ROUND 1 – March 5, 2023
That’s right SoCal! HOTPIT AUTOFEST is coming to Irwindale Speedway for our Season Opener!!!
HOTPIT AUTOFEST – With the potential of 9,000+ fans, we created the MOST competitive and MASSIVE grassroots drifting competition in Southern California! Along with exciting DOOR to DOOR Drifting, we aim to bring some of the CLEANEST, LOUDEST and ROWDIEST cars in SoCal with Stunt Bike Riders, Car Show and Music on our Main Stage. And you know we will be inviting some of your favorite brands in the industry for our Vendor Village!
This is the premiere West Coast Series to be at in 2023, you do not want to miss out on this!
2022 HOTPIT Autofest Season – Round 3
Founded by veteran PRO Formula Drift driver Jeff Jones, Pro-Am Driver/BIG Duck Club Onwer RJ Contreas, Flavor Express Local Drift Series owner Rob McInerney, and Tarmac Functions Owner/Car Show host Adrian Ramirez
“I think we finally hit the mark and this is just a starting point of where we want to go. We had some of So-Cal‘s best drivers competing alongside Pro-Spec and PRO Formula D drivers. We’ve given out over 25k in cash purse prizes so far and I couldn’t be happier to see where this series is going. The Ark Movement Car Show portion was fantastic and we couldn’t even squeeze in another car or body in the area that we were given. Having a live band perform definitely upped the game. We also had over 20+ models that came out to be our official umbrella girls. If the sky’s the limit, we’re aiming to shoot past it.” Jeff Jones – CEO & Co-Founder of HOTPIT Autofest
#HPAF3 – Event Highlights
2k of Overall Attendees
100 Cars in Car Show
24 HOTPIT Autofest Models
40 Independent Media Outlets shooting
34 Drivers Competed (48 Unique Competitors registered since Rd 1)
Music Stage with live DJ & Band
Live National Anthem performance during Top 16 Driver Intros
Fan Giveaways during Main Show (Sponsor provided Prizes and Cash Prizes)
3 Unique 1st Place Winners since Rd 1 (Gross, Hansen, Mohan)
TJ Hunt most consistent podium finisher in the series so far with 2 Podiums
1st Ever Drift Call Out Battle with Drivers as the Judges
Guest Judge for Rd 3 – Formula Drift Judge Ryan Lanteigne
HOTPIT Autofest Merch Release – by Firm400
Instagram Reach over 30 days – 104k
Livestream Qualify & Top 32 on Orange Show Speedway Youtube Channel
Livestream Top 16 – Finals Competition on HOTPIT Autofest Instagram account
1st Female HOTPIT Autofest competitor at Rd 3, qualifying #10 spot – Chelle Hansen
3 Formula Drift PRO drivers competing in HOTPIT Autofest
Over 5 Formula Drift PRO-SPEC licensed drivers competing in HOTPIT Autofest
Rd 3 Stats (34 Drivers Total – Top 32 Competition)
September 24th, 2022
1st: Kyle Mohan
2nd: Rome Charpentier
3rd: TJ Hunt
Rd 3 Full Recap:
Rd 1 & 2 Recaps:
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WHAT’S GOING DOWN …
Come and watch some of the best drifters clash door to door as they battle it out to take home the win, bragging rights and a cash prize.
STUNT BIKES & MUSIC
Some of So-Cal’s most talented Stunt Riders showcasing their amazing stunts during our Half-Time Break on track.
DJ & Performers on the Main Show in the Car Show Vendor Village area.
What great auto event would be complete with out a great car show?! We are looking for the cleanest and most show worthy builds SoCal has to offer. Register you ride today!
A lot of your favorite and top automotive brands will be in attendance. Don’t miss this event to take advantage of all the deals, raffles and giveaways!
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