Tuason Racing School (TRS) is giving Ken Block a run for his money with their “Truck Drifting 101” video, an action-packed 3 minutes and 44 seconds of adrenaline-pumping tire-burning sideways action directed by the talented Ardie Lopez and filmed at the King's Playground in FTI. It stars the TRS Mazda BT-50 Drift Truck: the world's first diesel-powered full cab drifter. This is not your typical chop shop pick-up that was converted from a road-going sedan. Instead, TRS snatched an off-the-shelf BT-50 and converted this would-be workhorse into a formidable smoke machine. And with the help of Mazda, Castrol, and Bridgestone, it won the 2010 Pro Am Lateral Drift Championship, fending off more predominant drift cars.
Now clad in the new chrome Castrol Racing livery, the BT-50 Drift Truck, piloted by Mike Tuason, maneuvers around a purpose-built gymkhana course. Although it took some cues from Ken Block's videos, the creative team made sure that they could pull off some stunts that Ken can only dream of. And to balance out all the testosterone, Mike demonstrates that with gentle hands and some fancy footwork, his precise driving can actually strip off articles of clothing from three of Castrol's loveliest ladies. Big brother JP also made an appearance in the video, but look a step back from the limelight and let little brother Mike do all the driving. JP looked cool and calm reading the paper with a refreshing drink in hand.
Watch all the high-flying action with the video below.