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is an American
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pioneer. He started drifting with Chris Forsberg
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in Doylestown, PA, and eventually progressed to being a D1GP driver, as well as a Formula D
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seeded driver. He is founder of the ground breaking Drift Alliance team, and a revered driver in the American series.
Tony Angelo has starred in several Drifting films including Bad as Hell, Slide America, and Stay Hungry
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. He is also known to support the grassroots scene in drifting by attending local events in Southern California and lending a helping hand to all up and coming drivers with his instructional driver clinics. Tony Angelo has built and driven a series of powerful rotary powered Mazdas during his professional career. He most recently campaigned a Mazda RX-8 in Formula Drift with partners Mazda
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, Maxxis Tires,Exedy Racing Clutches, and Disc Brakes Australia. After the 2008 Formula Drift season Tony moved from the drivers seat to the judges chair for 2009, a position that he still maintains. In 2010 he was also elected Formula drift Technical Manager. A position that focuses primarily on competition vehicle compliance and enforcement of Formula Drift's technical regulations as stated in the Formula Drift rule book.