Q&A with the young guns of drifting

EGT has been a proud partner of Motorplex this year, supporting WA's best talent in drag racing, drift cars and more. EGT recently chatted to three up and coming drift car champions about their aspirations and what they love most about motorsports.

Kyle Carroll

Age: 15.

How long have you been drifting? 15 months.

What car do you drive? BMW E46 328ci.

What power plant/driveline/modifications make it a good drift car? Factory 2.8L engine making 180hp, tuned ECU, Hydro handbrake, Wisefab steering lock kit, BC Coilovers, Welded diff and custom braced rear subframe. Full roll cage, race seats and harnesses.

Why do you drift and what do you love about the sport? I drift because I’ve always watched my dad driving and have been around performance cars my whole life. I was always so eager to get behind the wheel myself and finally I was old enough to get involved!

I love the vibes and community which surround drifting. Every time we go to an event, everyone is always so willing to help and give me advice to develop my skills.

It makes for a very enjoyable time.

Casey Rowland

Age: 30.

How long have you been drifting? 4 years.

What car do you drive? Nissan Silvia S13.

What power plant/driveline/modifications make it a good drift car? RB25det (from skyline), Tr6060 6sp gearbox (from a Commodore) 620hp, pedders suspension, Wisefab Steering Lock kit, Drift Works rear suspension geometry kit, full rollcage, race seats and harnesses.

Why do you drift and what do you love about the sport? Personally the thrill of drifting and the natural drive to succeed and better myself as a driver is addictive!

No matter what’s going on in the world, or what problems life throws at you, when you find yourself at the track behind the wheel of your car it all disappears.

The people involved with drifting is what make it what it is. Once you’re geared up with a car and ready to race, the support you find within the community is astounding!

Jayden Highwood

Age: 28.

How long have you been drifting? 8 years.

What car do you drive? Nissan Silvia S13.

What power plant/driveline/modifications make it a good drift car? LS V8 and 6sp gearbox from a commodore, Nissan GTR rear suspension, differential & subframe. The car is equipped with a full roll cage, race seats and harnesses. Extensive tube work throughout the car to strengthen and lighten it at the same time. Wisefab steering lock kit.

Why do you drift and what do you love about the sport? Drifting is a way to unwind and escape the outside world. The people create the best atmosphere to be around with everyone at the track always buzzing at events. It really is a unique motorsport where everyone wants to help everyone else and just have a good time!

Published on: Monday, 18 July 2022