• Mar 22, 2010
Hulk Hogan's son, Nick Hogan, has announced that he'll be returning to competitive drifting. That's right, at one point in time Nick Hogan was a competitive professional drifter, licensed by Formula D and finishing as high as third place at a 2007 NOPI Drift event. Then he went and crashed his hyper-modded Toyota Supra (while drunk and racing) and in the process put his friend and Iraq veteran into a vegetative state. Hogan, who was a minor at the time of the crash and subsequent incarceration, served six months of an eight-month sentence and had his drivers license suspended for three years.
Hogan will be participating in the newly formed XDC (Xtreme Drifting Circuit) drift series that pits professionals against amateurs. Nick will be fielding a black, turbocharged Nissan 350Z. Also of note is that Hogan is now involved with a group called Keep It On The Track which is, "dedicated to educating Americans about the consequences of participating in illegal street races and driving without a seat belt." Hogan will use his return to drifting to promote Keep It On The Track. All we can say is "good."

[Source: Motorworldhype | Image: Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Nick hogan is coming back to drifting and the price of concrete barriers just went up.
      Beth
      • 4 Years Ago
      Um scorch, torch...whatever,
      I know the Hogans, and their neighbors to the left & right of them. I also have watched the WWF then the WWE for longer than you ever will. I also have wrestler friends, that have ACTUALLY worked for Vince. I KNOW Nick. He is a spoiled brat. Whenever Dad's around he is an angel. Ask ANYONE who has ever lived near or in the same town as him (Belleair), THEY HATE HIM. I don't know how many middle fingers I received from him and John speeding in a 25 MPH residential doing 50, 10 feet from the elementary school. AGAIN money can buy whatever you want. Listen to Billy, he hit the nail on the head. and NO I WILL NEVER FORGIVE THAT IDIOT Vick! Myu Pit bull WOULD love to take a bite out of Vick.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Drifting is for losers like him!
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Elmo
        I do race in SCCA events. but I'm sure you don't know anything about drifting and road courses and how they differ.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Obviously none of you know what constitutes someone being a loser.

        I'm fairly sure he has friends, he has a career, and again, he has money to last 10 lifetimes.

        In order for someone to be a loser, they would have to have no life whatsoever.

        Seriously, though, just because Vick killed dogs doesn't make it any different than what Nick did. How would you like to have a gun put to your head while your hands and feet were tied up? That's what differentiates Vick's crime from Nick's and brings up another one of my points.

        The victim of Nick's crime wasn't a defenseless dog. He was an adult that knew he was getting into a powerful car with an immature teenage driver. I have absolutely no sympathy for the victim. He wasn't forced to get in the car. Him getting in that car makes him about as stupid as Nick.

        @SkylineR34Racer

        Until you have raced in an F1, SuperGT, SCCA-spec, or purposely built drift car, DO NOT say which sport is easier.
        • 4 Years Ago
        So in other words, he was lucky enough to get born to rich and famous parents who gave him lots of money, who opened doors for him and gave him the free time to dedicate to driving a car in circles. Then he got trashed, got behind the wheel and crippled his friend. That makes him a winner? He had the time and resources to do something special and all he did was f%$# it all up and waste it. No, that's pretty much the definition of loser.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Drifting is easy compared to JGTC, F1, any SCCA event, etc and he should be banned from racing (not that he could do it very well) forever for what he did. Vicks crime and Nicks crime cannot really be compared as in one crime it was dog fights and the other was a DUI supra wrapped tree that made one man a Vegi.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @SkylineR34Racer

        Yes, you probably do race in SCCA events. But is it on the professional level? Probably not. You probably race in AutoX events, which CANNOT be compared to F1, SuperGT, SCCA (World Challenge), or Formula D.

        By the way, when did I ever say that I know how easy it is to drift compared to other sports?

        I do know how to drift, though. But like I said to you about your SCCA racing, it's not on a professional level.
        • 4 Years Ago
        'He's a professional drifter that's the son of one of the greatest wrestlers of all time and has money to last 10 lifetimes. Where's the loser in any of that?' - Um, where's the winner in any of that? You aren't made awesome by proxy of who your parents are, in fact more often the parents disconnection from 'normal' life corrupts their kid's lives and sense of reality. And Hitler had lots of money, but I wouldn't consider him a 'winner' just because he could afford not to worry about money.
        It's your actions that count more than your lineage or fortuitousness - What Nick is doing now, collaborating with an awareness group to try to stop others making his mistakes, is definitely a step in the right direction, but he still has a long way to go before I would consider him a 'winner'.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @ Elmo
      I think I understand your comparing a superstar athlete that engaged in dog fighting to a drunk driving teenager nearly killing his passenger in an illegal race, kinda like eating cereal in beer, perfect match! Dude, its tiime to take down the hulk hogan poster over ur bed for real.
        • 4 Years Ago
        dude didn't have a seat belt on
        a dog is more precious than a brain dead soldier (before accident)
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's not the comparing of people, it's the comparing of crimes. I'd also like to add that it's about both of them being in the spotlight. Vick is being forgiven for his brutal crime, yet Nick isn't.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Same story, rich kids get all the breaks. Let an average person cripple a war vet, and total a car while drunk. The penalty would be much worse.
      • 4 Years Ago
      B1lly

      Al Capone DID NOT die in prison. He was let out because his brain was eat away with syphylis. He spent the rest of his days fishing in the cement pont at his Fl. residence.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If your this thug or folks like TIGER WOODS, these ass ho s have money and they stay out of jail.
      rustydog
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is a family of clowns, I was very pleased to see this idiot crying for his mom when he was in jail.I live in clearwater and this noxious little creep did not care about any one else . his clown father is so bent he was even defending his sons right [ because he went to driving school] to practise his --career-- on the locals . some how he was able to get a license in california while his was revoked in florida. All of us here are much safer with this 3 ring circus performing in california.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Guys like these make the sport look bad. It isn't what it used to be anymore. And forget it with Formula D. That's like Nascar for drifting. From day one it was fueled with cash and sponsors left and right. I'll stick to real drifting for actual drivers and real people with D1GP.
      Holly
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wish him the best. He's done his time. His friend got in the car of his own free will, he was the adult supplying acohol to a minor anyway, (Nick was the minor) it was a tragic accident by a 17 year old kid. Get off your self righteous hating asses Let those who are perfect and always have been cast the first stone. Good luck Nick, you're a good kid.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Tool" would be my descriptive word.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There is still competitive drifting in the US?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Still? I didn't even know there ever was.
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