Tarzan Yamada

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Eiji "Tarzan" Yamada (山田 英二?, Yamada Eiji, 25 April 1962) is a Japanese time attack driver.[1] He is currently a judge at American Formula D events.[2] Yamada has raced in both the JGTC and Japanese Touring Car Championship.

He gained popularity on several Japanese videos with BAKA-MON, his trademarked logo that translates loosely as "stupid monkey."[3] Players of the Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights video game need to compete against a representation of Yamada to advance in the game.[1] Before that, he was a regular feature on Video Option.

Yamada has raced in numerous series in Japan and America since 1981. His championships include the 1991 Formula Mirage class and 2002 N1 Super Taikyu endurance.[3][4]

Yamada, competing in the Cyber Evo, is a two-time World Time Attack Challenge champion (2010, 2011) in the event held annually in Sydney, Australia.

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  1. ^ a b The Celebrity Drivers of Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights- Part One; September 17, 2007; Terry Henderson; Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights review; Retrieved October 19, 2007
  2. ^ Tarzan signs on as a Formula D Judge; drifting.com; Retrieved October 19, 2007
  3. ^ a b Who is Tarzan Yamada?; August 2004; SRO magazine; Retrieved October 19, 2007
  4. ^ WOOD: Things Lost in the Fire; Bill Wood; RACER magazine; October 10, 2007; Retrieved October 19, 2007 He was involved in a high-speed crash at approximately 200 mph, and amazingly survived.

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