The art of going sideways at speed in a car has been around for ages now, so long that we have superstars on the competitive side of the sport. At some of the bigger events, you’re likely to see world-class drifters like Fredric Aasbo, Ken Gushi and Jhonnattan Castro. Frederoc hails from Norway and has been drifting competitively for years now. Last year he was crowned as the Formula Drift World Champion for 2021, and that title adds to his record of being the winningest driver in the history of the series. Aasbo is definitely someone you want on your Mall Raid team. Japan’s Kenshiro Gushi is one of Japan's drifting stars, having learned to drift over twenty years ago in a legendary Toyota AE86 in the streets of San Gabriel. Ken is essential to any team that plans on ripping up the floors of an abandoned shopping mall in a purpose-built drift Supra.
You know when Larry Chen wants to set up a proper shoot, he goes over and above. You’ll notice just how much goes into setting up a shoot like this abandoned mall shred shesh when you watch the video. Larry and his crew do full setups in various sections of the mall and the resulting footage gets stitched together for a seamless run, although plenty full runs were done, it’s just not possible to film a perfect run for both drivers in one long shot, well it will be possible on a proper circuit, things are a little more of a hit and miss in an abandoned shopping mall. It really does look like all of these guys involved with this project have their dream jobs, from the professional drifters to Larry and his crew. We’re ever so slightly jealous.
Take a look at the YouTube video about the abandoned mall shred sesh below: Abandoned Mall shred sesh with two 1000hp Supras and one Toyota 86 - Larry Chen.
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