This coming weekend, the third round of the 2016 Formula Drift Japan series will be battled at out Okayama International Circuit in Chūgoku. Andy Gray from Team Kazama with Power Vehicles is currently leading the championship with a 20-point lead over Seimi Tanaka’s Seimi Style Drift with Toyo Tires entry, but it’s the driver back in 6th spot that could well be the man to beat if his Round 2 performance is anything to go. We’re of course talking about Mad Mike Whiddett.
The Kiwi drifter has had a tough time of late in the Formula Drift Pro series, but at Ebisu Circuit back in late May it all went very right for Team Magic with Red Bull. Not only was Mike’s driving totally on point, but his Total Car Produce Magic 4-rotor twin-turbo FD3S RX-7 known as HUMBUL was dialled in perfectly by its creator Taisuke Kawato, and performed faultlessly.
Tommy Babiarz aka Tomimoto Films was there to shoot the event, and the newly-released 7-minute edit is something really special. Check it out by pressing play above, and then don’t forget to catch the FD Japan livestream this weekend to see if Mike can go two from two.