Name: Katsuhiro Ueo
Born:26 May 1972,
Home Town: Tamana, Kumamoto
Current team: Garage SIFT
Best finish:1 in 2002
Katsuhiro Ueo is a Japanese professional drifting driver, who used to compete in the D1 Grand Prix with an AE86.
He was into cars from a young age, and started out competing in gymkhana events. At one of these events one of his younger colleagues took him to the touge runs and challenged him saying that he couldn't do it. So he went out and proved him wrong, and this got him started in drifting. As well as his drifting he is also the owner of tuning shop and used car dealership Racing Garage SIFT.
He has been competing in the D1 Grand Prix since the first year in his Toyota Sprinter Trueno (AE86). He has always done well, getting his first win in 2002 and going on to take the championship. Ueo had switch to two different Truenos starting 2003 up until 2004, he used an AE85 while his GTV was used as a backup car. The AE85's chassis strength had started to weaken since the reinforcement method done to it was by the use of rivets, compared to the GTV which was using a stitch-welding method along with seam-welding, additional reinforced plates, etc. At this point, Ueo went back to the GTV from 2005-2006.