Bannon Woods Named Crew Chief for GITN Drift Team

2012 Team roster released as preparation for Formula Drift 2012 gets underway


Dec. 12 2011 – Brockville Ontario


In a bid for a successful 2012 Formula Drift season, Mats Baribeau has finalized the roster and named Bannon Woods as Crew Chief and head of marketing for the Gold in the Net Drift team.


After 2 successful seasons working with the team and a move to Formula Drift, Woods will move from title sponsor to team member and will head organization of pit, car, crew as well as marketing.



The GITN JZX90 Toyota Mark II will continue to be maintained and prepped at the Woods Racing / Canada Synthetics speed shop in St.Lazare Quebec under the direction of Woods and his crew. Woods brings with him Randy Tontsch also from St. Lazare who will help in mechanics and car/pit operations.


I’m happy and excited to stay on with Mats and the team as we move into the 2012 FD season. We’ve worked so well together in the past 2 years and I find that it’s natural thing for us to welcome this new experience together. Starting at DMCC Pro-am, to Pro, to Hold the Line and now onto Formula Drift the coming season will bring a new chapter in our racing novels and I thank him and Formula D for giving us this chance to represent Canada in the upcoming season.”

- Bannon Woods


Kerri Lee Griffin will step into the Business Manager role and will handle on-site PR as well as scheduling, budgets and sponsor services. Kerri brings a race management experience over from The Canadian Rally Championship series where she did double-duty also as a navigator for the PCR rally team. With her previous involvement in the race scene she is sure to bring a needed hand and mind to the GITN Drift internal operations.


Racing has always been a passion of mine. I am looking forward to the challenges that the 2012 GITN Formula Drift season will bring to me in this new exciting role and I thank Mats and the crew for giving me a chance to do so.”

 – Kerri Lee Griffin


The remainder of the 2011 GITN team will stay unchanged and The Gold in the Net 2012 Formula Drift team roster is as follows:


Mats Baribeau      – Driver

Bannon Woods    – Crew Chief

Randy Tontsch    – Pit Mechanic

Kerri Lee Griffin    – Business Manager

Norm Baribeau      – Operations and Spotter

Chantal Baribeau  – Operations
For more information, questions or comments please contact:


Kerri Lee Griffin                    –

Bannon Woods                    –

Mats Baribeau                      –



Dec 13th by Bannon

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