Years Drifting: Since 2004/05
2008 Nissan 350Z
GTM Supercharger, GTR Injectors and Spark plugs. DeatschWerks 255 fuel pump, and several coolers.
-Wheels; Drag Dr49 18×9 all 4 corners
Goals: I would like to travel, be behind the wheel at a track, and host a tv show thats associated with motorsports.
A little history: I’ve been into cars since I can remember, my dad had a Z car when I was little, which is one of the reasons I love the car. (the torque helps too!). Living in Minnesota at the time, I couldn’t wait to get my license and as soon as I turned 16, I was going to the tracks and 1/4 mile drag racing. It didn’t take to long to have my old friend Matt take me for a ride in his 240sx, switch seats and tell me to drift. The first attempt was a definite fail-it was a good drift gone bad with a few bumps and scratches on the bumper…to be expected. Instead of being upset he was excited for the drift damage. Then I knew I had to get a rear wheel drive car (which ended up being my red z32) and set it up for drift. After the first drift season in the midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois) I decided to drive out to California and give the Qualifier for Formula Drift a try to see how I stacked up to the west coast. That day the weather was inconsistent and the majority of the cars crashed-including me, moving the k-rail that was guarding the judges about 2 feet. From then on, I went back to Minnesota, gave everything I owned to friends except for two suitcases of clothes and my laptop, broke my lease at my apartment and within two weeks I moved out to San Diego to improve my drifting.
Since then I’ve been drifting a few cars, one of which was a 1999 Nissan Silvia s15. The picture below was taken at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The 350z to me was one of the most predictable cars from the factory. With minor tweaks I believe that is the perfect drift car. In this picture of the Z, It was a bone stock enthusiast model killing it. This Z was also briefly in an episode of ‘Tuner Vision’ on Speed Channel November of ’07 when the Hankook Porsche and S15 were drifting with us at a Drift Buffet event at Orange Show Speedway.