This edit is well over a year in the making. This cut is as close to perfect as I will ever get it. This video is the most thorough, polished, and complete example of my abilities behind the wheel… and my abilities behind a computer. Period.This digital short showcases the past 3 years of my professional drift effort. Features amalgamated footage from Formula Drift and Nopi Drift events, as well as various Nopi/NDRA demos, grassroots competitions, practice events, SPEED TV, and other television appearances.Very very special thanks to everyone who provided me with the footage to edit this videoSoundtrack by Slayer.Keep drifting fun. OR ELSE.
My buddy Timbo gave me a call on Wednesday saying that Spitfire Studios was shooting a commercial for Cartoon Network, and they needed a stunt driver. They rented a Mustang for the shoot, but at the last second asked if I could bring the e46. So last night, I gladly trailered ol’ grrrl up, and headed smack-dab downtown to the 5th floor of a parking deck next to the Marriott.They rented the entire parking deck out, and sprayed it down with water for a better look on-camera. The focus was on these super-cool plastic figures, that are part of CN’s new action flick campaign. They were shooting with an insane RED camera in 4K HD. The image playback was AMAZING. They were using a SKATER dolly, and were remotely rack focusing between the character and the drifting.Setting up the 1st series of takes & gaffing the hood-pins/tow-hooksSetting up for the 2nd series of takesrnMonitor detail. This picture does the clarity and detail quality of the video zero justiceSetting up for the 3rd series of takes. This time on a large dollySetting up for the 4th series of takes5 stories up, my marks downThis shoot was an amazing opportunity, and an awesome experience. It is a little different having to hit your marks every time when there is a full crew depending on you. It was similar to hitting normal clipping points… but different pressure-wise. BIG thanks to Timbo for the referral, and to Spitfire Studios for having me out. I never thought I would be allowed to drift through a parking deck in downtown Atlanta, and get paid in the process. The commercial should begin airing next week… so keep an eye out on Cartoon Network!
Simply an amazing weekend. The 2006 Nopi Nationals drift demos were an enormous hit! With over 100,000 people in attendance, this was by far the largest show we have done to date. Words can’t really describe how amazing things went. HUGE HUGE thanks to Kieran from Gran Turismo East for such amazing support over the weekend! The BFGoodrich G-Force Sport tires performed absolutely flawlessly. I couldn’t have driven past the limit without them, or their support!rnrnrnrnrn
Atco Raceway was subject to another crazy Batlground drift demo at the 6th round of the Nopi/NDRA Xbox Cup Racing Series! The police wouldn’t let the crowd anywhere near the drifting, and also stepped in to restrict our show with HEAVY limitation. We weren’t allowed to really do burnouts, get near walls, and were prohibited from doing rodeos. In fact… we were barely allowed to tandem. It was weird, considering it was private property, and everything was heavily insured. I felt like we weren’t able to put on the kind of show that I know we can. Despite the interference, I suppose it was still a good demo… I just know it could have been better.rnrn