I have been laughing for days over this.
For my non-drift friends, here’s the story: We went into round 2 for @formulad, and in his first ever FD interview, rookie @mattvankirk18 held the mic, while I also held the mic (second photo). It was innocent and awkward and then took on a life of its own on another Instagram page called Formula Derp.
Fast forward to round 3, and with a glint in his eye, I am pretty sure sly @raddandrift grabbed the mic and my hand during his interview for fun, which prompted another post on the Derp page. Then, at the same event, @chelseadenofa finished his interview, stared right down the barrel of the camera and grabbed the mic and my hand and I absolutely lost it (last two photos). Which brings me to explain photo #1: @maximumdriftcast challenged fans in Atlanta to come up with their own signs, and in an absolutely creative and hilariously self-deprecating way, @mattvankirk18 totally won at life and held up this masterpiece created by @trmarty and @barnheel. I’m so impressed with his fortitude and excited to see him climb the ranks in FD. Also, thanks to @formuladerp for keeping the #micgrabchallenge lighthearted.
To the drivers, I appreciate you all so much and love that the personalities are shining so bright. You’re some of the raddest athletes I’ve ever worked with, so thank you! 🙏