Nick started Drifting at the age of 15 & it became quite obvious very quickly that Nick was a natural behind the wheel & has since built a great repertoire of wins & gained great popularity while being know as the Driftkid.
Even now at the age of 20 he is younger that most of his competitors by quite some years & is well respected as a Professional Drifter.
The Team Know as Team XForce Performance Exhaust consists of Myself (Team Manager/Media representative), Craig Patterson (Nick’s Uncle & Head Crew Chief), Rick Staypleton (Head Pit Crew), Nick Heinimen (Pit Crew), Toni Coulson (Nick’s Mum & Camera/Go Pro Technician).
As you can tell its a Family affair for Nick & we not only want to see Nick succeed for the Team but he also has that Family support & backing to push him along.
Nick is currently number 2 in Australian Drifting & the goal this season is to get the Number 1 spot.
Our vehicle is not your typical drift machine in this Japanese vehicle dominated sport & we belive this gives us the extra edge when it comes to exposure for our sponsors. Not everyone likes the 4cyl turbo cars & with a Angry SuperCharged V8 Holden Commodore Ute we bring more of the main stream Motorsport/Car enthusiast to the Drifting scene.
This is our 2014/2015 Drift Schedule. Formula Drift & The Australian Drifting Grand Prix start in October where as the Figure 8 series has now had 2 rounds & Nick currently is in 2nd place. Our season runs to April 2015.
This is what coverage we will get this season:
Formula Drift Asia:
Formula Drift is the words biggest Drift Series & its coming to Australia in October. Nick being #2 in Australia has earned a Formula Drift License to compete in the upcoming round at Sydney Motor Sport Park during the World Time Attack Event. Last year Nick put on an amazing fight with Frederic Aasbo from the USA in a battle that is still talked about today & we are looking for a rematch come October. This event will have the whole of Australia watching as our Aussie guys take it to the best in the world.
Australian Drifting Grand Prix (ADGP):
The Australian Drifting Grand Prix is Australia’s National Drift series & have a heap of new Exposure for us next season.
- Free to air TV Coverage on channel 10. They have guaranteed this one hour action packed show of ADGP each round
- 2 of the rounds (Perth & Sydney) will be held within Australia’s biggest car events shows PowerCruise. http://www.powercruise.com/?country=auWhat this means is we will have access to over 20000+ motorsport enthusiast to showcase your brand & products to at each event.The other 2 rounds Melbourne & Adelaide will be formatted into a Day/Night “Party” atmosphere event to attract people that wont spend the full day watching practice & qualifying. This will be a 4 hour entertainment explosion with fire works, Dj’s & Australia’s best Drifters putting on a show.http://trackbattle.com.au/adgp/
- Wrecked magazine coverage. Http://WWW.wreckedmagazine.Com/ Wrecked Magazine was concepted in the summer of 2007 by PM Lifestyle.The magazine is a collaboration of Drifting, lifestyle, and culture. The online magazine has a key focus towards art. The love of photography, video, and design all compacted into one great magazine.
- An exclusive deal with EMG for coverage of ADGP in some of their great car magazines such as:
Here is a link to the Last round & Grand Final of ADGP aired on SpeedWeek last Weekend. http://vimeo.com/94299310 Fast forward if you like to 4.45 to see the DriftKid’s SuperCharged VE SS Drift Ute in Action & plenty more through out the show with Battles & after Battle win interviews. We get a huge amount of exposure in this Non typical Drift Machine.
This is Nick “DriftKid” Coulson. This is Round 1 aired on SpeedWeek in October last year & starts at Nick being interviewed.
Hi-Tec Oils Figure 8 Series
This is a new concept for Australian motorsport with each round being live Streamed to thousands of motorsport enthusiasts across Australia & the world for that matter. Every Round is also put into a 1/2 hour show aired on SBS SpeedWeek & then replayed on Speed Channel.
All 7 rounds are at Sydney Motor Sport Park where the fans can easily access the this up close & personal type of Drifting.
We also do a number of Drift demonstration’s around Australia at some of the biggest Car show/festivals/events.
Gold Coast 600 V8 SuperCars 2010/2011/2013
Top Gear Festival 2013 & 2014
PowerCruise Brisbane 2011/2012/2013/2014
World Time Attack 2012/2013
We currently provide our sponsors with a great array of content for their Social Media Pages & web sites & we are consistently on Holden/VE Commodore Forums spruiking the great products supplied by our sponsors.
Here are a few links to some recent events that we have attended & our web site & Facebook page.
Our recent 2nd place at Sydney MotorSport Park. Fast forward to 2hours 37minuets to see the DriftKid in this loud angry Ute in Action. Keep watching for 5 minuets with two great runs to watch.
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