Pedal Commander is Excited for Formula Drift 2023
March 08, 2023

Pedal Commander is Excited for Formula Drift 2023

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Formula Drift season, and get ready for an unforgettable experience of speed, power, and excitement!


Formula Drift is one of the most exciting and highly anticipated motorsports events in the world. The 2023 Formula Drift season is set to kick off with its traditional season opener in Long Beach, California, in April. As always, the event promises to deliver heart-pumping action and thrilling drift battles between some of the world's best drifters, and if you want to see it with your own eyes, and live in California, read on!

What to Expect from the 2023 Formula Drift Season?

The 2023 season will see a number of changes and updates, including new cars, new drivers, and new tracks. The competition promises to be even fiercer than before, with teams and drivers pushing themselves to the limit to take home the championship trophy.


As always, the drivers will be the stars of the show, showcasing their skills and daring as they push their cars to the limits of control. Fans will be treated to thrilling battles, nail-biting finishes, and heart-stopping crashes, all in the name of claiming the title of Formula Drift Champion.

Here is Pedal Commander's #FullThrottle Team:

Odi Bakchis: Over the years, Bakchis has competed in numerous Formula Drift events, earning multiple podium finishes and a reputation as one of the most skilled and consistent drivers on the circuit. You gotta see him go!

Faruk Kugay: An event organizer, announcer, judge, and drift instructor. He returned to competitive drifting in 2012 and earned his Pro 2 license in 2014 and his Pro 1 license in 2015; now, he is ready to show off his skills among 2023 ProSpec Drivers.

Ben Hobson: After honing his skills on a certain level, Hobson caught the attention of Bakchis Motorsports, the well-respected team in the Formula Drift community, and has recently signed with Bakchis Motorsports to compete in the 2023 Formula Drift ProSpec Championship.

Amanda Sorensen: She has become one of the most rev making female drivers in Formula Drift history. Amanda has competed in over 50 events and has secured countless podium finishes, not to mention a second-place finish at the 2014 Formula Drift event in Texas. She is a talented FormulaD Pro Driver, made a name in the world of motorsports, and is now carrying it to ProSpec!

Branden Sorensen: Growing up in Las Vegas, Branden has competed in various competitions from East to West. He demonstrated his racing prowess in several motorsports, including BMX, drifting, go-karting, dirtbikes, short-course racing, FD, and desert racing. Renowned for his quick adaptation to any new discipline, we will be seeing him at the ProSpec soon!

Rome Charpentier: Born and raised in Southern California, where he developed a love for motorsports from a young age, inspired by events like the Long Beach Grand Prix. He has achieved notable success in the field, two FD Pro-Am championships in the pocket and earning of the title "Formula Drift Pro2 Rookie of the Year" in 2019.

Experience the Formula Drift 2023 Season Opener In-Person!

Enter now for a chance to win two tickets to the Formula Drift event in Long Beach, California, on April 7-8, 2023! This exciting giveaway is open to legal residents of SoCal who are 18 years of age or older. The prize includes entrance for two people to the event, where you'll witness the thrilling action of professional drifting.

And the winner is Stephanie P.



The winners will be chosen randomly from all eligible entrants based on the point value for the completed tasks for the giveaway. So, the more tasks you complete, the higher your chances of winning! Winners will be notified via email on March 27th, 2023, and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If the winner cannot be contacted within the time period, then an alternative winner will be chosen.

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the excitement of Formula Drift in Long Beach! Enter now, and be sure to mark your calendar for April 7-8, 2023! Please note that transportation to and from the event is not included, so make sure you can provide your own means of travel.