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"Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is." - Vince Lombardi

"Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is." - Vince Lombardi. Brad carried this mentality with him when introduced to drifting in 2006. He immediately bought a used 1995 Nissan 240SX (S14) and became involved in the sport at the local motor sports complex, Beaverun Racetrack. He fell in love with drifting because of its intensity, but stuck around the sport because of its community. Not being involved in motorsports previous to drifting (at all!) made things quite complicated when it came to building, fixing and setting up the car. With the help of his soon to be great friends Henry and Jesse Russo for mechanical support and some other local drift gurus for drift parts and technical set-up, Brad was able to gain the proper knowledge needed to succeed in creating a solid beginner drift car. In an attempt to give back to his drift friends that had given him so much, Brad took over the reigns at the Beaverun Drift Events when the program was threatened to be shut down in 2009. He took joy in knowing that drift-aholics had a place to come, hang with their friends, keep drifting off the streets and improve their skills (or at least just burn some rubber!!). He contemplated the needs of the program and realized many of the drivers were getting bored and yearned for an opportunity to increase their skills. Brad reinstated competition for the first time in 5 years. He held two successful events that offered drivers the chance to set up their machines and battle it out for an ego-boosting victory (and a little cash!) The nervous energy and excitement that radiated from the drivers and crowd reignited the fiery passion Brad had for head to head competition. With some help from the Russo brothers and their handy mechanical support, Brad was able to design and create a true drift machine for 2010. His first competitive season exploded with 3 1st place finishes and 1 2nd place finish at a total of 5 attended competitions. After a few troubling seasons, Brad and his crew were able to put it all together at the Streetwise Drift ProAm Series in 2013. After a 1st place win at Round 1 in Atlanta, it gave the team the momentum to carry them to a podium win at each event that followed. Brad finished 3rd place overall and obtained his Formula DRIFT license! With the repeated help and new support each year from sponsors, Brad is sure to continue to develop his driving skills and keep his winning streak alive. He also hopes to provide technical support and encouragement to new drivers in an optimistic effort to continually grow and develop the community. Find Brad and your local drift practice or competition this season. He urges you to invite your friends and family out to see some rad local drifting, share drift stories with him, and keep the sport thriving!

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