Thursday, May 22, 2008
Name: Tsuyoshi Tezuka
D.O.B: December 14, 1975
Blood type: RH+B
Residental area: Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture
Occupation: FREEDOM PARTS PROJECT national driver & & Bee ★ Racing D1GP T2 Kobo Representative (sticker cutting production shop)
Height: 177 cm
Tsuyoshi Tezuka is a Japanese professional drifting driver, currently competing in the D1 Grand Prix series for Bee*Racing.
He developed a love for cars from an early age, his first was a Toyota Crown but to start with he was more interested in drag racing than drift. That soon changed as he found out how much it cost to make a fast drag car. One of his co-workers were interested in drifting and he decided to give it a go, even though his car was automatic and everyone said it wouldn't work. He got hooked and found out how expensive drifting was often spending more than $800 a month on petrol. He used many different cars over this time from a Nissan Laurel (C33), Toyota Mark II and Toyota Chaser (JZX81) to a Toyota Cresta (JZX90), though all of them were 4 door. He chose these cars as he likes big displacement and big power, also the sound of straight 6 engines.
He works as the manager at a used car dealership called Kids Heart in the Aichi Prefecture. It is well known largely for the Nissan approved conversion of the Sileighty and many of the cars it sells are sought after by racers. He also runs a car graphics shop and website which he set up called T2 Koubou, as he enjoys working on computers and makes his own websites.
He started drifting professionally at the first round of the D1 Grand Prix, he was very happy that his family approved of this career choice, even more so when they come to cheer him on. In 2005 he was signed by Bee*Racing a tuning firm renowned for their Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) known as the B324R. Since then his driving has come along a lot, finishing 9th in the 2006 season, and 4th in the 2007 season.
Sources: Tsuyoshi-Tezuka.com and Wikipedia
Words from the brain of singbluesiliver at 5:13 PM