Driver // Benjamin Slocum
Slocum is a freelance co-driver who has competed in Rally America, NASA RallySport, CARS, WRC Mexico, Baja 500, and Dakar. He is known as the “Pirate” due to an injury leaving him partially blind. The injury has acted as a motivating factor, making him push for the top of the sport. When not rallying Slocum is the Managing Partner of Beards Brewery in Petoskey, MI.
How did you get started in Rally or Rallycross?
Slocum’s first experience in motor sports was brought about due to a severe eye injury that left him blind in his left eye and out of work for a year. During his recovery he discovered Sno*Drift, only an hour drive from his home. Over the next year he volunteered at events and worked as a crew member for Matt Johnston, Bryan Holder and Matt Iorio. His first time co-driving was for Matt Iorio during the 2005 Maine Winter Rally.
// AboutName - Benjamin Slocum
Hometown - Petoskey MI
Occupation - Managing Partner, Beards Brewery