Thursday, 13 November 2008

Tarzan Yamada

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Eiji "Tarzan" Yamada (山田 英二 Yamada Eiji,25 april 1962) is a Japanese drifting driver, known as an all out time attack driver.He is currently a judge at American Formula D events. Yamada has drifted in time attack events and raced in both the JGTC andJapanese Touring Car Championship.

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

Yamada has raced in numerous series in Japan and America since 1981. His championships include the 1991 Formula Mirage class and 2002 N1SuperTaikyu endurance. He held the Redline Time Attack Unlimited class track record at Buttonwillow Raceway Park from 2004 until 2007, a record set in his Mitsubishi Cyber Evo.

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