We caught up with Lisa Klassen at Drift Day Comp 2. She is recently known as the rally girl gone drift. We got to speak with her briefly as she was practicing with the International All Star’s powered by Mazda, a team in which she is a part of.
EverythingDrift: You’ve been drifting for how long now?
Lisa Klassen: For around 3 months, but I’ve been driving rally for a lot longer, which is almost like drifting sometimes. Real tarmac competitive drifting only 3 months.
ED: You’ve been testing and R&D’ing lately?
LK: We’ve been testing with International AllStars powered by Mazda. We have 2 MX-5’s which have been fully built for drifting. Right now we’re working on some different gearbox setups, we’re also tuning the suspension and tire pressures.
ED: When will the public get to see you competing?
LK: My first display – we recently did an exhibition in Laughlin for some of the officials there, and just last week we did a demo for the city of Long Beach to promote the racing and drifting at the Long Beach Grand Prix, I’m pretty excited about that.
ED: How about Formula Drift for you?
LK: I’m going to be drifting for KA’AZ USA, my first event will be in Atlanta in May, provided things go well in practice *crossing fingers*. Rhys Millen is a good friend of mine, he’s been helping me out, and I know Tanner from rally racing, so he will be helping me out some too. Hopefully I’ll be up to speed by the time I need to be, I have faith in myself. I’m a rally driver, I can do anything!!
ED: Welcome to the drift world! Hope to see big things for you!
Look forward to seeing her first official professional appearance in Formula Drift as a contender in Atlanta.