GEARWRENCH Extends Support of Veteran Formula Drift Driver

GEARWRENCH has extended its support of veteran Formula Drift driver ‘Rad’ Dan Burkett for the 2022 season, the company announced.

For the fourth year, GEARWRENCH will sponsor RAD Industries financially and as the team’s official hand tool provider. After three Formula Drift events, Burkett ranks 11th out of 37 drivers with 154 points. His top-8 finish in Atlanta was the best of his career, the driver said.

Burkett recently moved the RAD Industries operation from California to Inglis, Florida, a decision he said sets him up to devote more time to racing, as well as his own custom project builds.

“Trying to run a business and manage employees, you end up with a list of things that you just can’t get to, and it’s draining,” Burkett said. “Drifting is such a unique motorsport because you basically destroy your car every time out. We have the right tools with GEARWRENCH and now we have the time to put those tools to work.”

“Initially, it was Dan’s enthusiasm that caught our attention—his love of driving and working on cars,” said GEARWRENCH Sr. Brand Manager Janet Bolin. “This year, he’s kicked into another gear. He’s pouring everything he’s got into it, and you can clearly see it on the track.”

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at

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