Edgar Sarmiento>Co-Founder/President/Judge> Miami, FL>Edgar has been running and organizing drift events for over six years now successfully in the Midwest. Originator of the “MDU” idea, Edgar continues to work with several groups in the region to promote fun, fast and safe American drifting. You can find Edgar at most worth going to drift events hanging in the pits.
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Jon Gilliatt>Co-Founder/Brand Ambassador/Business Advisor> Indianapolis, IN>Jon is the creator of the look and brand image of Midwest Drift Union. Being the man behind the screen that makes everything on the internet work for us, Jon also helps out with overall management of the organization and makes everyone’s life on the staff just a little bit easier at the end of the day. Jon is the owner of World Wide successful car fashion brand Enthusiast.
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TR Scrivner>Graphic Design/Racetrack Design/Judge> Chicopee, MA> Since the very beginning of drifting in the Midwest there was teal and pink and TR was the man behind the scenes designing logos. Co-Founder of Drift Indy the Indianapolis based group of maniacs TR brings the real style of drifting to MDU. Usually the first driver out on the track figuring out with the judges whats going to be the best possible course that the facilities can handle.
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Jorge Vega>Pit Manager/Tech/Paddock Control> Brownsville, TX> Working with MDU since the very start Jorge enjoys all things wild and crazy. When not driving and crashing Jorge is in the race pits making sure drivers are on schedule and double checking during technical inspection that a race car is solid enough to get on the track safely. Jorge enjoys cookies and long walks with kittens when not at the track.
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Nick Swann>Operations Manager/Track Boss> Nashville, TN> Attending the first Formula D event in 2004 at Road Atlanta, Swann quickly fell in love with the idea of cars flying sideways. Randomly meeting the Drift Indy guys in 2009, Swann quickly jumped in to help at events and has been motivating future champions ever since. Swann simply loves everyone and will continue to be in involved in Midwest drifting for as long as he can. Swann will be promoted in 2013 to the head of operations for the organization.
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Ryan Harrison>Grid Boss> Saint Louis, MO> Running the grid means if you smash something, it’s because he told you to go faster. He does it because if he doesn’t the mafia will put a hit out on him. In the Import scene for the last decade Ryan got into facilitating drifting with driftstl in 2006, now the owner Rival House a lifestyle brand that holds random events.
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Brad Foy>Technical Manager/Communication/Stat Keeper> Indianapolis, IN> Like Math and Science? Brad does, and has been behind the scenes making sure the rules for the series and technical inspection are up to date and inline with the Formula D Pro Series. Brad is a master fabricator and loves working on anything and everything Mazda, especially the 13B powerplant.
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