Ravi started with his local NASA chapter as a Gate Worker in 2001, and has been working with NASA’s AZ region for 15+ years. Now, he leads HPDE 3, and races against time in the Global Time Attack series.
After his 2015 NASA ST2 first place season victory he committed to driving in each round of the 2016 Global Time Attack Pro Am series. This continued in 2017, and he finished first place in the Limited RWD class, and 2nd place overall in the limited category both years.
1991 Acura NSX
- Series: Global Time Attack
- 325 horsepower
- 2380 pounds
Purchased as a twice salvaged title and rebuilt piece by piece, this Acura NSX has a long history in racing. Named after one of her previous owners, Sabine has traveled across the country many times in her 25+ years.
Andrew SchulteChandler, Arizona
Andrew is the driver of the number 216 “Itasha” style S13 and a locally recognized Formula Drift Pro Am driver based in Arizona. He have been tinkering and improving his LS2 powered S13 for just over seven years.
His commitment to hard driving style and humble attitude has attained himself a phenomenal reputation in the local car community and social media realm. After committing to driving in each round of the multi-state 2017 Southwest Drift series he qualified first in the Phoenix area, and went on to place third overall.
1993 Nissan 240sx
- Series: Formula Drift Pro2
- 700 horsepower
- 3000 pounds
James HoughtonOntario, Canada
James Houghton holds the track record at Gridlife Road Atlanta of 1:22s, and while he wasn't always breaking records, he has always enjoyed going fast. He got his start at the drag strip in 2003 in a Mazda MX6. Within a few years he was autocrossing, and finally, in 209 he began doing Time Attack.
1998 Acura Integra Type R
- Series: Global Time Attack, GRIDLIFE, Super Lap Battle
- 809 horsepower
- 2300 pounds
Houghton had finally found a clean Integra Type R for an okay price, and drove an hour to meet with the owner to negotiate. Unfortunately, they didn't agree, and so Houghton left to get a bite to eat. A few minutes later he received a phone call; the owner's sister had backed into the Type R, ruining the hood and fenders. The owner was more willing to negotiate, and Houghton got the deal he wanted.
Within a year he was doing Time Attack events in the Integra, and by 2013 the car lost it's streetable status. Now he faces off with some of the fastest drivers in North America for lap records in the Global Time Attack series.
Nick GrossGilbert, Arizona
In 2008 Nick attended the Red Bull World Drifting Championship and was instantly hooked. He started drifting with an S14 four and a half years ago. It started out a daily driver, but within a few weeks he was already making adjustments to make it a better drift car.
1996 Nissan 240sx
- Series: Formula Drift Pro 2
- 420 horsepower
- 2600 pounds
Now he intends on building momentum in the local Vegas Drift Pro Am series, in hopes that he can jump straight into the action with the Formula Drift Pro 2 series in 2020. He also has been spending time working on a S13 project build meant to be used to practice drifting.
Aaron Buettgenbach & James SneesbySurprise, Arizona
2000 Subaru Legacy GT
- Series: SCCA Rallycross
- 150 horsepower
- 3500 pounds
Matthew HarrisSan Tan Valley, Arizona
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
- Series: SCCA Rallycross
- 250 horsepower
- 2,850 pounds