Carlos Cano Estrella was born in Mexico City where he developed a love for driving at a very young age. Unaware of organized events, he began drifting in the streets of Los Angeles during 2001. By 2007 he and his AE86 were mainstays at the local Just Drift events. In 2009 he competed at Top Drift Battle in an AE86 powered by a 4AG with individual throttle bodies. That year he finished 16th in the championship. He returned in 2010 in an AE86 powered by a stock Honda F22 that was installed at JSP Fab by John Russakoff. That year he finished 6th in the championship, just 2 points away from a FD license. In 2011, Cano Estrella signed with team Sinister Designs. With the same engine setup and minor suspension and chassis upgrades he finished 3rd in the championship and with a FD license. "Drifting is a discipline which requires a lot of creativity and concentration," explains Cano Estrella who practices a strict training program, "rather than relying on horsepower, I believe that a driver must find the means from within." In 2012 "the face of Latino growth in the sport" partnered with Erick's Racing Engines. For 2013, Cano Estrella is back at Sinister Designs where the John brothers (Daniel and Matt) will make sure his AE86 is modified in ways never before seen in Formula DRIFT.