The Kid Rocks! A Look Inside Walker Wilkerson’s Nissan S13
By Mike Kojima
Walker Wilkerson has suddenly burst upon the Pro Drift scene. At the Long Beach season opener, the 21 year old College student made a sudden appearance on the 2011 Formula D tour in his striking lavender hued Nissan S13, qualifying well and beating out many seasoned pros. In his rookie year, Walker has surprised many drift fans by getting several high qualification rounds and decent finishes thus far in the season and looks to be a shoe in for rookie of the year honors.
|Walker ripping at The Wall.|
What makes Walker’s performance even more impressive is that he is not backed by any major sponsors nor is his effort a high dollar one. His team is a family affair. With his father as Chief and the rest of his family working in support roles, his team is the impressive underdogs. The other thing that is notable is his car. It is not your typical Domestic V8 powered with tons of torque and a mile wide powerband machine, but a good old fashioned traditional drift car powered by a potent turbo SR20DET.
|Way inverted at Palm Beach.|
With his insane backwards entry, extreme angle style Walker is becoming a hero to the legions of street drifters and fans of the turbo four drift car which is rapidly becoming a dying breed. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Walker got his start as a child racing Motocross and moved up to the pro ranks. Later he applied his two wheel dirt skills to drifting, first drifting just for fun, then doing well at meets and in Pro Am. Hopefully Walker’s family’s efforts will get noticed and he can make the up to a well funded team. If any corporate types are looking for talent, here is an example. At only 21 years of age, Walker has a long and promising career ahead of him.
|Lots of angle at Hotlanta.|
|Scraping at Long Beach.|