Doug Van Den Brink
Residence: Cornelius, North Carolina
The types of racecars that Doug hasn’t driven, raced and won in is a much shorter list than the ones he hasn’t been in. From circle-track to road racing, drag cars and plain old Hot Rods, DV likes them all. At the age on 7 years old, driving a ¼ Midget, Doug won the “Pole” qualifying position in his first ever race.
Having competed in over 200 races/competitions, Van Den Brink has been fortunate enough to top many a podium and hold more than his share of Championship trophies. He has amassed a 25% winning percentage and a Top 4 Finishing Ratio of 57.5%.
· In 2012 Doug competed is 7-events, winning twice, he stood on the Podium 4-times and twice, added to his record of 46 Pole-Positions.
· By winning the 2012 Streetwise Drift/Formula D Pro-Am Drivers Championship, Doug won his 5th overall championship and his 2nd drifting title.
· Drifting is just the latest racing venture that Doug has had the opportunity to participate in. Over the years, he has strapped himself in to over 17-different types of racecars and winning in nearly all of them.
· Annual Driver awards such as Rookie of the Year, Hard Charger, Most Improved, Lap Records, Most Wins, Regional Champ, Track Champ, State Champ & National Champion are all in Doug’s past history.
The “privateers, privateer”, Doug sometimes wears nearly every hat on his team when needed but with the help of some great friends, his load is getting lighter with every passing season. Hailing from North Carolina, D’Vanz Motorsports is looking to move-up the Formula Drift ladder and make themselves as marketable to potential sponsors as possible. With consistent attendance gains at the Formula Drift events, the team will be able to “get in the grove” of competing at this high level and realize their potential as a team.
Final plans are in for 2017 as Doug and his team will be joining Jonathan Nerren Racing forming a 3-car effort to compete in the Formula Drift Canada Championship. Additionally, Doug will be drive in selected sports car endurance races through out the US. This when combined with his regular driver-coaching duties should prove to be a really fun year and one that will present Doug and his supporters with many valuable marketing opportunities.