2009: This year gave Dean his big break with an exclusive tyre deal to partner Maxxis tyres throughout his Prodrift Irish and Super Series campaign's. He got off to a great start by winning the opening event in Donington Park, UK giving himself the initial championship lead in the Prodrift Super Series where he held off stiff competition all year long to be crowned the 2009 Prodrift Super Series champion at his home and final event of the year at Mondello Park.
2010: Four years after Dean Kearney took to the wheel at 16 years of age as an amateur drift driver he finally got the break he deserved. After winning the 2009 Prodrift Super Series and impressing at his debut Formula Drift event at Irwindale his dream came true. He got to drive for team VLEDS in the Intec Racing Nissan S14 to campaign a full 7 round program in the toughest and most premier drifting series in the world – Formula Drift. Dean completed his "Rookie" season and finished up the season in a respectable 26th overall.
2011: Looking to improve upon a somewhat disappointing 2010 campaign, a major opportunity presented itself for Dean Kearney to drive for a professional team in FD partner up two time Formula Drift champion Sam Hubinette in his SHR team driving the Dodge Viper. This move is a once in a lifetime opportunity where Dean gets to drive a championship winning platform in the viper and alongside the Formula Drift veteran as his team mate!! Can 2011 be Dean Kearney's and SHR's year to shine bright on the Formula Drift grid?