Name: Fabian Fernandez
Hometown: San Jose, Ca.
Car: 95′ Nissan 240sx
I’m an outdoors kinda guy, being very aggressive and competitive is my style, loves doing thing to the extreme!
This is a crazy but true story… My girlfriend got me into drifting. It was back in 2006 when she took me to my first Formula Drift event in Sonoma, Ca., and after that event, I was hooked so I started to look for a car to buy.
Bought my car that was crashed back in early 2009, fixed it up, and did my first drift event at ThunderDrift on their skidpad in Nov. 2009. Went to as many events a I could to get the seat time. Did my first competition in Dec. 2009 and finished 3rd place. A lot of people were shocked that not only was it my first competition event, but was only my 5th time drifting and got a podium finish.
I’m currently competing in both ThunderDrift and TopDrift Pro-Am events. Currently sitting in 8th position in the ThunderDrift series. Not bad for first full year competing. Next year I plan to run both series again but to come at it a lot harder. This year is to get comfortable with the car, get the car dialed in to a competitive level and to get a feel of how the Pro-Am series works.
My goal for next year is to finish in the top five in both series to get an invitation to Pro-Am National at the end of the year to compete with the qualified drivers around the U.S. to try and get a pro license to go on and compete in the pro series with Formula D.