The adrenaline was high, and the tires were hot at the Formula Drift event held in St. Louis, Missouri, between July 13-15, 2023. The event was a thrilling spectacle of speed, precision, and raw power, as you would expect in Formula D! Also, Pedal Commander-sponsored athletes made their mark in a big way.
Ben Hobson, a rising star in the PROSPEC series, showcased his exceptional driving skills and determination. Hobson emerged victorious in the PROSPEC race, marking a significant milestone in his career. His performance was nothing short of spectacular, demonstrating his mastery of the track and his Pedal Commander Nissan S14.9. With this win, Ben Hobson also climbed all the way to the top of the standings! He is comfortably at the lead of the championship, and with one more race to finish, it is his season to shine! We are incredibly proud of Hobson's achievement and look forward to his future successes.
In the PRO race, Aurimas "Odi" Bakchis, a long-time Pedal Commander-sponsored athlete and the legend of the sport, took the top spot. Bakchis, known for his aggressive yet controlled driving style, delivered a performance that left spectators and competitors in awe. His victory in St. Louis further cements his status as one of the top drivers in the sport.
Amanda Sorensen, Faruk Kugay, and Branden Sorensen also put up commendable performances. Amanda Sorensen, one of the few female competitors in the sport, demonstrated her prowess and determination, proving that she is a force to be reckoned with. She qualified second in PROSPEC class and clashed with fellow Pedal Commander-sponsored driver Faruk Kugay at the Top 32 bracket. Faruk Kugay and Branden Sorensen, both seasoned drivers, showcased their skills and experience, contributing to the overall success of the Pedal Commander team.
The Formula Drift event in St. Louis was a testament to the skill, dedication, and passion of our Pedal Commander-sponsored athletes. Their performances not only brought pride to our team but also showcased the exciting evolution of the sport. Each race, each turn, and each victory writes a new chapter in the story of Formula Drift, a sport that has captured the hearts of fans worldwide for the past 20 years.
As we reflect on the event, we are filled with pride and anticipation for what's to come. The future of drifting looks bright, and Pedal Commander is proud to be a part of it.