- Jun 11, 2010 4:41 PM Vote for Samuel Hübinette as a driver for the BFG Wide Open Baja Challenge Car
- Jun 11, 2010 4:40 PM Hübinette Advances to Top 16 at Wall Stadium
- May 14, 2010 2:20 AM SHR DODGE/BFGoodrich Drift Team roars into the road to the Championship
- May 14, 2010 2:18 AM Exciting Formula Drift debut for new Dodge team
- May 14, 2010 2:17 AM Two-time US drift champion takes on Japan
About me:Come drift along with two-time Formula Drift champion and working Hollywood stunt driver Samuel Hübinette in the first–ever DVD to feature the “Crazy Swede.” DRIFT YA LATER is packed with sideways drifting excitement and action that fans won’t want to miss! DVD now available at: shop.toxicdrift.com or www.driftyalaterDVD.com
Sam on The Crazy Swede
Who I'd like to meet:After many successful seasons with NuFormz Racing/Mopar, Samuel Hübinette is moving on to a new chapter in his illustrious career. The two-time Formula DRIFT (FD) champion will strike out on his own in 2010, forming his own racing operation, Samuel Hübinette Racing (SHR). With support from sponsors including Dodge and BFGoodrich, Hübinette’s SHR organization will field a two-car team for the 2010 FD season. The veteran Hübinette will drift his new SHR Dodge Challenger, while Andrew Comrie-Picard will take the wheel of the SHR Dodge Viper SRT10. Comrie-Picard, owner of ACP Racing, is an accomplished rally driver, winning the 2009 North American Rally Championship, and will make his debut in FD competition.
Samuel Hübinette was born and raised in Jokkmokk, Sweden, close to the Arctic Circle. Controlling a car while sliding on snow and ice was a skill Hübinette’s father taught him at a young age. When Hübinette was just eight years old he began sliding cars around on the Arctic frozen lakes. With northern Sweden covered in snow eight months of the year, drifting became second nature to the young Swede. By the time Hübinette was 16 he was competing regularly in Rallycross events in Sweden. Hübinette began working as a test driver for Volvo Cars at the age of 23. During that period, he acted as stunt driver for all new Volvo commercials. He also began competing in Touring Car Racing for Team TDR. Hübinette worked at Volvo for nine years, then set his sights on America. He traveled to Newport Beach, Calif., in 1998 to “hang out” for a year. While in California he attended a BMW driving event, where his skills behind the wheel caught the attention of the event’s instructors. Hübinette hoped to catch on as driving instructor with Skip Barber; however, without a green card, he was forced to return to Sweden, hoping one day to make it back to Newport Beach. Some would call it luck, others would call it God’s blessing, but shortly thereafter Samuel won the green card lottery! He soon jumped on the next flight to the U.S. After a few years working as a driving instructor with Skip Barber and many driving/racing gigs, including forming his own racing school, Hübinette landed his dream job—drifting a Dodge Viper for Mopar in the FD Series. Hübinette went on to win the inaugural FD competition at Road Atlanta, and captured three of four events that season, along with the inaugural FD championship. Hübinette added another championship in 2006 and his nine career FD wins are a series high. Hübinette is a member of LAMotorsports, a premier stunt team. He works regularly as a stunt driver in car commercials and in Hollywood films, including the last two installments of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, “Crank 2,” and “Knight and Day.”
Besides racing I also work as a stuntdriver in movies and commercials. Here's the car I drove in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Thanks for all the messages
I want to say thank you to everyone that send messages, comments or want to add me as a friend! I really had no idea that there was so many people interesed in both me and drifting out there. Thank you! Every message is read and appreciated, but I unfortunately don't have the time to answer all. If you visit my homepage you will find a lot of answers there.
I get a lot of the same questions, and most of them are already answered on my home page or here in the text. So if you want to know how I got started, where I am from and such - most answers are found at the home page, Myspace or the blog.
I never answer comments, but I do read them all. So, if you have a question, please send it as a message (even though I have realized that I have very little time to answer them too) or to my blog. And same here, a lot of questions are answered on my home page.
Comments including pictures or films
Regarding comments including pictures. If they break the - standard design - width, then they are deleted. This as it messes up the page. Just so you know.
Interviews or other matters
If you want to conduct an interview, please contact me via my home page. I get a lot of messages and might miss your request. Therefore, please go through SamuelHubinette.com.
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Jokkmokk, Sweden
- Body type: Athletic
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Occupation: Professional Driver