Learn Things You Did Not Know About Formula Drift Driver Alec Hohnadell

Formula Drift driver Alec Hohnadell sits down with Hoonigan to talk about his driving career.

byDanny Korecki| UPDATED Mar 15, 2020 3:00 PM
Learn Things You Did Not Know About Formula Drift Driver Alec Hohnadell

Alec Hohnadell is a professional drifter in the Formula Drift. In Formula Drift he drives an LS V8 engine powered Nissan 240 which is good for 830 horsepower and 810 pound-feet of torque. This week, Hohnadell sat down with Hoonigan for their most recent episode of A BREW WITH to chat about his past and his racing career. 

Hohnadell previously stopped by Hoonigan's Donut Garage multiples times. First with his Nissan 240 Formula Drift car, then he came back with his personal daily driver—a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. In both cases, he did what all guests of Hoonigan do, he ripped some burnouts. 

This time he was back at Hoonigan to talk about himself. 

In the video, you get the background of how he got into drifting. His extreme sports career started when he was 4-years-old. His uncles raced professional motocross which allowed him to get his start in the extreme sport that he performed in for 10 years. After motocross he then transitioned into racing jet ski's were he won a World Championship. In both sports he witnessed the deaths of competitors. He eventually had to have back surgery and had to transition into a car to continue his extreme sports career. His first drift experience was at Frankenslide 2012 in Orlando, Florida. If he had to pick he would choose motocross or drifting due to the style associated with it. 

Everyone thinks drivers live a lush life, but most have day jobs like everyone else. Hohnadell's day job happens to be a very cool day job. He is a professional driving instructor and he gets to play with Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and other exotic cars at a track experience on a daily basis. 

For more details like Hohnadell's favorite drift battle, his best moment, and his worst moment in Formula Drift check out Hoonigan's video below.