Josh Boettcher - GT Radial Tyreright Drift Car
Posted by: Daniel Wright on 5/02/2015
Being part of a family that has been involved in motor sport for over 35 years means I have always had an interest in motor racing. In 2004 the art of drifting caught my eye and after attending a few local events as a spectator, I entered a practice day to see what it was like behind the wheel. Thanks to hard work and commitment, 5 years later, I was battling with the current Australian Champion for first place in the biggest drifting series in Australia, Raceline’s “2009 Pro Tour Drift Series”.
In 2010 I went on to win the 2010 Stadium Drift Pro Tour championship and in 2011, was invited to compete in Formula Drift Asia.
Finishing my first season of Formula Drift, I was awarded 2011 Rookie of the Year. Competing in Formula Drift was beyond my wildest dreams, so to be awarded Rookie of the Year by my peers was a very special award. 2012 was the first year I competed an entire season overseas in my own race prepared S15. It was a steep learning curve, but with a 4th place finish in the final round of FD Asia, we were very happy.
The 2013 Season of Formula Drift started off strong with a 3rd place in the first ever Australian round of Formula Drift. And with solid performances in round 2 in Malaysia and round 3 in Thailand, I took 3rd place overall in the 2013 Formula Drift Asia Championship!