RTR Vehicles Drift Team

Ben Hobson

Car: Pennzoil Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD

Age: 30

Hometown: Pell City, AL.

Current Residence: Powder Springs, GA.

Driver Bio

Ben Hobson, a self-confessed motorhead since birth, started shredding on his first dirt bike at just four-years-old. His passion for dirt bikes drove him to compete in the AMA series for many years, but it would be in 2012 when he discovered drifting that his love affair with motorsports kicked into high gear - it was like love at first slide!

In 2014 Ben sold his beloved Ford Mustang to help fund the launch of his drift career, but 10 years later it has come full circle piloting the 2024 Pennzoil Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD in his rookie season of the Formula Drift PRO series. Ben was crowned 2018’s Lonestar Drift pro-am series champion, a victory that not only validated Ben’s talent but secured him a Formula Drift PROSPEC license. For three-years, Ben honed his craft culminating into an outstanding PROSPEC season last year with three pole positions and two race wins in the four round season, earning the series championship.

Ben was awarded with his Formula Drift PRO license with his championship and now makes the leap to the world’s premiere drift series joining the RTR Vehicles’ Drift Team for his rookie season in the Formula Drift PRO series.

2024 Events

2024 Formula Drift PRO Championship Schedule

  • Round 1 - Streets of Long Beach // Long Beach - April 12th-13th
  • Round 2 - Road Atlanta // Atlanta - May 9th-11th
  • Round 3 - Scorched // Orlando - May 31st-June 1st
  • Round 4 - The Gauntlet // New Jersey - June 20th-22nd
  • Round 5 - Crossroads // St. Louis. - July 18th-20th
  • Round 6 - Throwdown // Seattle - August 9th-10th
  • Round 7 - Elevated // Salt Lake City - August 29th-31st
  • Round 8 - Title Fight // Irwindale - October 18th-19th