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Back in 2005 Team Japspeed first formed thanks to petrol head (and extreme sports fanatic) Paul McCallum who, having witnessed the speed, skill and smoke involved with drifting decided to setup and build his own Nissan Skyline drift car. Seven years later Team Japspeed now features four highly-tuned competition cars with over 2200bhp between ‘em, including three turbocharged Nissan S15s and a RWD-converted Subaru Impreza running a Toyota Supra engine!
Team Japspeed comprises of drivers Paul Smith, Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni, Shane O’Sullivan and Boyzone’s Shane Lynch. Between them the team have won multiple events including the Team Drift battle in 2011 alongside the overall constructor’s championship within the British Drift Championship.
Reaching speeds of over 100mph sideways and twin drifting just inches apart from one another, Team Japspeed are one of the fiercest teams competing in the BDC. ‘We’ve drifted at just about every track and course in the UK including the NEC Arena for Top Gear Live!’ and Autosport International explains Japspeed boss Paul McCallum. ‘These cars are brutally quick; Shane’s V8 twin-turbo S15 is producing over 700bhp – more than double the power of a WRC car – and it’s a spectacle to watch him control such a crazy car.’
In 2012 Monster Energy will be running their own professional S15 drift car alongside Team Japspeed – an RB25-powered Nissan S15 producing over 450bhp. With skilled Irishman Shane O’Sullivan at the wheel Monster and Team Japspeed are aiming for the top spot – watch this space!
Big thanks to Corbeau Seats for supplying us with a brand new pair of Maxxis Tyres (UK) branded seats for our... http://t.co/aCyAX0nN0p
Adding some extra cooling to the Lexus ahead of this weekend at modified nationals :) http://t.co/3vGNVvz8fh
Our friends at Monster Energy have just posted their report from Round 1 of the Maxxis Tyres (UK) British Drift... http://t.co/OgOJ57dVbG
If you are going to this weekend's Modified Nationals make sure you keep an eye out for Team JapSpeed's Paul... http://t.co/SOuaYhAVpd
S13 with R32 rear end...one conversion too many perhaps? http://t.co/27PHIjh6nH
Close enough? http://t.co/LjYfy098F4
So here is your winner of KOE RD2, Conti and his 650hp E92 M3. Awesome Car and a very talented driver. He also... http://t.co/1a8P66WW0b
Qualification is over. Lets see who qualified!
The calm before the Storm! Back at Bordeaux Race Circuit for the qualification of @MonsterEnergy King of Europe... http://t.co/G6Fw42aPHu
Who else agrees? http://t.co/ZidSI6WIzS
The sun is out and the track is dry. Bring the smoke! http://t.co/pjbbVMiJjq
@PaulSmokeySmith giving a little video interview with the TV Crew http://t.co/RfuXPcKZhX
Time for the drivers briefing! Flat out with Big angle pretty much covers it http://t.co/xnkdfAwds4
1st corner @ Bordeaux Circuit, should be some high speed entries! A couple of super cars hooning around the... http://t.co/TM22d9zF00
Check out the latest edition Banzai Magazine with a full report of RD1 Maxxis Tyres (UK) British Drift... http://t.co/mAwbjK3rT0
Last few checks completed now its dyno time http://t.co/p6kgQrxkNC
Safely arrived at protuner Any ideas what she will make ? http://t.co/bTqhCcoouV
Looks like @PaulSmokeySmith has ditched the Mini for a Boeing! http://t.co/mXkibqZ80A