Darren McNamara

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Darren McNamara
Nationality  Ireland
Born (1982-09-10) September 10, 1982 (age 32)
Cork (city), Ireland
Formula D career
Current team Team Falken Tire

Darren 'D-Mac' McNamara is a professional drift driver from Cork, Ireland.

Darren first competed in the Irish Prodrift series and the British D1 Great Britain series (now EDC), winning the Prodrift title in 2006. He drove a Toyota AE86 with a Nissan SR20 engine.

In 2007 he was invited to compete in the American Formula D series in his Corolla. He had a successful season in the underpowered Corolla and Falken Tires built him a new car for 2008: A Saturn Sky with 800 BHP.

He adapted fairly well to the new car in 2008, but the car wasn't fully developed until the 2009 season, when Darren achieved his maiden win at Wall Speedway[1] and a second place at Road Atlanta.

In the 2012 Formula D Season, McNamara started at Long Beach in the Falken Tire Saturn Sky. After a crash in his top 32 battle with Kenneth Moen, the Sky was damaged and not usable for future competition.[2] For Round 2 and 3, he piloted the Falken Tire 350Z, formerly driven by Tyler McQuarie. For Round 4 and 5, he competed in the Falken Tire Nissan Silvia S15 with a V8.

For the 2013 season Darren is driving a newly built V8 powered Nissan S14.[3]

Darren still competes in European events in a Rotary powered Toyota AE86, he has competed in Prodrift and British Drift Championship events in this vehicle.[4]


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