Featured Drifter: Andrew Lewis Just In Time For Midnight Madness
Just in time for Midnight Madness – Gateway Motorsports Park caught up with PRO AM KMS Drifting Champion, Andrew Lewis.
Andrew has been drifting for four years now. It all started in 2011 when he built an RB20DET. He kept the engine in for about five months before realizing it wasn’t enough power to compete with. Andrew did a ground up rebuild of the entire chassis. He built the cage, tubed the front end and slapped an LS1 into it.
During Andrew’s rookie year he competed in the MDU Pro AM competition and finished strong taking 10th and received ‘The Most Smoke Award’. Andrew also ran in the PRO AM KMS competition in Atlanta taking first place at the championship.
Adam Reed of DriftSTL had a lot to say about Andrew’s drifting talent – “Andrew is a great guy and a fantastic driver…even for an LSx guy *chuckle*. He takes his driving seriously enough to compete in multiple pro ams and that dedication is what we like to see. And he still hangs out and throws down at all the local events, just to let us know it isn’t going to his head. I wish him luck in the coming season and hope he finishes at the top in MDU,” said Reed.
When asked about his drifting experience at Gateway Motorsports Park Andrew gave us the low down – “I can’t forget all the Gateway events I enjoy so much. Midnight Madness is always a blast, sliding around with my buddies. But the Road Course is my favorite track by far. That’s where the real fun is – Not to mention, my V8 really likes it too,” said Lewis.
For the 2013 season, Andrew decided to build a new car from the ground up. He chose a Silvia Coupe S13 and painted it bright red. He explained that he wanted something ‘flashier and classier to slide around in’.
This year Andrew will be running the MDU PRO AM and you can catch him at all of the local drifting events. Don’t miss Andrew and DriftSTL this Friday, March 15 at Gateway Motorsports Park’s first Midnight Madness of the 2013 Season.