Nissan VK56 Mishimoto Universal Dual Pass Race Radiator
Why do you race? I drift for the sheer love of speed and adrenaline.
What does the start of your day entail? I start every day with a good breakfast. Then, depending on if it’s a track day or not, I work out. I skip the workout on track days so that I don’t end up being sore.
How much time do you dedicate to practice between events? Hardly ever, it is more important that our car be in perfect running condition than for us to go to the track and beat on it all the time.
What do you do to stay in shape during the season? I do a variety of workouts; I also ride bicycles whenever possible.
Where do you practice when at home? If we ever do test it is generally at Irwindale Speedway or Willow Springs Raceway.
Any funny road trip stories from your career? I have crossed the country over 10 times now… there are too many stories to try to pinpoint one.
Is there any other sport you actively participate in? No, drifting occupies 100% of my time.
Are there any sponsors or specific people out there you would like to thank for helping you get to the races? I would like to thank all of my sponsors, past and current. All my family and friends who have been so helpful and supportive over the years. And of course, Kevin Wells and Sergio Ramirez for being the best crew in drifting.
If you were trapped on a deserted island and could only bring one movie and one CD, what would they be? I would bring Castaway cause if Tom Hanks can survive and escape the island, so can I! Who owns CD’s anymore?
What would be on the plate of your last meal ever? Some sort of surf and turf combo because who cares how expensive it is at that point.
Your biggest pet peeve(s)? Crooked silverware at the table.
What music do you listen to? Rock and roll mainly but a little dance music here and there never hurt anyone.
One item you never leave the house without. Can’t really say “never” cause I’m constantly forgetting my keys and my wallet at home.
Favorite sports team? L.A. Galaxy.
What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time? I love riding bicycles, being outdoors, and hanging out with friends.
Suspension, & Brakes Suspension KW 3-way competition coilovers Voodoo13 knuckles and armsBrakes ASD handbrake, rotor hats, and caliper mounts Wilwood pedals, calipers, and rotors
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2014 Formula Drift Pro Championship Round 1 - Long Beach GP Street Course - Long Beach, CA | April 4 - 5 Round 2 - Road Atlanta - Braselton, GA | May 9 - 10 Round 3 - Homestead-Miami Speedway - Homestead, FL | May 30 - 31 Round 4 - Wall Speedway - Wall, NJ | June 20 - 21 Round 5 - Evergreen Speedway - Monroe, WA | July 18 - 19 Round 6 - Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, TX | September 12 - 13 Round 7 - Irwindale Speedway - Irwindale, CA | October 10 - 11
PAST ACHIEVEMENTS / AWARDS 2014 Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 1, Long Beach2013 Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 1, Long Beach Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 4, Wall Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 5, Throwdown Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 6, Showdown2012 Placed 2nd at Formula Drift Round 3, West Palm Beach Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 4, Wall Judge of the Xtreme Drift Circuit Championship series Currently 3rd most winningest driver in Formula Drift history2011 Placed 2nd at Formula Drift Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Qualified 1st at Formula Drift Round 3, West Palm Beach Placed 2nd at Formula Drift Round 5, Seattle Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 7, Irwindale Judge of the Xtreme Drift Circuit Championship series Formula Drift Team Manager of the Year Placed 3rd in Formula Drift Series Championship2010 Placed 1st at Formula Drift Team Drift, Long Beach Grand Prix Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 2, Road Atlanta Judge of the Xtreme Drift Circuit Championship series Placed 6th in Formula Drift Series Championship2009 FORMULA DRIFT CHAMPION TIRES.COM TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION Formula Drift Driver of the Year Qualified 1st at Formula Drift Round 1, Long Beach Placed 1st at Formula Drift Team Drift, Long Beach Grand Prix Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 2, Road Atlanta Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 4, Las Vegas Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 5, Seattle2008 Team Owner of the Year Nominee Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 1, Long Beach Placed 1st at Formula Drift Team Drift, Long Beach Grand Prix Placed 1st in Formula Drift Team Drift Championship with Drift Alliance Placed 5th in Formula Drift Series Championship Placed 6th in Formula Drift World Finals2007 TIRES.COM TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION Formula Drift Driver of the Year, Biggest Rivalry, and Hardest Charger of the Year Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 2, Road Atlanta 1st privately owned team to win a Formula Drift Pro Championship event Qualified 1st at Formula Drift Round 3, West Virginia Placed 1st at Ziptied All Star Team Drift, Willow Springs Placed 1st at Formula Drift Team Drift, San Jose Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 5, Infineon Raceway Placed 2nd at Formula Drift Round 7, Irwindale Speedway Placed 2nd in Formula Drift Series Championship Judge of the 2007 Drift Mania Canadian Championship series2006 Formula Drift Best Looking Car of the Year Placed 1st at Formula Drift Team Drift, Long Beach Placed 1st at World Drift Series Team Drift Beijing, China2005 Formula Drift Best Comeback of the Year 1st Place at Formula Drift, Irwindale Placed 6th in Formula Drift Series Championship2004 Placed 2nd at inaugural Formula Drift, Road Atlanta Placed 3rd at Formula Drift, Houston Placed 3rd in Formula Drift Series Championship Only driver to defeat Samuel Hubinette in Formula D 2004 season competition. 1st American to defeat a Japanese D1 driver in tandem competition Placed 5th in first ever D1 Grand Prix US vs. Japan, Irwindale Speedway2003 Course designer and instructor at first organized East Coast events. (DGTrials 2003) Aces High member of DGTrials. Featured in October 2003 Wired magazine article on drifting, alongside Tony Angelo.
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