Michael Essa

2013 Formula Drift Champion.
The instant Michael Essa got behind the racing wheel at 17 he knew it was where he wanted to be. From that moment on he has focused on the machine and the track, building a solid foundation to create a legacy in global motorsports. Michael opened Essa Autosport in 2001, where he supplies custom fabrication, specialized maintenance, optimization and management of privately owned Porsche & BMW racecars and streetcars. He and his expert team maintain an average of 50 cars annually and are significant players on the P.O.C. and P.C.A. circuits. He has held positions as Crew Chief and Lead Tech Inspector building and developing his talent from the ground up. Essa not only worships racing but also supports the community by offering driving instruction for both Porsche racers and drift drivers. He can be found most weekends at a racetrack perfecting his own driving skills and surveying the track.