Rye O'Connor is from Northern California, when he is not at Formula Drift, He can be found managing a parts department for a Toyota Dealer.
He grew up around racing, his father raced flat track motorcycles and off road trucks and his mother was a sprint car owner. With "racing in his blood" he found his calling when he saw Formula Drift on TV. Now in his second season.
Rye is determined to make progress on getting a coveted carbon fiber trophy