We bring you the drivers and their cars that represent Falken Motorsports in the formula drift 2012 championship along side many other events throughout the year, if you want to read more or know the specs of the drivers car please follow the links.
A constant figure in the sport, the Irish native has been competing for seven years, building his reputation in his homeland first and then conquering the Continent. In fact, both ProDrift Europe and D1GP have rated Darren the number one drifting driver in Europe.
Rally experience has an important correlation to drifting, and he quickly gained fame in the United States through his performances in D1GP. He earned Rookie of the Year in Formula Drift in 2008, and returns in his Saturn Sky as another key representative of Team Falken, keen to improve upon his 5th place finish in the 2010 final standings and continue to improve upon his already significant talent.
His name is synonymous with drifting. Due in part to his accomplishments as well as his popularity, Vaughn has enjoyed a strong relationship with both Falken and Ford, showing the world the capabilities of his powerful 2011 Monster Energy/Falken Tire Ford Mustang by winning the 2010 Formula D championship.
Vaughn returns with a bigger engine with hopes that the horsepower increase will allow him to repeat as champion in 2011.
While 2008 was Justin’s first year competing full-time in the Formula Drift Championship, he carved quite a reputation for himself during the previous three years, with participation in JustDrift, Formula D Pro-Am, the HIN Drift Demo Tour, along with the Los Angeles NOPI drift event in which he took 1st place.
2011 will be Justin’s second year as part of Team Falken’s Formula D factory effort. He finished 11th in the overall standings last year and returns in his Ford Mustang with a new Ford Racing/Roush-Yates engine making over 800hp.
He is commonly known as Dai, born December 24, 1978, Tokyo, Japan, he is one of the world’s best drifters in the motor sports of Drifting. With 10 years of competition under his belt, Dai has always been a thrill seeker and it was only natural for him to get into drifting.
At the age of 11, Dai discovered the excitement of throwing his bicycle around corners at high speeds and skidding along the curbs in tight turns. At age 16, Dai got motorized and took to nearby mountains on his 400cc motorcycle. Finally at age 18, Dai got into his first car, a 1985 Toyota Corolla Levin. He soon fell in love and gained the passion for driving on windy roads in the local mountains of Japan.