FB Gallery Driver

Name: THOMAS ANTUNEZ

Who influenced you to develop the drift style you have?

I would have to say my biggest influences were my brothers from Dark Squad. They showed me about drifting and car style most importantly. Also watching old 90s drift videos. 

When did you first get truly excited about drifting?

I truly got excited about drifting when I went to see a couple Dark Squad/ Grip gamblers dudes street and I got some ride alongs in. I had never seen drifting in person or experienced it. So it was a pretty rad experience. 

What cars influenced your car's style?

90s Drift cars, boso style, Ds Truckster’s s13 Silvia, G-Corp s13s, most Midwest drift cars

What drivers influenced your driving style?

Watching videos of Drivers like Naoki Nakamura, Daigo Saito, Ken Nomura, etc. . But I would have to give it to all my teammates for showing me how to drift and helping me get better as a driver. 

Why did you choose to take the path through drifting that you did?

It was an easy choice, since I was introduced to drifting, it was always about dope style drift cars in the Midwest. As the years gone by the styling as well as the driving has gotten so rad/competitive in the Midwest and I’m happy to be part of that and continue to grow it. 

 
 
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Machine Check

(A31)

Engine: RB25det / RB25det turbo / Nismo super copper mix single plate clutch kit

Aero: Full origin kit Origin GT wing Ant garage custom LED tail lights

Cooling: KOYO Rad

Footwork: Custom valved stance coil overs 12k/9k Stance toe/camber/tension rods S14 Tein inner/outer tie rods Volk TE37sl presses double black rears 18x9.5 +22/ fronts 17x9 +22 Kenda Kaiser tires rears 225/40/18/ fronts 215/40/17

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