Name: Matt Powers
Mishimoto Universal Dual Pass Race Radiator
Mishimoto Black Oil Catch Can
Mishimoto Exhaust Heat Wrap Set
Chevy Ls7Horsepower - 500/500
Nitto NT05 tires
Fully built and prepped by GTI
ACT clutch and flywheel
KW motorsports coilovers
Motegi Traklite wheels
Part Shop Max suspension links and knuckles
Seibon Carbon hood, doors, trunk
Rocket Bunny body kit and fenders
Holley EFI engine management and harness
Holley valve covers
STACK Multi Function Display Cluster, DVL
All Pro Stickers vehicle wrap
Royal Purple Fluids
JWT Air Filter
Drive Shaft Shop axles and driveshaft
Why do you race?
Because it is fun.
What does the start of your day entail?
I wake up, drink water and coffee, and have either a large or small breakfast.
How much time do you dedicate to practice between events?
I like to go at least once between rounds if possible. The sooner towards the upcoming event the better.
What do you do to stay in shape during the season?
You totally don't need to be in good shape for drifting, but I surf, ride bikes, stretch, run, and go to the gym. I also eat pretty good.
Where do you practice when at home?
I almost exclusively go to Willow Springs.
Any funny road trip stories from your career?
Too many funny things to list and remember.
Is there any other sport you actively participate in?
I surf a lot and went to Namotu, Fiji, to be a lifeguard for a month the end of 2011.
Are there any sponsors or specific people out there you would like to thank for helping you get to the races?
All my sponsors, friends, and family. They all believe in me and have my back which is awesome.
If you were trapped on a deserted island and could only bring one movie and one CD, what would they be?
Hot Tub Time Machine or The Big Lebowski, but I don't really watch many movies.
What would be on the plate of your last meal ever?
Mexican food and/or smoothies. And coffee.
Your biggest pet peeve(s)?
I don't really have any pet peeves. Lame people I guess.
What music do you listen to?
Rock of all sorts.
One item you never leave the house without.
I would say underwear, but I'm not at my house and currently not wearing underwear, so I'm not sure if there is anything.
Favorite sports team?
I don't have one.
What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Surfing, traveling, leisure, cooking, coffee, hanging out, doing whatever!