Dylan Hughes has been infatuated with tuner cars, speed and drifting most of his life. He started out going sideways at amateur events at his home track, Evergreen Speedway in Washington, but it was his work at DirtFish Rally School that truly turned his focus towards going pro.
In 2015 the always positive Hughes, and his strong work ethic, secured a spot on Travis Pastrana’s GRC team where he made an impression with MA-Motorsports owner Brian Wilkerson.
In the offseason he was offered fulltime job at MA-Motorsports in Maryland working on the Chris Forsberg Formula Drift team. Hughes jumped at the opportunity. Surrounding himself with a championship winning drift team and a high caliber driver like Forsberg ultimately helped him progress his skills as a mechanic, and most importantly as a driver.
Fast forward to 2022, Hughes just completed his second full season as a Pro-1 Formula Drift driver, capturing two podium finishes, finishing 8th overall, all the while battling world champions Chris Forsberg, Vaughn Gittin Jr, and Fredric Aasbo. Hughes always enjoys taking time to speak with fans and followers, sharing whatever knowledge he can from his journey.
While not drifting, Hughes uses his talents as a master fabrictor, welder and on-camera talent building drift cars and project cars at his new Monrovia Drift Shop in Southern California. He has earned roles in numerous YouTube and Automotive channel build videos, been featured in the Motor Trend series’ Drift This and with sponsors Royal Purple, Permatex and Slime in many build and adventure YouTube series.
Tune in with Dylan Hughes in 2022 and his own team, Dylan Hughes Racing. The plan is to keep the party going!