Get Nuts with Forrest, Forrest Wang.
“Get Nuts” isn’t just a phrase when it comes to Formula Drift driver Forrest Wang.
The sight of Forrest’s carefully fabricated 800 hp s14 already looks nuts but the term itself compliments his driving style also.
After competing in Monroe, WA for Formula Drift round 5, Forrest and 15 or so other FD drivers stopped by our hometown track of Pats Acres Racing Complex for a fun day of bashing.
Name: Forrest Wang
Hometown: North Shore of Oahu, Hi
Hobbies: Drifting, my performance shop the Get Nuts Lab, spending time with my loved ones, being outdoors as much as possible
Car: I have a few cars so here’s a list of the main cars/trucks. The street car 240sx s14, the formula d 240sx s14, the 1jz s 13, the gs300, a GMC Top Kick, and a Chevy 3500
How did you get into drifting? My friend had a MKII Supra we would go dirt drifting and do crazy stuff in. I had older friends so before I got my license I was already starting to drive. I ended up with a 240sx kind of by accident for my first car and the passion grew from there.
Why did you choose to go with this car for your build? I had a pro am car that was not FD legal. The s14 chassis that I use for Formula D, had been sitting around the shop for a year or two and was already caged making it a good candidate.
What was the hardest part of the build? I would say having enough time to get everything done, we built it from the ground up at the Get Nuts Lab.
What are three words that could describe your cars and why? Clean, stylish, reliable. I say clean, because most of my fans always call my cars “clean” I guess the way that I modify them. Stylish, because I get a lot of compliments on the way I drive and how the cars look “stylish” Reliable because I like to do it right the first time and not have problems later. I have very seldom had any major fails when it comes to this.
Friends/ Sponsors/ Family you would like to thank? I would like to thank my crew at the Get Nuts Lab. Garret Nikolich has been my partner for years now, he is also the crew chief. Arianna Courte is my girlfriend/manager/marketing and sales/umbrella model. She pretty much takes care of everything in the office and admin duties. Mikey Stark is my crew member who does a little bit of everything from tires/wheels to maintenance. Rainier Ramolete is my spotter for this year also known as the “style king” for his black s13.
I have some great sponsors I would like to thank; STR Racing, Hankook, Insane Speed, Diamond Lighting, Stance, Turbo By Garrett , Illest, Fatlace, Wisefab, Rhino Products USA, Jdm Sport, Brain Crower and Chesebays.
I would like to thank my mom for supporting me with everything I have wanted to do.
What can we expect to see in the future from Forrest Wang? Well I won’t let the cat out of the bag yet, but there will be a new build for next year Formula D. 2JZ of course. You’ll just have to wait and see what happens!
We would like to give Forrest Wang a big shout out for answering questions for us!
Written By: Yerem Saribekian
Photos By: Yerem Saribekian