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Matt Powers' Need for Speed Nitto Tire S14

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Name: Matt Powers

Engine

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 Earls plumbing STACK Multi Function Display Cluster, DVL All Pro Stickers vehicle wrap Royal Purple Fluids JWT Air Filter Drive Shaft Shop axles and driveshaft Wilwood brakes

DRIVER INTERVIEW

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!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2012 Formula D Season April 6 - 7, rd. 1 Long Beach May 11 - 12 rd. 2 Atlanta June 1 - 2 rd. 3 Florida June 22 - 23 rd. 4 New Jersey July 20 - 21 rd. 5 Washington August 24 - 25 rd. 6 Las Vegas October 12 - 13 rd. 7 Irwindale 2012 WDS China season Select amateur, practice, and demo events

PAST ACHIEVEMENTS / AWARDS

2011 Finished 6th overall 2011 Formula D season winning "Hardest Charging Driver," "Best Style," and "Most Improved Driver" Placed 2nd at Formula D rd. 1, Long Beach Placed 3rd at Formula D rd. 6, Las Vegas Qualified 1st at Formula D rd. 6, Las Vegas 2010 Finished 16th overall 2009 Placed 4th at Formula D rd. 7, Irwindale Won "Personality of the Year" and "Street Drift Car of the year" on SpeedHunters.com. 2008 Placed 2nd at Pro/Am Nationals

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