yasuki fukuda-san last minute practice at hitomi-go drift soukoukai prior to kansai all stars in 2017 x

hirakawa ryota-san cutting works SPLASH S14 earlier this year at FINS soukoukai meiihan sportsland x



August 25th, 2011

To those of you who requested more photos of Naoki Nakamura, this is for you. This particular day was special as it was the first time I had ever been to Meihan, and look what I was blessed with! As you may know I travelled north of Japan late last year, through Tokyo and also up in Fukushima for the Autumn Matsuri. The guys up there have that much guts they don’t really care how close they are to one another as their cars are far from straight chassis. This case is different. Two fantastic drivers side by side on one of the tightest tracks in their D1 cars. I remember Shane Bingham was speaking to Nakamura and he mentioned that they try not to think what will happen if they crash, they just want to get as close as they can and if anything happens they’ll worry about it then.

July 19th, 2011

Witnessing this car for the first time when I was 18 back in November 2010 at the final round of D1-SL at Tsukuba 1000 was mind blowing. The amount of media that travels around the internet of this one specific fellow and his car is incredible so here I am giving my 2 cents. These photos were taken at the first Meihan day we attended which was held by Kazuya Bai from B-West / Origin. The day consisted of many famous drivers including the D1-SL division so it was awesome to see them go as hard as they possibly could on such a small and tight circuit. Seeing Nakamura blaze around the left-hander onto the straight in the top of 3rd maintaining loss of traction whilst steering into the cement wall and transitioning the complete opposite way causing his moulded wing to sit flush on the wall was absolutely incredible.

Here you can see not only the rear spoiler but the exhaust both have evidence of riding along the wall of Meihan. One thing that gets me about this car is the colour combination, pink and purple with the touch of fluorescent yellow 57d’s. It’s just so Nakamura and has definitely had a big impact on drifters all over the globe. I’d also like to bring up another point, a little off subject of Nakamura but more towards my images in general. As you know I don’t watermark my photos, this doesn’t mean they aren’t copyright, because they are. If you’d like to use any of my images for any use whatsoever please don’t hesitate to drop me an email at: Casey@shirtstuckedin.com and I’m sure we can sort something out.

July 12th, 2011

This reversing demon goes by the name of 西尾光芳 Nishio Mitsuyoshi, normally when you think of backwards entries at Meihan Sportsland you’d picture Naoki Nakamura. This fellow was spotted by Jesse Streeter around 6 years ago practicing and was surprisingly good off the bat. He is currently attending 1 track and the mountains at least once a week and it sure seems to be paying off.

Jesse showed me a little something from a few years ago from a Drift Tengoku publishment on Mitsuyoshi-san, take a look here. I have a perfect run that I filmed which I will edit up for you guys very soon, for now enjoy these few photos of another Burst master.