SBN Member of the Month: Casidi Tanaka-Fixmer, Formula Drift Holdings
Casidi Tanaka-Fixmer is the manager of ticketing and registration for Formula Drift Holdings in Long Beach, California, and SBN’s Member of the Month.
What does your company do?
Formula Drift is recognized as North America’s professional drifting championship series. We have seven rounds that travel throughout the United States. We are the first official series in North America that has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme. It is a highly skilled, high-powered motorsport where the drivers maneuver their cars into well executed, controlled sideways slides through a marked course. It is judged on execution and style rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time.
What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
All the planning of an event from start to finish and watching everything come together at the end.
How long have you been involved with the aftermarket industry?
What brought you to the industry?
I always loved motorsports and my husband was a driver at the time. I also really enjoy the organizational side of things.
Who is your industry mentor?
I would have to say both of my bosses at Formula Drift, Jim Liaw and Ryan Sage. They are both great guys to work for.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“You have to have a backbone to work in this industry.” – Andy Luk (my co-worker)
What is your dream car?
What is your favorite pastime?
Spending time with my family and traveling with my husband.
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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF., January 29, 2014 – We are proud to announce that Kenneth Moen will be partnering with Bridges Racing in the 2014 Formula Drift season. “I’m really excited to work with Kenny this year,” said Bryan Bridges. “He’s caught my eye over the last couple of seasons with his aggressive driving. He is very passionate and just wants to drive, the same as the rest of our guys. I think he’s going to make a great addition to our team, hope fully we can provide him with the tools he needs to make that final push for a podium.”
He will be campaigning a 700whp 2jz powered Nissan S14 240sx built by Limitless Motorsports. Moen will join the likes of Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, and Dean Kearney on Team Achilles this season. “We are excited to welcome Kenneth Moen to the Achilles family for this season, and cannot wait to see him create a ton of smoke with his Achilles 123S tires,” said Cheralyn Hale, Director of Marketing for Achilles Motorsports LLC.
Kenneth has won numerous competitions in Europe including the Norwegian Powerdrift Championship in 2008 and 2009, the Nordic Drifting Championship in 2010, the Falken Cup in 2012, and the Breisladden Powerslide Competition an amazing six times. His Lillehammer hill climb video is one of the most viewed drifting videos with over 1.4 million views. “I’m really happy to be working with Bryan Bridges and Bridges Racing in 2014. Working with a team with such a long history of success puts me where I need to be as a driver!” said Moen.
Kenneth Moen’s sponsors include Achilles Radial, Badass Parts, Deatschwerks, Feal Suspension, Nuke Performance, Sellholm Tuning, Turbo by Garrett, and Wisefab.
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