I bought my first car, a Nissan 240sx back in 2003 just to be different and had no idea what drifting was at the time. I used to slide the back end out around corners in the rain just to get my thrill seeking fix; little did I know what I was doing was actually a motorsport. It wasn’t until two years later in 2005 that I participated in my first drift event and I was hooked. I fell in love with the free feeling drifting gives you. I’m constantly learning new techniques and styles of driving making it even more rewarding. Ever since the first time I slid the back end out on my s13 my goal was to earn my professional drift license. Through determination, discipline, some luck and with the support of my family, friends and local shops I was able to achieve this goal in late 2009 when I was awarded my Formula Drift license. My rookie Formula Drift season was definitely an eye opener and a reality check. It was a total different level that I wasn’t prepared for mentally and financially. The amount of pressure I put on myself to perform well was too much at times I wasn’t able to drive up to my potential. Whenever I did have my head on straight I was plagued with mechanical failures. Definitely not the season I wanted to have, but that’s racing. Don’t get me wrong though, there’s no other dream I’d rather chase than being a top Formula Drift driver! Knowing that I couldn’t let that happen again, I spent the 2011 and 2012 season honing my driving skill and molding my mental mindset. I finished second overall in the Evergreen Drift ProAm Series in 2012, taking the top spot two out of the five rounds. Relicensing for the 2013 Formula Drift season and giving me a shot at redemption.