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Air Force to Sponsor Sorenesen Motorsports for Upcoming Formula Drift Season

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas-- Air Force Recruiting Service is pleased to announce the continuation of their 13-year partnership with the Formula Drift series, as well as their inaugural sponsorship of the Sorensen Motorsports team. As the primary sponsor for the team, AFRS will support drivers Amanda Sorensen and Branden Sorensen for the 2022 Formula Drift season. 

 “We’re excited to be partnered with the team at Sorensen Motorsports,” said Tech. Sgt. Tyson Wagstaff, an AFRS events marketing NCO and program manager of the Sorensen Motorsports sponsorship . “The Air Force values the connection we’ve made with Formula Drift fans over the years, and we believe that partnering with Amanda and Branden to engage their fan base will further our reach and connection to the sport.”

Amanda competes in the Sorensen Motorsports ProSpec division of Formula Drift and is one of only two females competing in the sport. Aside from motorsports, Amanda is an avid aviator, piloting small craft in her free time.

“I look forward to showing the fans how women are skilled competitors in motorsports and in the Air Force,” she said.

Branden Sorensen also represents Sorensen Motorsports in Formula Drift and is currently the youngest driver in the Pro division. Like sister Amanda, Branden has a passion for aviation, as well as working on aircraft. “I use many of the concepts I learn in flying to improve my performance on the track in Formula Drift,” said Branden, who believes flying has directly impacted the development of Sorensen’s drift cars and his skills as a driver.

Throughout the 2022 Formula Drift circuit, the Air Force will serve as the primary sponsor for the Sorensen Motorsports team with a branded redesign of their cars, trailers, suits, tents, and all additional assets.  Drivers Amanda and Branden will also represent the partnership off the track in a few ways. This includes the creation of custom content and branded posts to their respective social followings (Instagram: @Amanda.Sorensen12 and @Branden_Sorensen), and in-person events, such as dedicated autograph signings, meet and greets, and high school visits.

Through their dedicated fan base, Formula Drift has helped the Air Force connect with individuals whose interests and skills align well with the Air Force mission. The addition of the Sorensen Motorsports team will allow the Air Force to continue this tradition with an even larger, younger, and more diverse audience.

“There are a lot of crossovers between the Air Force and Motorsports,” Amanda said of the partnership. “Branden and I are already working on some epic content this year that will showcase the many career opportunities the Air Force has to offer.”

The Formula Drift season kicks off this weekend in Long Beach, California. Check out the unveil of Sorensen Motorsports’ new USAF drift cars below, and see them on the track this season. Full event schedule can be found here

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