Drift Instructors Japan | Sideways Experience Drivers and Instructors – The Sideways Experience

SidewaysX Instructors

SidewaysX employs one full-time instructor, Fausto Yukio and a few guest instructors when necessary. Fausto is an experienced drifter, competing in Formula Drift Japan and many other national competitions. All our drivers possess a wealth of knowledge to share with all attendees, assisting everyone towards ending their drift experience capable of getting sideways and improving their skill level. 

Fausto Yukio

Formula Drift Nissan S15 with wheels turned out drifting.

Hailing from Japan, but originally a Brazilian national, Fausto speaks 3 languages including that of English, Portuguese and Japanese. He has competed in Formula Drift Japan since 2019 and currently pilots the Liberty Walk x SideX Japan S15. Fausto has also competed in the Ebisu Circuit Drift Series, has won the G1GP Championship in 2018 and MSC Challenge in 2019, and participated in the D-max championship. He's well known for showing flare, angle and excitement at every event! 

Guest Instructors

Our guest instructors feature professional drivers from different countries around the world and vary each school depending on availability. For more information check out The Sideways Experience facebook page or email info@sidewaysx.com.

Matty Hill

Purple Nissan S15 going sideways with another blue car.

Matt has been competing for many years in a range of national and international competitions. 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. Matt has competed in Formula Drift Japan, D1NZ, 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 

Darren Kelly 

Nissan Darren Kelly D1NZ car drifting in a competition.


Instagram - @darrenkellydrift 

Matt Russell  

Small white car drifting on a track with smoke coming from the tyres.

Instagram - @mattrussell99  

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