Firstly, once again I want to apologise for the lack of blog posts on here recently, unfortunately it just hasn’t been high enough on the priority list of things to do over the past few months but here is the first of many updates to come; Kansai All Stars 2019 (20th Year Anniversary).

Post qualifying for Nara Precture for this years Kansai All Stars most definitely got my nerves going for the first time in a long time like nothing else. The amount of hours I used to spend back home in Australia daydreaming of running in this exact event for so many years was almost a daily thought and motivation to keep pushing forward.

The morning begins extremely early, earlier than any regular Meihan drift day purely of the fact of how many cars, entrants and spectators there are and how much there is to get through within the time frame of the sun rising and setting. After the drivers meeting you are given 1 session of practice for roughly 10 minutes in which you run with your prefecture in seperate classes which isn’t long but more or less to make sure both you and your car are ready and everything is working as it should. Immediately after the practice session you’re straight into 2 qualifying rounds which are divided into the qualifying number you came within your prefecture. I qualified 9th out of 16 which meant I was to run in the same class from the other prefectures as too qualified 9 in their prefectures.

Getting warmed up in the first qualifying session was definitely heart racing but was feeling somewhat confident in myself and the car for the most part as I had driven quite frequently prior to the event. The Kansai All Stars judging criteria is short and simple; make it as aggressive, fast and exciting as possible for the judges and spectators, the flick has to be aggressive and your 2 rear wheels on the jagged cement on the outer line around the main corner at the bottom. The entire day too is single runs only so there is definitely a brighter spotlight shining on you and your driving throughout the day for everyone.

Into the second qualifying session I got about 4 solid laps in before the car decided to break down and into limp mode around the bottom corner causing me to sit out for the remaining 10 or so minutes. Managing to get the car back into pits and check it over it was luckily just a loose bolt that holds the TPS sensor. Missing 3/4 of the second qualifying session definitely didn’t help with more chances of getting through to top 32 however the level of driving at this event is seriously hard to grasp but the urge to continue running and practicing is as high as ever.

At the end of the day there are multiple winners, prizes and what not. There is also an overall prefecture winner in which who gained the most points overall. For this years 20th anniversary Nara Prefecture managed to take the win :)).

Below is a brief summary in photos throughout the day. A huge huge thank you to Keisuke Nagashima from 86 Fighters who I leant my camera equipment to for the day to shoot with. We have both been coming to Kansai All Stars for many years in a row and to have run in this years was something I will genuinely never forget not to mention having some amazing photos to compliment.

Concluding with a group photo of Nara Prefecture for 2019 in last months Drift Tengoku. A big love to all of you who to continue to support myself and SHIRTSTUCKEDIN. Such goals, challenges and accomplishments are 100% helped by each and every single one of you. Casey xxx

last monday at meihan sports land, c course. a few runs in the 3037 car x

over the past month or so qualifying for prefectures have began in the kansai for region for this years kansai all stars. last sunday at meihan two prefectures were set to run from both mie and nara-ken. overcoming some nerves i managed to pull an all nighter the night before with the help of takumi from sky motors to help get the car ready after a few things needed addressing from the first shakedown a few weeks ago at bihoku highland since the car was rebuilt.

after replacing the standard power brace in the front end with a NISMO one, adding a brand new OEM fan shroud form NISSAN and a few other small things the car instantly felt a lot more predictable and was running at much cooler and suitable temperatures in comparison to bihoku.

i don’t usually take my camera out when i am driving but glad i managed to and snap a few photos so enjoy 🙂
this time of the year leading up to all stars is always special as so many contenders come out of the wood works, alongside regulars to try pull some seriously talented driving out to put on display in hopes to represent their prefectures. it was awesome to see so many cars and spectators out. this was the third time i have been to meihan in this car, twice last year and both days rained really hard as was forecast for last sunday too however managed to hold off all day which was relieving.
these days are in short open to anyone willing to come and drive, practice or be judged for the all stars qualifying. you have the option to practice or be judged in the morning which gave it a much more laid back feel. as expected, fujio-san was there in his missile which now has all the aero off his TD06 car attached to it. running a standard T28 and completely factory engine with 265-35 R18 R1Rs is seriously impressive to watch. he’ll back out in his other car just before all stars as it is currently being painted by naoki-san at n-style.
still puts a smile on my face everytime i see customers, drivers and good friends wearing and supporting SHIRTSTUCKEDIN. congratulations again for taking 1st place over the course of the day!
nakamura naoki and miki tagaki were also there. miki competing for nara-ken and ended up qualifying 3rd out of top 16. naoki on the other hand judging for the most part but managed to sneak a few ridiculous runs in throughout the day.
shane was of course there in his STACKED INC 180SX which is having an awesome run lately. awesome to see him finally competing in D1 Lights this year.
not only was sunday for mie and nara-ken qualifying but a send off / celebration for the life of koji-san which was naoki’s brother-in-law and one of the very first few to run in BURST many many years ago. the car arrived half way through the day and quickly became covered in messages, photos and old BURST memorabilia.
i first met koji-san back in 2011 at meihan sports land and was definitely very emotional around the pits.
after a few speeches from friends and family naoki thought it would be a respected idea on behalf of koji-san that everyone at the event run a super dantai to pay respects. this was my first time every doing such thing at meihan and it was more fun than i could possibly ever imagine and at the same time a very special thing to be apart of with so many people.
at the days end everyone is sat down around the pits and listened to the name readings of who qualified for each prefecture. basically within each prefecture there is a maximum of 16 people who can go through which are broken up into categories, girls, under 25 and pro class. first off mie-ken was called through from semi-san who was judging that prefecture. following that naoki-san began reading out the names for nara.
i managed to do a couple of good runs throughout the day which somehow put me in 9th place and through to kansai all stars to represent nara prefecture. beyond a surreal feeling to be standing next to people who have been driving for so long. time to get some more practice in before august and keep the car up to maintenance!
the car performed flawlessly all day, a bit more time on the alignment, get a closer look at the exhaust leak or waste gate problem that developed in the early afternoon and it should be pretty on point. so blessed to have so many talented friends here who are extremely talented with mechanical work that are always willing to help at the drop of a hat even if it means no sleep. LEVEL UP. casey xxx

i have always been thoroughly into NA S13s and ever since i crashed the beige one in late 2017 in japan a replacement had to come along and be built sooner rather than later. i have done a few posts here and there more-so on social media of the new 4 throttle black one. this week last year i actually purchased it off a good friend i’ve known for quite some time in osaka.

early last week the new computer – haltech elite 550 which replaced the old tech TOMEI raytech was installed alongside its harness & tuned out in hyogo prefecture right near central circuit. following so a day of maintenance was cured over the car before agreeing to drive a free soukoukai (practice) day at suzuka twin last saturday.

i have included a 15ish minute RAW video at the bottom of this post just like late last year in the 3037 turbo silvia which seemed to gain some interest. i have always enjoyed raw non-edited videos with no music. enjoy xxx


March 27th, 2019

if you follow my instagram i mentioned 2 weeks ago today that i would be residing in japan over the next few months to come to somewhat of a conclusion if this is the country for me to live in full-time or not. with Australian residents we’re granted access to a working holiday visa which initially allows you 6 months in japan which can be renewed 3 times, totalling 1 and a half years. 

2 weeks later and i am somewhat grounded and straight back into my daily routines. the past 1.5 weeks have been spent up north in the tokyo region traveling and shooting as much as possible. this time of the year in japan is usually flourishing with car events and practice days at many circuits on the weekends along with week days too. i traveled as far north as fukushima to link circuit, utsunomiya for nikko circuit and sports land yamanashi in yamanashi prefecture which is located somewhat behind mt fuji. in-between events i have just been enjoying driving around with andrew date in his blue 180SX and this little S14 i picked up to drive for a few weeks to then be sold to a fellow Australian too moving over to japan late next month.

for now im awaiting a few more things to arrive from home and i’ll be able to get into some more editing and frequent blog posts (hopefully once a week). firstly will be my coverage and vision from D1GP last weekend in odaiba. casey xxx

the newest product to be added to the DRIVING FORCE range – full carbon bucket racing seats produced by SHIRTSTUCKEDIN. these are now available for pre-order and the first 25 sold will also receive a free SHIRTSTUCKEDIN full nylon, waterproof bomber jacket at your preferred size & a pair of side bolster cushions to protect your seat from wear. 3 different colors to choose from – black, blue and red all weighing in at at a very lightweight 5.1KG – 11.2LBS thanks to the carbon kevlar backing. all seats come with brand new hardware (allen key head bolts and washers) ready to bolted straight onto your desired side mount rail. to shop please visit the online store –

PS: we are only a few short weeks away from our newest collection plus a large re-stock of inventory to be online and available for purchase very shortly – to follow more frequent updates feel free to follow our INSTAGRAM 

cool pair in ecopa, shizuoka – SR all stars meeting 2018 x

February 12th, 2019

SHIRTSTUCKEDIN Driving Force full racing bucket seats available for pre-order. SUNDAY 17th 9PM PST / MONDAY 18th 2PM AEST. have fun along the way xxx

suzuka twin circuit hitomiGO practice day. enjoy 11 minutes of uncut raw footage. can’t wait to drive this car again x


January 19th, 2019