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MATT RUSSELL

Nickname: N/A
Age: 25
Hometown: VIC
Make: Toyota 
Model: Sprinter 
Year: 1983 
Engine: Nissan 
Engine CC: 2000 
Power: 280kw (375hp)

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PREVIOUS RESULTS

Oz Drift GP (Baskerville, 2009) 3rd place street class.
Oz Drift GP (Mallala, 2010) 3rd place street class.
Tasmanian Drift series (Symmons Plains, 2013) 3rd place.
Victorian drift series, podium finishes over the last 4 years.
ADGP (W.A 2013) 2nd place.

BIOGRAPHY

Matt’s been drifting now close to 6 years and competitively for 5. Drifting began as something to enjoy with his mates. Before he stepped into a drift car Matt had seen “Drifting” as nothing but burnouts. Matt quickly grew a taste for the sport and the cars involved with it. 

Matt came from a motorcross background and has always been competitve. This competitive nature is what attracted him to take that step, from time with the boys to the competition side of drifting, however, Matt never lost the laid back approach persona. It’s was also good friend, Luke Fink that convinced him to make that step. That step was Oz Drift GP in Tasmanian back in 2009 and Matt tasted the podium early with a 3rd. 

Ever since he’s continued at high level competition in Australia and Japan.

ENGINE MODIFICATIONS

Trust TD06 L2 turbo
Nismo 740cc injectors
Tomei solid head
Eagle rods
CP pistons
Haltech sprint 500 ECU

DRIVELINE MODIFICATIONS

RB25 gearbox with JDI bellhousing
One piece tailshaft
R31 skyline diff with mini spool

WHEEL AND TYRE COMBINATION

Wheels

15″ Hoshino

Tyres

Achilles

EXTERNAL BODY MODIFICATIONS

J-Blood ducktail wing
Uras body kit

SUSPENSION MODIFICATIONS

Shockworks S13 coilovers
S13 knuckles
R31 LCA

CHASSIS MODIFICATIONS

Full Weld In Rollcage
Custom transmission tunnel