When the green flag drops on the 2013 snowmobile racing season, Drift Racing will be on the gas and at the front thanks to a growing team of racers and crew. From its high-tech race wear to its ultra-warm jackets and pants, Drift gear will help its athletes reach the top in snocross, oval and cross-country with everything from grassroots Junior class riders to multi-World Champions.
“Racing and high-performance riding is built into the DNA of Drift Racing,” said Tom Schaefer, Drift Gear supervisor. “Our gear is inspired by the passion to win shared by all of our racing partners and fans.”
Look for the newest Drift Racing gear on these racers and teams in 2013:
Christian Bros. Racing – The Christian Bros. team hits the snocross and cross-country circuits with huge talent and proven champions. As the ISOC Snocross Team of the Year, CBR is poised to be on the podium with pro’s Logan Christian and Garth Kaufman; Junior ripper Evan Christian; plus Tyler Adams, who is new-to-CBR-for-2013 and notched a Junior class victory at last year’s Eagle River Snocross event.
The CBR cross-country juggernaut will return as the undisputed leaders this season, having captured five Pro 600 class victories (out of six) last season. They are led by two-time defending high point champion Ryan Simons and D.J. Ekre, and will be joined by newcomer Zach Herfindahl, who rose to the top of Semi Pro classes last season.
Stud Boy/Goodwin/DOOTalk Racing – New to the DRIFT Racing program this season, the Stud Boy/Goodwin/DOOTalk.com racing team combines leadership in traction and performance with top results in National and Regional snocross competition aboard Ski-Doo snowmobiles. Led by Pro Zach Pattyn and Pro Lite racer Nick Pattyn, the team will also include Brett Nastala, Garrett Goodwin, Jake Pattyn, Justin Sparpana and Caydence Sparpana.
Country Corners Racing – A force in the Canadian snocross and cross-country competition, the CCR team will fly Drift colors for 2013 with racers Cam Darling, Kristyn Darling, Bob Holmes, Ben Holmes, Todd Lightfoot, Taylar Lightfoot and Jamie McPhail.
P.J. Wanderscheid and Wanderscheid Racing – The only five-time Eagle River World’s Champion (and the original Drift racer) aims to defend his 2012 TLR Cup title and win the coveted 50th Anniversary World’s Championship. A huge fan favorite everywhere he goes, P.J. and the entire Wanderscheid Racing crew bring the passion and excitement to the highest level whenever they hit the oval track.
USXC Race Circuit – As the official outerwear sponsor of United States X-Country, Drift Racing will have a strong presence at the new cross-country race circuit founded by snowmobile legend Brian Nelson. Likewise, top Semi-Pro racer Erik Bute will do battle in USXC in his second season aboard the DRIFT Racing program.
Oval Racers Alliance – As an organizational sponsor, DRIFT Racing is committed to assisting ORA with its goal of promoting the growth and awareness of ice oval racing in the Midwest through its grassroots events.