Ken Block is ubiquitous with drifting. His Gymkhana video series has garnered over 265 million views on the Internet across its 9 installments.
Gymkhana 9 was released earlier this week and features Block taking Buffalo, New York by storm.
While Ken Block might be the most widely known drift driver on the planet, he is by no means the only one in the world that can drive like he does. On the Formula Drift circuit (essentially the World Surf League’s Championship Tour of drifting), there are a number of the world’s best drift drivers. So here are 5 of the best that can get just as sideways as Ken Block.
1. Chris Forsberg
2. Ryan Tuerck
There might not be a more popular driver in all of the drift world. Ryan Tuerck started out riding dirt bikes and BMX bikes in New Hampshire with his three brothers, and has parlayed that reckless abandon into being a fun-loving drift driver.
3. Tanner Foust
You may recognize Tanner Foust as the host of America’s “Top Gear”, but he’s also a two-time Formula Drift champion, a three-time Global Rallycross champ and a four-time X Games gold medalist. Essentially, Foust is one of the most talented stunt drivers (in any form) in the world.
4. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. is just a good ol’ country boy who loves driving trucks in the dirt. But don’t let that fool you, because he can throw down on asphalt, too. He’s got a Formula Drift title under his belt and is a regular on podiums.
5. Matt Powers
No one has more fun in drifting than Matt Powers -- just look at that tuxedo driving suit! The man is a flower child trapped in a driver’s body and isn’t afraid to throw in a 360 mid-drift around a turn.
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