Justin T. Pawlak “JTP” drifting career started in 2005. He succeeded in JustDrift, Formula D Pro-AM and the HIN Drift Demo Tour, 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 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 that season and just six points behind the champion.
JTP is a hands-on driver who does his own mechanical, fabrication and suspension work. He campaigns the 2022 season in a 2022 Ford Mustang with a Ford Performance Aluminator XS engine. The race car pushes out over 1,000 horsepower and 800+ lb-ft of torque.
His sponsors for the 2022 season include Falken Tire, Lucas Oil, Ford Performance, Rays wheels, PWR ,VMP Performance, Exedy, Ignite, AIM, Sadev, Road Runner Performance, Anderson Composites, Sparco, Miller Electric, Radium Engineering, Painless Wiring and Hot Line Performance.
JTP’s dedication to the sport of drifting is evident in the wide variety of exhibitions, demonstrations and charity events he frequents.
Known for his grazing wall rides and his aggressive but smooth driving style, JTP continues to be a fan favorite at every event.