ENEOS is delighted to welcome Faruk Kugay to its Motorsports family for the remainder of the 2020 season. Faruk originally set his sights on the Formula DRIFT series in 2012, dedicating himself to competing professionally. He achieved this goal in 2014 when he earned his FD PRO2 license through the local NorCal Pro-Am series. Faruk then stepped up to the PRO license in 2015, competing in a 2JZ-GTE-powered 2008 BMW E92. He would continue in the series through 2018, taking a sabbatical in 2019 to compete in the Netflix Hyperdrive show and to rebuild his team.
For 2020, a rejuvenated Team Kugay returns to the Formula DRIFT PRO category, participating in the revised COVID-19 schedule, which will see two championship rounds in each of the four competition weekends. Faruk will be driving the SGK Performance / Nuke / ENEOS Oil / Nexen Tire Nissan S14.
Among his FD career highlights to date, Faruk placed second overall in the 2014 Formula DRIFT Pro-Am Golden Gate Drift event, sixth in the 2015 Formula DRIFT PRO2 class, and was runner-up for Rookie of the Year in the 2016 Formula Drift PRO series (placing 24th overall).