FB Gallery Driver
Name: Emir Heidinger Espinoza
Who influenced you to develop the drift style you have?
Akinobu Satsukawa (A Bo Moon), Hidetoshi Gouhara (Garage Go Welding), and Mitsuru Haraguchi (326Power) are probably the three main influences I have had in regards to drift style. I love the style that their cars have and how hard they are able to drive and compete their cars with that style.
When did you first get truly excited about drifting?
About 9 years ago I was sitting in a lecture watching youtube videos and came across Akinobu Satsukawa's machine check of his 4dr r32 sedan. I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen! I knew I had to try it, and shortly after, I discovered that Canada allowed the import of r32 skylines that were older than 15 years. I bought my first r32 that year in 2009 and was hooked.
The youtube video is surprisingly still up, all these years later:
What cars influenced your car’s style?
My car's style mainly from the low r32 styled cars of Japan. Cars that belong to Team A Bo Moon, Gouhara Brothers, Oraa Goquu, etc. A Bo Moon is the biggest influence... BN Sports kit, low on 17 inch wheels, 215/40 fronts, etc.
What drivers influenced your driving style?
Akinobu Satsukawa (A Bo Moon)
Hidetoshi Gouhara (Garage Go Welding)
Mitsuru Haraguchi (326 power)
Naoki Nakamura (Team Burst)
Masashi Yokoi (MCR Factory)
Why did you choose to take the path through drifting that you did?
I mainly just try to follow my heart and drift as much as possible while still trying to adult. The focus for me has always been to drive in a stylish car as hard as possible while having the most fun as possible with friends. More focused on seat time, car handling, and style as opposed to having a powerful car.
Engine: RB20DET, normal
Turbo: S15 T28
Footwork: STANCE coilover, Garage Go Welding Knuckle
Cooling: Blitz radiator
Aero: BN Sports