SidewaysX Instructors

SidewaysX employs two full-time instructors, Matty Hill and Fausto Yukio. Both are experienced drifters, competitors in Formula Drift Japan and many other national and international competitions. Both drivers possess a wealth of knowledge to share with all attendees, assisting everyone towards ending their drift experience capable of getting sideways.

Matty Hill

Matt pilots the 4.Mance Automotive 2JZ S15 nationally and internationally. In 2018, Matt began competing in Formula Drift Japan. Prior to FD, Matt was competing in both Australian competitions and the D1 New Zealand Championship.

In 2018 Matt became the first international driver to win a round of D1NZ. That same year he went on to place 4th overall in the Championship. He has also competed in World Time Attack, Drift Challenge Australia, Cash Kings, Hi-Tec Drift All-stars, Mad Mike's Summer Bash and has multiple podiums to his name.

Instagram - @mattyhilldrift 


Fausto Yukio

Hailing from Japan, but originally a Brazilian national, Fausto speaks 3 languages including that of English, Portuguese and Japanese. Currently Fausto pilots the 4.Mance Automotive 1JZ powered Mark II. After recently winning the MSC challenge, Fausto has now gained a licence to compete in the Formula Drift Japan competition, 2019. Fausto has also competed in the Ebisu Circuit drift series, has won the G1GP Championship in 2018 and participated in the D-max championship. 


Guest Instructors

Guest instructors will be announced prior to each event. Our guest instructors feature professional drivers from different countries around the world and vary each school. For more information check out The Sideways Experience facebook page or email

Darren Kelly 

Instagram - @darrenkellydrift 

Matt Russell  

Instagram - @mattrussell99  

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