Check out this GoPro ride along video that I made during Formula Drift Road Atlanta.
Here is a look back at our 3rd Place finish at Formula Drift Long Beach where we drove to a 3rd Place finish!
A funny comparison of my NOS Energy Drink Hankook USA Nissan 370Z and 240SX out on the main track at Summit Point this past weekend! Needed more wheelspeed, was hitting the rev limiter in top gear!
I just opened up my October issue of Modified Magazine and found my M56 spread out across 2 pages! This car is probably my favorite build that I have done and this feature has many detailed photos of my 4 seater joyride machine so grab yourself a copy! I won’t say too much as Nate breaks it down pretty well in his writeup…
Maxim Magazine shot this interview with me while I was in Daytona supporting Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in his first NOS Energy Drink Nationwide appearance. April Rose was very intrigued by drifting and wanted to know all the details. We had a lot of fun and I am excited to bring drifting to another great market!
Larry Chen is a master of photography and snapped this shot at the last round of Formula Drift. Andy Laputka touched it up to make it the best picture I have ever seen of my NOS Energy Drink Nissan 370Z.
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Another amazing video capturing the awesomeness of the best grassroots event in the country. Drivers from all over flock to East Coast Bash for the amazing atmosphere on the track and in the pits. There is hardly ever less than four cars running tandem at any given moment. You can see me in my white Nissan 240 coupe with the orange wheels running tandem with my Drift Alliance buddies!
This video was made by Chelsea Lupkin and Kevin Johnsrud, brother of the infamous Lobster Bear!
Our Infiniti M56 has been put to work recently giving out 200+ rides in the past month. Our first event was duiring Hyperfest at Summit Point, West Virginia where we held charity rides to benefit the Wounded Warrior program. The event was a complete success as we sold out every seat in the car for both sessions! We were able to raise $2,400 in an hour and a half of ride-alongs! Vaughn Gittin Jr and I hit the track showing these fans real tandem drifting!
We also were asked to take our cars out on the main course for a pre event showing of Formula Drift level tandem drifting. With no time in the schedule for us to warm up or practice the main track, Vaughn and I discussed approximate entry, braking, and shift points on the track so we could lay down a great run right off the bat.
The next big outing was during the famous Club Loose East Coast Bash weekend. We had been chatting with Matt Petty about bringing out the Infiniti to do charity rides where all the proceeds would go to the New Jersey SPCA as we all have a fond love for our 4-legged friends. We had allotted for nearly 200 rides over the course of 2 days. We had a number of pre-sold seats and fans were signing up faster than we could get through them once the event kicked off Saturday morning!
We were in our 3rd session with over 100 rides already done when our engine management system shut down. We lost voltage to our injectors and were unable to continue. Had this been our competition car we would have had a spare computer but we do not carry a spare for this vehicle as this is a very uncommon problem. Even though this never really happens, I will most likely switch this computer to the Electromotive system that we use on our competition car.
Regardless, the weekend was still a success in my eyes as we raised thousands of dollars for the NJSPCA and put smiles on faces that had never been in a drift car before. We are currently planning more events to utilize the Infiniti to continue providing rides to our fans!
This past weekend we had the opportunity to go to Daytona to support Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in his first Nationwide race in the NOS Energy Drink Number 6 car. It was my first time to Daytona and/or a super speedway so I was excited to see the high speed restrictor plate race. I got to spend a lot of one on one time with Ricky throughout the weekend on pit road, in the truck for opening ceremonies, and in his private coach. We talked about NASCARs, sprint cars, and of course drift cars. Ricky has a lot of sprint car experience so our plan is to get him in a drift car and vice versa sooner than later!
Ricky had a real fast car for the weekend as he qualified 1st and went on to finish 2nd in the race in a pretty epic final lap!
The next morning I found myself at the Walt Disney World Speedway for some driving in exotic cars and ride-alongs in NASCARs. Ricky and I were able to drive a pair of Ferrari 458’s and an Audi R8. We took the Audi R8 for some hot laps where I was able to beat Ricky’s time by over 3 tenths! Sorry, I had to brag a little bit!
From there we went back to Daytona for the Sprint Cup race. The crowd was massive and everyone was ready to party. How can you not love the shear enthusiasm of a NASCAR fan in the infield of a super speedway! Look at the effort they go through to have a better view!
Another night of great racing and a few spectatular crashes later and the race was over. We had a great time and look forward to racing with Ricky again soon!