Justin Pawlak

Justin T. Pawlak “JTP” built his first competitive race car during high school — and has been addicted to controlled chaos ever since. JTP’s drifting career started in 2005. He succeeded in JustDrift, Formula D Pro-AM, earning his Formula D license, and also securing a first place finish at Los Angeles NOPI Drift. In 2008 he campaigned for the Formula Drift Championship where he has been a consistent Top 7 performer. In his rookie season, JTP tallied two podium appearances. He took his first Formula Drift win in the first round of 2011, finishing second place overall that season, just six points behind the champion. JTP is a hands-on driver who does his own mechanical, fabrication and suspension design. He campaigns the 2016 season in a brand new ROUSH Performance Supercharged Mustang, that he built with his crew at Hot Line Performance. The race car pushes out almost 1,000 horsepower and 831 lb-ft of torque. JTP’s dedication to the sport of drifting is evident in the wide variety of exhibitions, demonstrations and charity events he frequents. He also serves as a judge in the Just Drift Top Drift series. And he studied automotive technology at the Universal Technical Institute. Known for his grazing wall rides and his aggressive but smooth driving style, JTP is ready to compete and win this season.