Matt Powers
Dob 7/21/1987 (31)
Height:  5’11
Weight: 170lb
Hair: Blonde/Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Coat: 38
Shirt: 16.5 x 35
Pants: 32 x 32
Shoe: 10/11
Glove: L/XL
Hat/Helmet: 7 5/8


On Screen & Commercials

Kia Soul “New Species” (2019) LINK

Jeep “SUV Letters Earned” (2019) LINK

Jeep “Legends aren’t born, there made" (2019) LINK

Jeep “Quotes” 2019 LINK

Nissan Pro Pilot (2019) LINK

Kia Stinger “Drift Mode” footage LINK

Dodge Charger Hellcat

Toyota Supra (2019)

Toyota Prius “Slalom” (2019) LINK

Detroit Auto Show Kia presenting driver (2019)

Escape Plan II Feature Film Stunt Driver (May 2018) LINK 

Mazda (2018)

Ford Ranger “Answer” (2018)

Chevy Stampede (2018)

Nissan Titan  (2018)

E-Surance (2018) LINK

Dodge Sharkweek (2018) LINK

"Homecoming" Stunt Driver double (2018)

Toyota "The Voice" (2018)

Toyota "The Voice" (2018)

Chevrolet "Camaro Collective" (2017) Stunt driver/actor LINK

Chevy "Highway" (2017)

Jeep Compass "Recalculating" (2017) LINK

"Autonomous" Short Film Stunt Driver (2017)

NCIS New Orleans "Identity Crisis" Stunt Actor/Driver (2017)

Kia Stinger New York Fashion Week (2017) LINK

Kia Stinger Sema livestream driver and co-host for Motortrend (2017)

"Reverie" episode 3 stunt driver/stunt double (2017)

"The Voice" Toyota Stunt Driver (2017)

Motortrend "Modified" Show Host/Driver (2017)

Supply/Demand "Arabian Law" (2017)

Volkswagon (2017)

Tag Heuer (2017) LINK

Porsche "Chauffeurs Escape" (2017) LINK

Porsche "Wish" (2017)

G-Eazy music video ft. Kehlani (2017) LINK

Acura NSX (2016) LINK

The Weeknd Music Video (2016) LINK

Mercedes Benz (2016)

FIAT Synchronized Drifting (2016) LINK

"More than a badge" Infiniti (2016)

"Dream Track" Honda civic (2016) LINK

BMW M Night Launch, Beijing (2016) LINK

"Day in the life of Blake" Nissan Titan for "The Voice" NBC  (2016) LINK

Nissan NV Drift Van stunt coordinator/secondary driver/Fork lift operator (2016) LINK LINK

Lexus/Sports Illustrated "Sports Thrillustrated" with Clint Dempsey (2015) LINK

Castrol EDGE Titanium Strong #VirtualRacers (2015) LINK

Castrol Edge Titanium Strong #VirtualDrift Viral Video and TV Commercial (2015) LINK

"Vampire" Scion iM Commercial (2015) LINK

"F Performance" Lexus drift Stills/Video (2015)

Scion/ESPN Commercial (2015) LINK LINK

"The Commute" Nissan Maxima for "The Voice" NBC (2015) LINK

"Bromance/Driver for Nick" Scion FRS Commercial (2015) LINK

GoPro/Google 360 Camera Array Commercial (2015) LINK LINK

Toyota Tacoma TRD photoshoot online (2015) LINK LINK LINK

Ford Fiesta catalog, driver and model (2013-14) LINK

Nitto Tire commercial, NBC SPORTS (2012-2013 )


Modeling and Acting

Need for Speed Shift 2, “Boss” of level, acting/driving in game, EA games (2012) LINK LINK

Model for Alpinestars, Nylon Guys (2011)

Model for Alpinestars, Illest, Fatlace, web (2011-2013)


Racing Highlights

Matt Powers “360 drift” video, 1.3 million views youtube, 1 million views Facebook (2014) LINK

1st Long Beach Grand Prix Super Drift, 2013 LINK

1st Red Bull “Drift Shifters” on streets of downtown Auckland, New Zealand, 2012 LINK

2nd place Formula Drift Long Beach, 2011 LINK LINK

3rd place Formula Drift Vegas, 1st place qualifier, 2011

4th place, High Score of event, Red Bull Drift Shifters New Zealand, 2014 LINK

6th, 10th, 16th Formula D overall championship rankings (Youngest top 16 finisher 2010-2012)

2nd place overall World Drift Series China, 2013

3rd place overall World Drift Series China, 2011

2nd place World Drift Series Guanzhou, 2014

Steve Aoki “Birthday Bash,” taught Aoki how to drift 2012 blogger/contributor 2010-2013

Racing Magazine features, advertisements, etc. 2009-



Hardest Charging driver (Formula D peer voted), 2011 

Most Improved Driver (Formula D peer voted), 2011

Best Style (Formula D peer voted), 2011,2013

Personality of the Year ( audience voted), 2009



Rick Seaman Stunt Driving School, 2014

Bob Bondurant Advanced Road Racing Course, 2013

Dirtfish Rally School, 2014

Socal Supermoto Racing School, 2015

2nd Annual Stunt Coordinators & 2nd Unit Directors & Stunt Drivers Action Seminar attendee



Nitto Tire NT05 development, 2010-2013

Advanced Clutch clutch testing, 2013

Jim Wolf Nissan ECU testing, 2007-2010

AEM Infinity ECU testing, 2013

Wilwood brake testing, 2011-2013

Parts Shop MAX drift parts testing/development, 2007-Present


References provided upon request



Created, managed, promoted, owned, drove for, operated, etc. Matt Powers Motorsports INC, 2009

San Diego State University Bachelors Degree, Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, 2009

SDSU Deans list, 2006-2009

SDSU Graduate School, Literature, completed 1 year (dropped out to pursue driving), 2010

Professional life guard/surf guide Namotu, Fiji, Feb 2011 Nov-Dec 2011, Oct 2014

Wildnerness First Responder Certified, WMA (90hr remote location cpr/first aid) 2014

Sponsored and published national surfing competitor age 13-17

Surfed for team Alpinestars in Katin Pro challenge, Huntington Beach, CA 2011 

Triathlon Olympic distance competitor, 7th in age division, Tri-Rock San Diego, 2012

Motorcycle license (M1)

Drug/smoke free