#130 James Deane

Sponsor AutoZone
Hometown Castletownroche, Ireland
Birthday OCT 14, 1991
James Deane 2024 Musatng RTR Spec 5d Jaron Cole

James Deane has established himself as one of the fastest-growing personalities in the sport and boasts the largest following of any Irish motorsport personality in the world. James began his competitive drift career in 2006 behind the wheel of a Ford Sierra in the Prodrift Junior Championship and in 2024 he is again behind the wheel of his 2024 AutoZone Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD in Formula Drift with 1,111 horsepower. 

A three-time Formula Drift Champion James won consecutively from 2017-2019 before stepping away to compete in Europe. However, during his vacancy from US drifting he was no stranger to winning, taking first at the DriftNeu North Cyprus Championship Finals, Goodwood Festival of Speed Driftkhana competition, the LZ Festival Mondello Park, multiple podiums in the Drift Masters European Championship and that’s just 2022. 

Now with one season, two podiums, a pole and countless seat time under his belt in his Mustang RTR, James is eyeing a record setting f fourth Formula Drift Championship, equaling a fourth championship  for the RTR Vehicles’ Drift Team.