ABOUT Dan Burkett:
Costa Mesa, CA - “Rad Dan” Burkett of RAD INDUSTRIES
In a single season, Dan obtained his Formula Drift Pro2 license in 2014 from the competitive ProAm Series, TopDrift. Being a part of Formula Drift was a huge step and Dan and his team wanted to go big! Dan has always dreamed of competing in a Toyota Supra and Formula Drift was his first chance of many more plans to come. This dream inspired Dan and his RAD Industries crew to build the only professional drifting MKIV Toyota Supra in America as of 2015. This goal required a lot innovation and testing to get the Supra dialed in with little reference from other chassis setups.
Dan is loyal to Toyota and continues to include that wow factor in his drift car that all drifters love to captivate in the sport of Drifting! He enjoys making it his own and motivating other drivers to continue moving forward towards achieving their goals. Dan and his wife, Renee Burkett have worked hard to build up the team they are today. They have had the opportunity to establish valuable partnerships through Dan’s race program and with a great crew in place, they are looking forward to all the possibilities ahead. Going into 2016, the RAD Industries Team has worked on giving the Supra a striking and powerful refresh along with a new look!
Dan’s Supra build was put on display through Super Street’s 5-part online article. This caught a lot of people’s attention seeing a “Drift Supra” come together. He has received a great amount of support from his sponsors, family and friends in the beginning stages of his professional drift career. Super Street also featured Dan and his Drift Supra in their January 2016 print issue. After a lot of refining and fine tuning the Supra in the 2015 Formula Drift series, the RAD Industries Team is starting off 2016 with a lot more under their belt, we are excited to see what this season hold’s for Dan.
Renee Burkett, Jeff Le, Austin Sager
ABOUT RAD Industries Race Shop:
Dan is not only recognized for his RAD mullet but also for his successful race shop, RAD Industries in Santa Ana, California :)
• Championship Winning Car Builds: Alex Heilbrunn’s 2014 Top Drift BMW + 2015 Formula Drift Pro2 BMW
• Serves as USA headquarters for Mad Mike Whiddett (New Zealand) and HGK Racing Team (Latvia, Europe)
• Home to many upcoming car builds and active competition drivers in various classes of racing
CAR: 1995 Toyota Supra
- 850whp, 2JZ Brian Crower 3.4 Stoker
- Borg Warner 9174 EFR Turbo
- ESR SR07 Wheels
- RAD Industries Custom Wide Body Kit
- RAD Industries Livery Design
- Sparco Interior