Everything Goes Sideways in MotorTrend’s New Series “Drift This”
DRIFT THIS is produced by MotorTrend. For MotorTrend Group, Levi Rugg and Fred Chang are Executive Producers, Mike Pantaleo is Showrunner, and Mike Suggett is Vice President of Development. Alex Wellen is Global President and General Manager of MotorTrend Group.
MotorTrend is making everything go sideways in the all-new series DRIFT THIS, premiering around the world on Wednesday, March 6, exclusively on the MotorTrend App. Hosted by drifting pioneers Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck, DRIFT THIS explores how to make improbable vehicles – from a UPS-style truck to a stretch limousine to bumper cars – drift.
On every DRIFT THIS episode, Forsberg and Tuerck try to answer the question: can professional racers make unique cars, trucks or other vehicles drift? Both hosts are legends in drifting, a driving style in which a driver uses the throttle, brakes, and steering input to make a vehicle go through a turn sliding sideways. Forsberg and Tuerck currently compete in the U.S. Formula Drift racing series, where Forsberg has won three championships.
On the first episode, “Deliver This!” Forsberg and Tuerck tackle the challenge of drifting a UPS-style delivery truck with more than 280,000 miles logged, an expiring engine, soggy tires and no ignition key.