Hailing from Houston, Texas Brad Burnett will be competing in this years I.R. Drift with his freshly swapped Toyota Corolla AE-86 Coupe. Brad, who is no stranger to high speed entries will be looking forward to the track layout that I.R. Drift will have to offer. Rocking a 1UZFE in his Hachi- Brad looks to bring some heavy competition to the table.
Name: Brad Burnett
Age: 25 yrs
Blood Type: Coors
Preference in Women: “Quotes Sir Mix Alot”
Brad has also been picked up and sponsored by Texas crew Team 16niss for I.R. Drift. Team 16niss has been around in Texas for quite a white and will also have quite the presence at Import Reactor that weekend. they will be coming from all over Texas to witness their man in action as he lays it down against Texas best. Brad will be repping his sponsor “16”niss in full effect.
When Mayday Garage went to meet up with Brad yesterday, we had asked him how he felt about the up and coming I.R. Drift, and the synopsis was clear, Brad too is in the hunt for the podium. He was currently in the process of changing his rear end to accommodate the massive 1UZFE that was just implanted into his quaint Hachi-Roku, as we discussed the event. Brad is a balls out driver, and we expect to see some aggressive driving from him at I.R. Drift, especially with his new motor setup.
Let’s get to know Brad a bit…
“Well, I have wrenched at a local shop here in Houston called Engine Logics for the past five years and have been drifting for five years as well”
“Ever since I have been drifting I have been invited to compete in the Pro-Ams, and I went the first couple of years but I haven’t gone since. I also got a couple of local second place finishes in Texas drift events.”
“My real claim to fame however is the fact that in high school I got invited to prom EVERY year that I was in school, but I only went the first two years. They couldn’t handle me!”
“Other than that, I love drifting, and I love destroying my car on the course. My 4AG wasn’t cutting it before and I learned the hard way by giving her a hard break-in after a fresh rebuild. I had immediate rod knock after one event and that was the sign. So I figured I would change things up a bit and I ripped the 4AG out and replaced it with the Toyota/Lexus 1UZFE V8. Now my car hauls balls.”
MaydayGarage: So Brad, other than drifting, what is your favorite hobby?
Brad: See Bloodtype.
Well, that being said, we hope to see Brad driving well in his V8 ‘Rolla for I.R. Drift, and we sure as hell know the partying with him will be fun.
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