Tsuyoshi Tezuka

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Tsuyoshi Tezuka
Nationality  Japan
Born (1975-12-14) December 14, 1975 (age 39)
2014 D1 Grand Prix
Debut season 2001
Current team Bee*Racing
Best finish (if a final championship placing has been recorded) in (use piped link if season article exists)
Previous series
(previous series with line breaks)
Championship titles
(championship titles)
Tezuka's Bee*Racing Skyline B324R

Tsuyoshi Tezuka (手塚 強 Tezuka Tsuyoshi?, 14 December 1975, Gifu) is a Japanese professional drifting driver, currently competing in the D1 Grand Prix series for Bee*Racing.

He developed a love for cars from an early age, his first was a Toyota Crown but to start with he was more interested in drag racing than drift. That soon changed as he found out how much it cost to make a fast drag car. One of his co-workers were interested in drifting and he decided to give it a go, even though his car was automatic and everyone said it would not work. He got hooked and found out how expensive drifting was often spending more than $800 a month on petrol. He used many different cars over this time from a Nissan Laurel (C33), Toyota Mark II and Toyota Chaser (JZX81) to a Toyota Cresta (JZX90), though all of them were 4-door. He chose these cars as he likes big displacement and big power, also the sound of straight 6 engines.

He works as the manager at a used car dealership called Kids Heart in the Aichi Prefecture. It is well known largely for the Nissan approved conversion of the Sileighty and many of the cars it sells are sought after by racers. He also runs a car graphics shop and website which he set up called T2 Koubou, as he enjoys working on computers and makes his own websites.

He started drifting professionally at the first round of the D1 Grand Prix, he was very happy that his family approved of this career choice, even more so when they come to cheer him on. In 2005 he was signed by Bee*Racing a tuning firm renowned for their Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) known as the B324R. Since then his driving has come along a lot, finishing 9th in the 2006 season, 4th in the 2007 season, and gaining his first win in the third round of the 2008 series.

Complete Drifting Results[edit]

(key)

D1 Grand Prix[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Position Points
2001 Toyota Chaser JZX90 EBS
3
11 20
Toyota Chaser JZX81 NIK
TAN
BHH
9
EBS
TAN
Toyota Mark II JZX81 NIK
TAN
2002 Toyota Mark II JZX81 BHH
6
EBS
TAN
SGO
TAN
TKB
8
EBS
DNQ
SEK
TAN
NIK
TAN
20 16
2003 Toyota Mark II JZX81 TKB
DNQ
BHH
DNQ
SGO
DNQ
FUJ
7
EBS
TAN
SEK
DNQ
TKB
DNQ
19 8
2004 Toyota Mark II JZX81 IRW
SGO
16
EBS
DNQ
APS
DNQ
ODB
DNQ
EBS
DNQ
TKB
DNQ
- 0
2005 Bee*Racing Nissan Skyline HCR32 IRW
TAN
ODB
DNQ
SGO
16
APS
DNQ
EBS
3
FUJ
10
14 19
Nissan Skyline GT-R BNR32 TKB
TAN
2006 Bee*Racing Nissan Skyline GT-R BNR32 IRW
16
SGO
16
FUJ
DNQ
APS
8
EBS
5
SUZ
TAN
FUJ
2
IRW
7
9 49
2007 Bee*Racing Nissan Skyline GT-R BNR32 EBS
4
FUJ
9
SUZ
8
SGO
12
EBS
3
APS
7
FUJ
7
4 61
2008 Bee*Racing Nissan Skyline GT-R BNR32 EBS
11
FUJ
3
SUZ
1
OKY
TAN
APS
10
EBS
FUJ
5 60

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