the correct number. His car has just been fully rebuilt; unfortunately, it didn’t make the first round but it will be out very soon!
James’ sponsors this year are: Full Stop Auto Centre, Falken Tyre, Turbo By Garrett, Owen Developments, Advanced Clutch Technology, Mishimoto, Powerflex, Pipercross, Evicted, DeaneMsport, Red FM, EPRacing, Brian Crower, Welcome Chinese Restaurant, Panoramic Signs & Print, and OMGDrift.com.