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June 13, 2024 3 min read

ROCKAWAY, NEW JERSEYJune 13, 2024TOPDON USA, the nation’s premier provider of cutting-edge technology and advanced tools and specialty equipment for the auto industry, announced today that it is rolling into the popular Formula Drift series with a new sponsorship of Federico Sceriffo  and his team’s Ferrari. One of the most talented Drifting drivers and pro instructors in the world, Sceriffo is competing behind the wheel of "Fiorella", a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano with 1125 horsepower.

“Sceriffo is an incredible talent behind the wheel who is passionate about inspiring the next generation of enthusiasts as a professional Drifting instructor,” said Chad Schnitz, Vice President of TOPDON USA. “He’s a proven champion whose talent and successes around the world is a natural extension of the TOPDON brand. We look forward to watching him compete in the 2024 U.S. Formula Drift courses piloting the only turbo charged V12 Ferrari in the series and in the world.”

As an official sponsor of Federico Sceriffo’s 2024 Pro Class Formula Drift program, TOPDON is sponsoring with financial support, as well as with tools and equipment including a diagnostic tester, digital thermal camera, battery tester and jump starter.

FFF Drifting Department was established in 2016 as the drifting team for FFF Racing Group as a consequence of its success in GT racing, which has a rich motorsport history in F1 and D1GP series. FFF Drifting Department’s headquarters are in Varano De'Melegari, Italy, the Heart of the MotorValley, as well as in Atlanta, Georgia. The team's staff have 20-plus years of motorsport experience primarily in racing leagues around the world.

“I’m very excited to welcome TOPDON to the FFF Drifting Department family,” said Sceriffo. “Drifting is a highly technical racing style and incredibly demanding on our race cars. It’s important that ‘Fiorella’ runs with optimum performance, and TOPDON’s diagnostic tools help our crew make that possible. I’m excited about this year’s Formula Drift series and carrying the TOPDON name to the podium.”

Sceriffo started his drifting career in Italy in 2004 when he took second place behind the wheel of a Subaru Impreza STI. A year later, he won a first place podium finish in the Solo Curve di Traverso, the Super Drift Professional Challenge. By 2006, he was competing on the international racing circuit in Cyprus, Russia, China and France. He later joined Team Orange where he raced and trained with one of the pioneers of drifting, Nobushige Kumakubo. In 2012 Federico Sceriffo won the D1GP International Match in Tokyo Odaiba. In 2018, Sceriffo began competing in the Formula Drift season for the FFF Drifting Department team in a Ferrari 599. In 2019 he earned a double podium at the Formula Drift Grand Prix during the Long Beach Grand Prix.

Founded in 2017 and based in Rockaway, New Jersey, TOPDON USA is a fast growing provider of entry-level, mid-level, and advanced tools and solutions for professional technicians, as well as DIY enthusiasts. In 2022, TOPDON introduced their first EVSE, thus creating their EVSE business unit, investing in the development of EV Market presence and impact, through a full line of level 1, 2 and 3 (DC Fast) solutions and associated channels & partners. Globally, TOPDON has over 200 industry-leading engineers and owns over 140 intellectual property rights. The company’s cutting-edge technology helps customers minimize downtime and maximize efficiency. For more information visit www.topdon.us.


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