Shredding tyres since he was old enough to reach the steering wheel, Monster Energy drift driver Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni not only has a British Drift Championship title to his name, but literally has motorsport in the blood.
One of his earliest memories is hanging in the paddock, while his Dad went wheel-to-wheel in karts against then future F1-racers. Of course it wasn’t long before Baggsy was done with sitting on the sidelines, and wanted a piece of the action for himself. Learning his race craft in Karting, Baggsy raced in the highly competitive Cadet series, that has been the starting point for nearly every professional driver from the UK. After racing in the British Championship for several seasons, Baggsy made a huge switch off-road to motocross.
While he proved super fast on two wheels, it was never in doubt that he would eventually make the switch back to four. In May 2007, while out at car cruise, Baggsy witnessed his first taste of drifting. Instantly hooked, he got himself a Volvo 340 beater and practiced until the wheels dropped off.
Gaining his drift licence, Baggsy stepped up to the Semi-pro class in the British Drift Championship in 2008, driving a Nissan S13 200sx. Finishing an impressive 6th in his first season, meant an upgraded licence and graduation to the pro class. Showering fans in rubber and tyre smoke, Baggsy stormed to win the championship, racing for Team Japspeed.
With a title under his belt, Baggsy looked to raise the stakes again. Together with Team Japspeed, he helped develop a unique 470bhp 1JZ powered Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Of course developing such a unique car and racing competitively is super tough, and to his credit, Baggsy still netted great results, with a 6th in 2011 and a 5th place overall finish in 2012.
This year, Baggsy will be taking on the 2013 British Drift Championship again. However in a brand new car and with a box fresh team. Racing for Acorn Infinity Motorsports, Baggsy will be sending it in a fully built Nissan S13 200sx, as well as showcasing his epic driving skills at selected Gymkhana Grid, Rallycross and King of Europe Drift events.