Toyota team: New Supra for Fredric Aasbo
Carson, CA (April 2, 2020) - Champion driver Fredric Aasbo moves to the all-new Rockstar Energy Drink Toyota GR Supra for the upcoming Formula Drift season.
Fredric Aasbo is the most winning driver in Formula Drift history, with 13 career victories. He earned the series crown in 2015. He started his Formula Drift career in a Mark IV Supra and comes full circle this season as he takes the helm of his all new Toyota GR Supra.
Known for his flat-out style, Aasbo made his U.S. debut at a global drifting invitational in 2008 and turned heads as the winner of the 2010 Formula Drift Rookie of the Year title. He joined Papadakis Racing in 2011 and since then he has charged through the drifting ranks around the world and is both a fan favorite and championship winner.
The Papadakis Racing team began drifting in 2004 and is the most winning team in Formula Drift history, earning the 2015 title with driver Aasbo, as well as back-to-back championship titles with driver Tanner Foust in 2007 and 2008.
Team owner Stephan Papadakis is a legend of sport-compact racing who began building his reputation in the 1990s with the first front-wheel-drive, tube-chassis drag car in the U.S. The team earned multiple records and championships in the discipline, turning in elapsed times and trap speeds previously thought unattainable in front-drive drag cars. Papadakis' successes in front-wheel drive were matched by his efforts in rear-wheel drive when he campaigned just the fifth car to join the NHRA's Sport Compact 200 MPH club.
On YouTube, Papadakis has found a strong audience for regular content uploads focusing on the technical side of racing and vehicle performance. Channel content spotlighting the all new, 1,000 hp Toyota GR Supra Formula Drift build has generated millions of views over the past few months. The channel has topped 450,000 subscribers.