I have been doing a lot of stuff with Megan Racing lately. We did a photo shoot for them last Wednesday which included a really good team of photographers and a video crew... You might have heard of them... Josh Herron and Will Roege..
Since I never take photos, I stole this one from Mellllloooooiieeeee myspace...
I added Lea to my blog list. She is cool. We all like her...
That's all. Have a nice day.
It's late but I had 3 Vietnamese ice coffees so I am not sure when I will actually sleep. I am suppose to wake up in 3 hours... If you don't know what it is, it's hardcore, slow drip expresso coffee with condensed milk....and I had three of them with my dinner..
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Drift Association Updates July 21, 2009 Volume 1, Issue 3
For the month of July, Drift Association celebrated Independence Day with the Megan Racing drift competition at National Orange Show in San Bernardino, CA. Providing traditional judging style by professional drifters (Taka Aono, Hiro Sumida, Daijiro Yoshihara) and offering cash prizes, and an opportunity for grassroots drivers to show what they’ve got, Megan Racing hosted a successful competition.
Congratulations to the winners: 1st Place – Matt Powers 2nd Place – Michael Essa 3rd Place – Tommy Roberts
Sunday, July 5th, we hosted a private Formula D practice event at El Toro. Amongst the attendees were pro drivers: Chris Forsberg, Taka Aono, Justin Pawlak, and Carl Rydquist. Taka set up a high speed 4th gear course to help the drivers prepare for Formula D, Las Vegas. We also welcomed back the AE86 Nights group who ran a fun autoX course, also created by Taka. In addition, class was in session over at the Drift 101 section. Congratulations to graduating students: Steven Hernandez and Gilberto Espinosa.
Coming up: August is already gearing up to be a busy month for us. Since 1994 many car enthusiasts have attended Nisei Week Showoff. After hosting Nisei Week Showoff for the past 15 years, Main Stream Productions is announcing that this year’s could be the last. Please come out and show your support. For a flyer, please visit www.showoffcafe.com. In addition to the show, take a look into Japanese culture by visiting the festival and sampling great food.
On Sunday, August 16th, we are bringing back Drift Day Competition! It has been a couple years since there has been an “official” drift day competition. This competition has some new twists added to it. We would like to extend the competition to cater towards both beginner and advanced drivers. To sign up or for more information please email Kat T. at kat@ driftday.com.
On the Saturday August 29th, Drift Association will be switching their drift tires for some grip tires as we host a grip event at Streets at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA. Sunday, August 30th, we will be staffing for an exclusive automotive industry grip event hosted by Industry Day and Mackin Industries.
Media: In the next upcoming issues of Modified magazine, keep an eye out for an article on Drift 101.
Thank you to our sponsors for your continued support (listed in no particular order): City Tire (www.citytireonline.com) Drift Speed (www.driftspeed.com) Greddy (www.greddy.com) Kaaz (www.kaazusa.com) Megan Racing (www.meganracing.com) Nexen Tire (www.nexentire.com) Spec Clutch (www.specclutch.com) West Covina Nissan (www.thenismoshop.com)
Had a conversation with someone recently about where we (Drift Association) has been over the years. So I thought I would mark off the states that I or someone representing Drift Association has been to either consult or host a Drift Association event...
Finally, I have decided to feature Drift 101 in a magazine. I have turned down numerous magazine, online websites, blah blah blah and went through with it. It should be featured sometime soon so if you want to know more about it, buy the mag when it comes out..
Special thanks go to:
Megan Racing Nexen Tires Mark Adalba JP Mendoza Christian Mendoza Taka Aono Hiro Sumida Yoshie Shuyama Jay of Modified
Great photo by the way... Check out more photos by clicking the image.
The Megan Competition was really fun and want to make sure everyone understands how important this competition is for us (Drift Day) and the drivers. I want to thank a few people that helped make it happen.
-Megan Racing. Calvin and Cyrus. Thank you very much for supporting the Grassroots! -Drift Association staff. .Kat Tanaka .Tom Flowers .Will .Tony Pham .Amanda Lam .Zack/Jack .Mark Adalba .Jp Mendoza .Christian Mendoza .Melonie -Will Mattox and Nitro2go -Nexen Tires -Everything Drift
My name is Naoki and I am currently the organizer and instructor at Drift 101, the most successful drifting school in the U.S. I have been teaching for the past 6 years and prior to that I was organizing major drift events since 2002.
As a leader in the sport of drifting, I co-created Drift Days, Drift 101 and the Pro Am Drift series with Formula Drift. I was also involved with D1 Grand Prix, Formula Drift and Drift Showoff.
My goal is to continue creating automotive art and teaching anyone that is willing to learn how to drift.