Sam Hubinette Stepping Out of Formula Drift for Wall and More [RUMORMILL]

Next weekend the Dodge Challenger won’t be fielded by two time Formula Drift champion Samuel Hubinette. After having his worst season in series history he is going to step out for next weeks Round 4 and pursue the Traxxas TORC Off-Road series. Formula Drift rookie Kenneth Moen will be stepping into the Dodge Challenger for at least Wall Speedway next week. They will be doing some testing at Englishtown before the event.

If you look at the Traxxas TORC schedule it also conflicts directly with Round 5 in Seattle. Fans looking to see Sam Hubinette will be disappointed for the next two rounds as he spends time trying to win a TORC championship in a Dodge Ram. This could be a huge opportunity for rookie Kenneth Moen to extend his Formula Drift career. My real question is will Sam Hubinette return for 2012 and I file that under highly unlikely.

10 Comments

  1. petite pounder says:

    looks like sam’s retirement run is starting now. wouldn’t be surprised if rhys will also be exiting after this season

  2. bro says:

    rhys already announced hes done after this year

  3. DA Fan 11 says:

    Where exactly has Rhys announced he is leaving?
    Would love a link. :)

  4. petite pounder says:

    i require evidence.

  5. Blaze1 says:

    I think its pretty cool hes stepping out but keep his team in the series. A Lot of newjacks out there to try to tame that beast. Classy move by Hubinette

  6. terry h. says:

    Sam has always been a class act.

  7. Justin B says:

    When I interviewed him for MotoIQ, Rhys did say he was not running a full schedule for 2011.

  8. matt petty says:

    wait so all the race car nerds are done riding the wave… nothing but home built drifters left…. i like this!!!!!!!

  9. terry h. says:

    Matt P…. you know what this means? It means no more excuses, scapegoats or people to hate on… no more villains. Who will they hate on now?