Eric Van Damme @ N2H

Eric Van Damme @ N2H

Earlier this month the N2H (No Name Heroes) headed to Hadashi for its latest round. It was the competition debut for Eric's new S15 Silvia, which he managed to get ready for high-level drifting in a mere month. Some notable upgrades included Stance XR1 coilovers, a full Drift Knuckles Unicorn kit and a set of the new Origin massively flared overfenders.

Once the video is released I'll post it up here, but his improvement in skill has been drastic. The angle and speed he carried on entry into the long course was absolutely ridiculous. The fastest way to get good at drifting is to move to Japan. Eric is a great example of this.

N2H is a bit different than most Japanese competitions in the way it deals with classes. Instead of separating people by skill level (beginner, intermediate and advanced, for example) they delineate based on age groups. However, most of the top guys are in the oldest age group, which Eric found himself in. It's essentially expert class in N2H.

Despite the stiff competition, he was able to drive his way to a 3rd place finish. Pretty damn good for the first competition of the year in a new car. 

It's going to be an interesting year for Eric. Last season he got his feet wet and put a good deal of seat time in at his home course of Hadashi. This year he plans to expand his horizons with trips to Bihoku Highlands, Tokushima Kart Land (TKL) and Tamada. The next event on his schedule is Hadashi-GP on May 7th.