Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Well, I guess my break from motorsport will not be that long after all. I am itching to get back behind the wheel again!!! However, I am going to choose the people I will be working with more wisely to avoid the whole ordeal I went through in 2007.

This coming year, I plan to compete in Formula D and D1 as well as getting back my competition license so I can do some club racing. I really want to team up with Dan Pina, my long time racing buddy, again and do the 25 hour endurance at Thunderhill next year in December!

For drifting, there are talks about building a team. However, nothing has been done yet! The proposed car has not even gone into the shop to be built! Oh well, I guess I need some faith and have to wait and see.

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Taking a break...

After careful consideration, I have decided to take a break from professional drifting to devote myself to my better half and my career at my new job at Nestle.

Drifting had brought me a lot of fun. I met a few good people. We shed sweats and blood at the tracks together. Drank like a fish. Smoked like a chimney. There were also not so pleasant and disappointing episodes.

From 2005-06, I started driving a team car that was not mine. That was when things started to get disappointing. The car was never quite ready and I hated it when I had to find out moments before I went on track that the car had problems. At the same time, the level of competition was also becoming more and more competitive. However, because of car problems, most of the time I was simply taking time off from work, flying all over the place to the events, spectating and helping out the team; doing everything except the chance to sit behind the steering wheel. I had my chances when the car ran ok and I did the best I could but I felt I had too much to prove to myself and my team and I fucked up a few times. It was then I started realizing that I was not even having that much fun anymore.

This year, I got burnt by a guy whom I thought were friends. Took advantage of me. Used my reputation to solicit monetary sponsorships that I was unaware of.

Then I joined another team, everything worked well and we did pretty well for a brand new car at Sonoma. However, due to lack of funds and lack of time, I was not able to fulfill my duty as a driver to attend all the events expected by the team. This discrepancy in expectations eventually led me to consider taking a break from professional drifting.

Now, I feel free. I don't need to beg for help, I don't need to spend more money, I don't need to worry about this and that. Now I can just focus to build a better life with my better half. Focus on my career at my new job. I feel free, I feel good, no more pressure.

My better half and I still attend practice events and drift for fun. We just got a S14 street car.

Thanks for reading. I guess it's official now. Don't know when I will make a come back but if things look right, I will definitely compete again.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

VQ is the future...

It's been a while since I wrote. Lots of things have changed since then... I quitted Milano Drifting and joined Andrew's team. We will be using the name to campaign my S14 with a VQ in it. It's not done yet and just in case, we are preparing his VQ S13 for Sonoma. We don't want any last minute hiccup.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Atlanta Formula Drift in two weeks!

Back to Atlanta! One of my favorite track in the Formula Drift circuit.

Tickets going there are expensive! $400 a piece!

We got a transport to go there. We need one more car to split the cost. $2,000 a car on an 3-car open trailer with a little bit of room for spaces. Contact me if interested.

The S14 was put back together by Chris. During the team drift comp last Sunday at Long Beach. I misjudged my speed and got too close to Chris on turn 4. I thought I could have made it through the high curb but failed. The car bounced off the curb, sending the car a feet in the air, and broke the driver side front strut top mount.

Photo shoot tonight at the shop of Need 4 Speed Motorsport. Thanks the photographer Julian Jackson from for donating his time for us.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Picture taken by Orange Co. Paprazzi at the Long Beach GP with my Chris.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Taxes due today!

Well, I feel professionally obligated to remind all the people out there that taxes is due today. It might be a good thing for those who is getting a refund and it might be a nigthmare for those owe Uncle Sam. Drop me an email if you need help in taxes or accounting.

My daily day dreaming...

At work day dreaming about drifting. Now I got a place to share those thoughts with whoever is out there reading my blogs. Yea, I guess that's how I got good in racing and drifting without much practice; by thinking about it almost every waking moment. It's a sickness. It makes me unmotivated to do anything else including work... I just want to drift...

Long Beach was cool. It was an honor to drive on a historic race track where race legends once shined. I was so excited last Friday that I forgot I was suppose to drift. I drove the corners at speed and it was so fun! I love turn 1 to 4 where the fountain is. Those turns could be connected with one big drift. Not gaining full traction with the tarmac until after turn 4. If I dared I could probably connect to turn 5 without a manji but no point risking the car when Formula D Atlanta is just around the corner.
Thanks Chris, Sean and Andrew from for their help and support. They are die hard people who are almost non-existence nowadays.
We have good people in the team this year. Just need to get the cars dialed in a bit more.