Relying on the strength of Falken’s Low Rolling Resistance compound found on the ZE-914, the editors of Import Tuner partnered with Falken Tire to modify a 1993 Honda Civic VX (VTEC-E) to support their plan of developing a unique fuel-sipping “Ecorun Trip” that begins t
Project #EcoRunTrip Civic Build
To commemorate the launch of the new Falken EcoRun ZE914, our Low Rolling Resistance tire, we've teamed up with Import Tuner Magazine to custom build a highly efficient Honda Civic with the end goal of a five day road trip as the ultimate test. "We’re building this Civic as a
Daijiro "Dai" Yoshihara - 9
2011 Formula Drift Series Champion. More than 10 yeas of experience with championships in Drifting and Road Racing, having started in his native Tokyo. Driving skills and vehicle knowledge also expand into non-competition driving that includes stunt driving, tire/suspension testing and vehicle evaluation. While away from the track, Dai leads an effort to support and restore Japan after the March 2011 disaster.
Piotr Wiecek - 215
Piotr is ranked as one of the best drifters in Europe, Piotr was awarded 2017 Formula Drift Rookie of the year after a hugely successful debut season which ended with a victory at the final event of the year at Irwindale Speedway. Previous achievements also include triple champion of the Drift Masters Grand Prix.
Justin Pawlak - 13
"Justin Pawlak aka JTP, started his drifting career in 2005. He succeeded in JustDrift, Formula D Pro-AM and the HIN Drift Demo Tour, securing a first place finish at Los Angeles NOPI Drift. In 2008 he campaigned for the Formula Drift Championship where he has been a consistent top performer. In his rookie season, JTP tallied two podium appearances. He took his first Formula Drift win in the first round of 2011, finishing second place that season and just six points behind the champion.
Jeff Jones - 818
2018 will be my 10th year competing in FD.
Ken Gushi - 21
Matt Field - 777
Coming into the 2018 season with a freshly built Chevrolet Corvette, Matt and team will push hard to improve the chassis. Be sure to follow this journey by watching Frenemies Season 2.
James Deane - 130
Aurimas "Odi" Bakchis - 723
Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis has been drifting professionally since 2011, finishing 3rd overall in the Formula Drift USA championship in 2017. He has multiple event wins and has placed in the Top 5 overall in Formula Drift for the past 4 years.