Drifting in Panama Preview Edition
Thursday, January 14th 2010
Flew out to Panama City for the Xtreme Drift and Free Style event.
· The players: DA Bro Justin Pawlak, Mike Essa, Matt Powers
· The crew: Kevin Wells, Ashley Glover, Martin Muench
· FD staff: Jim Liaw, Steve Choi, Bryan Olfert
There were billboards of us on the highway, along with posters, banners, advertisements on television, etc. It was a phenomenal experience!
A shot of my first pass. I initiated on 2nd gear, aiming towards the far left portion of the track, modulated the throttle and e-brake to feel out the surface, linked it to the other portion of the track, shifted from 2nd to 3rd gear and wasn’t able to spin the NEXEN tires on 3rd gear. At this point, the 2nd gear was…. ( full details along with many more pictures will be will continued on the 14th issue of www.wreckedmagazine.com )
Edisa Y. came by on media day (Friday) and took pictures. The next day, her good friend Marcos came and gave me 2 custom pictures (above): one that was signed for Edisa and the second one for me. I’m so grateful to have met fans like Edisa, Marcos, and her brother. Their gesture of kindness and support fuel me to sustain my passion.
Drove a lap to introduce ourselves and greet the fans. Threw many goodies to the crowd and exited with a couple of donuts to break the ice. We committed to make closure after every session by running a slow lap while waving to the fans as a gesture of gratitude. The crowd went wild! Thanks for the pictures Steve Choi!
Thank you Formula Drift, Xtreme Drift and Free Style, LS Auto, fellow drivers, crew members, and fans for a once-in-a lifetime experience! Hope to experience it again next year!