formula drift driver

Chelsea Denofa


Chelsea DeNofa is best known as a Race Car Driver. Race car driver who is best known for his skills within the fields of Drifting, Road Racing and Stunt Driving. He was born on April 6, 1988 in Doylestown, PA. In 2017, he joined the RTR drift team for the Formula Drift Championship alongside Vaughn Gittin Jr. At age 15, he competed in his first major drift event in Miami. Soon after, he extended his driving abilities through schooling in Road-Racing and Stunt-Driving. Continuing along his road-racing path, he was granted an SCCA Pro racing license and started racing in several series in 2007.


Since the start of his racing career, Chelsea DeNofa, has had his hand in several forms of racing. His ability to balance an aggressive style with precise driving techniques have set him apart from his peers in drifting, road racing, and stunt driving.

Chelsea’s drifting career began before he had a driver’s license. At age 15, his mother drove his car to the first major drift event in Miami for him. Soon after that, Chelsea extended his driving disciplines through schooling in road racing and stunt driving. Continuing along his road-racing path, he was granted an SCCA Pro Racing license and started racing in several series.

When his focus turned to drifting, which was exploding in popularity, he quickly made a name for himself and was seen at drifting events all over the east coast and the majority of pro events throughout the United States. DeNofa continued to hone his skills in 2007 thru 2011 by campaigning complete seasons of NOPI Drift, D1GP USA, and then proceeded to win back-to-back Xtreme Drift Championships.

Internationally, Chelsea has drifted in over 10 countries and been on the podium in Latvia and twice in Australia.

Over the last five years Chelsea has pushed his efforts into Formula Drift. With a win at Long Beach in 2016, a second-place finish at St. Louis and third at Irwindale in 2018, he has proved himself among the best in the world. Chelsea was also voted hardest charger and fan favorite car in 2018.