Fresh off a 2022 season in which he won a first Formula Drift event in just his third full season of drifting, Dylan Hughes has his sights set on one of the three podium spots for 2023. Hughes drives a 2JZ-powered BMW E46 with sponsorship from Royal Purple, Permatex and GT Radial tires and has been infatuated with tuner cars, speed and drifting most of his life.
His career began with amateur drift events at his home track, Evergreen Speedway in Washington, while working at the nearby DirtFish Rally School. A second-place overall finish in the 2018 Formula Drift ProSpec series standings landed him an opportunity at the top level of Formula Drift in the Pro Series and Hughes has not looked back with multiple podium finishes and the win at FD Orlando last May.
While not drifting, Hughes uses his talents as a master fabricator, welder and on-camera talent building cars and creating content at Whip, his shop in Southern California.