Formula DRIFT announced during the SEMA convention last week that Kevin Wells would take over the duties of Technical Manager for the Series, replacing Tony Angelo.
Wells brings to Formula DRIFT a wealth of experience as the former crew chief of Chris Forsberg Racing receiving such honors as 3-time crew chief of the year, 10 podiums, 5 wins, and 1 Formula DRIFT championship.
“We are proud to have Kevin Wells as our new technical manager,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “Wells brings a wealth of mechanical and technical knowledge to Formula DRIFT and we welcome him to the Series.”
Wells will replace former technical Tony Angelo, who will be returning to the Series as a driver. His primary duties will include the writing and enforcement of the technical regulations, develop new regulations, work together with a soon to be created technical committee, and more. Wells will travel with the Series and various FD international events including the Formula DRIFT Asia Championship to uphold the Formula DRIFT technical standards.
"I am excited and honored to take on this new role and set of responsibilities,” said Kevin Wells, new Formula DRIFT technical manager. “I’ve been involved with this emerging motorsport for a long time and will use my knowledge and expertise to help grow it even further to create a competitive, fair, and safe competitive field for the Series."
Wells will make his begin his duties immediately as the teams begin preparing for the 2012 season, which begins on April 6-7, 2012 on the Streets of Long Beach.
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