If you’ve never seen Naoki Nakamura drift before, prepare to see some things you didn’t think were possible.
Nakamura is a beloved figure among a particularly diehard set of American drift fans because he drivers closer to anybody else and he drivers backwards-er than anybody else. Here’s a little clip of him in Japan:
A bunch of former pro drifters here in the States helped get him over to America and held an event sort of in his honor over the weekend called Super D Matsuri. He showed that what he has done in Japan is no fluke. The dude is just about the most aggressive driver on the face of the earth:
Only a handful of American drivers could even keep up with him. The guys from Team Animal Style, Formula Drift pro Forrest Wang, and my new favorite Pro2 driver Ryan Litteral:
Backwards on entry. Banging on doors, lap after lap after lap.
You, me, your mother—we should all aspire to drive like Nakamura.