We're only a few days past the end of the '09 Formula Drift Season and already the offseason news is starting to flow in. Kenji Yamanaka, who's driven for Drift Emporium over the past couple seasons has a new ride for 2010 – sort of. He's actually going back behind the wheel of the old JIC Magic S15 that he drove from 2005-07. The car has been purchased by Bridgeway Motorsports in the SF Bay Area and is being outfitted with a GM LSx engine to match Kenji's driving style. You might remember that this same chassis was actually a time attack record holder at Buttonwillow a couple years back. Kenji's former team manager Yukio Taira is also back on board with the project.
We are looking forward to seeing how the made-over Silvia turns out, and how Kenji will be able to do in it next year.