Earlier this morning, Ken Block’s Facebook page shared a quick clip of a 9 1/2 year old kid drifting an E30 BMW and doing a pretty darned awesome job of it. The clip was short and poor quality, so I decided to do a bit of digging. Turns out that the kid is from Cyprus and his name is Stavros Grillis. He is supposedly the youngest drifter in the World. I can’t substantiate that, but I doubt there are many other 9 year olds driving drift cars.
Here is the full video, shot in April, 2012. It isn’t in English, but you don’t need to understand the words to get just how cool this kid is. He even does tire swaps himself, which is an important skill for any drifter.
Now, fast forward a couple of years and see how the young lad has matured at the ripe old age of 11 and is competing in the 1ST Drift Challenge in his home country. This kid has mad skills!