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MATT VANKIRK

AGE - 25

HEIGHT / WEIGHT - 5' 11" 150lbs

HOMETOWN - Marysville, WA

OCCUPATION - Information Technology

VEHICLE - 1989 Nissan 240SX

OUTPUT - 530WHP / 650TQ Tuned by Dom Acia

ACCOLADES

EVERGREEN DRIFT 2016
2nd Place Overall Championship

DRIFTCON 2015
1st Place Team Tandem
2nd Place 3/8 Tandem

DRIFTCON AFTERDARK 2015
1st Place 3/8 Tandem

Matt Vankirk started drifting in 2011 and realized early on that it was something he loved. After a full year of getting accustomed to the motorsport he jumped fully into the local Formula Drift Pro-Am series with a stock engine Nissan 240SX in 2012. Over the next three years he built the car you see on this page. It wasn't always pretty and it was last year that he unveiled the updated body that was transformed with the help of Villins Kustoms (a fully airbrushed paint job). He also figured out some of the bugs with the engine and drivetrain and was highly competitive at every event he attended in 2015.

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After countless nights preparing and long days at the track he was able to finish his ProAm season in first place - netting him a Formula Drift Pro2 license. Matt has become most well-known for his aggressive driving style and insanely close proximity in tandem battles. For 2017 Matt plans on competing in Formula Drift Pro 2 and any ProAm rounds he is able to attend. Photos by ImportMeet.com & Shinchoku. Profile photo by Justin Gepner.

SPONSORS

Ivan Tsang Engage Autosports Villins Kustoms Luis Salazar GetADomTune - Dom Acia Diversity Law Shinchoku

MODIFICATIONS

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ENGINE / DRIVETRAIN

GM LQ4 6.0L V8 / T56 Transmission
CXRacing S13 Mount Kit
CXRacing Oil Pan
HP Tuners Engine Management
Twin CXRacing TD05-16g’s - 8psi
Engage Autosports Custom Exhaust Manifolds
CXRacing Intercooler w/ Custom Piping
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
Injector Dynamics 1,000cc Injectors
Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator
Blitz BOV
Exedy Hyper Twin Plate Clutch
GT04SD Custom Driveshaft

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EXTERIOR / INTERIOR

BN Sports Blister Widebody Kit
BN Sports Ferrari Hatch
Fineline Tuning Rocket Bunny Spoiler
Fineline Tuning Hood Vent
Villins Kustoms Airbrushed Paint Job
Luis Salazar Tubed Front End
Varrstoen ES2 18x9 ½ +20 Front / 18x10 ½ +12 Rear

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SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Fortune Auto 500 Coilovers w/ Swift Springs
8/6kg TDP Knuckles
Circuit Sport Adjustable LCA’s
PBM Steering Rack Bushings
Era 1 Rear Drop Knuckles w/ Dual Caliper
Engage Autosports Hydraulic E-brake
Z32 Brakes Circuit Sport Rear Toe Link
Circuit Sport Traction Rod
Circuit Sport Rear UCA
Q45 Welded Differential

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