When 2013 Formula DRIFT Champion, Michael Essa got behind the racing wheel at 17 he knew it was where he wanted to be. From that moment on he has focused on the machine and the track, building a solid foundation to create a legacy in global motorsports. Essa not only worships racing but also supports the community by offering driving instruction for both Porsche racers and drift drivers. He can be found most weekends at a racetrack perfecting his own driving skills and surveying the track. This weekend at Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach 2014 Essa made it to the podium winning third place behind Kenny Moen (2nd Place) and Chris Forsberg (1st Place). This is Michael Essa's story.

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