Pro Drifter, ’22 FD ProSpec Champ Robert Thorne Chooses Action Clutch for 2023 Pro Debut!

Pro Drifter, ’22 FD ProSpec Champ Robert Thorne Chooses Action Clutch for 2023 Pro Debut!

Posted on By Matthew Dennehy

Professional drifter Robert Thorne and Action Clutch have announced a partnership for the 2023 Formula Drift season! Thorne will run a 10” Twin Disc Race Kit from Action Clutch, to deliver 800+ WHP power from his Magnusson-supercharged LS3 through a Tremec T56 Magnum six-speed transmission to the driveline.

Robert Thorne

While relatively new to drifting, Robert Thorne is an experienced racer, with over two decades of competitive wheel time and stints competing in Formula BMW USA, Grand Am GT and IMSA GTD. Thorne has advanced through the ranks of drifting quickly, earning his ProSpec license in his rookie year of ProAm competition, and earning his Pro license last year after winning the Formula Drift ProSpec series as a rookie.

“Robert is a serious up and comer, and we are excited to partner with him for his first season in Pro FD,” stated Action Clutch CEO Erik Nochez. “Robert’s extensive background in racing brings some fresh perspectives to the sport, and he has a lot to adjust to in his first full pro series. Our mission is to make sure that his clutch is one less thing to worry about, and that he has the tech support he needs to be successful.”

Formula Drift kicks off its 2023 season in Long Beach, CA on the historic Streets of Long Beach circuit, sharing a portion of the course used in the Long Beach Grand Prix, on April 7-8. 2023 Formula Drift Schedule


Action Clutch has over 50 years of experience delivering big power to thousands of drivelines, and we are pretty great at what we do. We combine USA-manufactured parts with premium friction materials, and deliver our products with the very best customer service.

We are honored that thousands of hard core and new performance enthusiasts from around the world trust Action Clutch to get their engine’s horsepower to the wheels. Stay Gripping!

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