James Deane, The Drift Machine

This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.

The Freaks don’t talk a lot about drifting in our 20th year but there is some news going on in that world.

Irish driver James Deane is the Formula Drift champion for an unprecedented third straight year. He joined the series in 2017 and has been at the front of the line every year since.

19-1025 Deane Wins

Some call Deane the Machine and it’s hard to fight that notion. Not everyone knows how to win championships but Deane appears to know the secret sauce recipe.

For example, his only win of the year came in St. Louis, one of six top three finishes on the season. He earned the 2019 title finishing third at Irwindale, the final event of the year.

His three Formula D titles follow seven European championships and one in the Mideast this year. Maybe Deane is a Machine.

I’ve seen him drive and he’s one of those athletes who seems to be going better the slower he goes. He’s that smooth. And maybe the best anywhere.

Peace.

October 27, 2019

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