Who Won The Final Race In The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Who Won The Final Race In The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift ends with Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) and Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) starting a race and cuts to the end credits before it’s revealed who wins. The third installment of the Fast & Furious franchise is mostly a standalone sequel, as it follows a completely different set of characters. Teenager Sean Boswell is sent to live with his father in Tokyo following several expulsions, and he gets involved with Japanese drift racing. Though he’s new to drifting, he learns from the best, and the final showdown sees him race against Takashi, a.k.a. D.K., the Drift King.

Sean wins the race and becomes the new Drift King, and afterward, others call him D.K., suggesting that the pseudonym is passed on when another person wins a race against the Drift King. In the last scene of the movie, Vin Diesel has a cameo, appearing as Dom Toretto and challenging Sean to a drift race. Dom winning the race could have major consequences, as it would mean he’d be crowned the new Drift King. However, as the movie cuts to black just as Sean and Dom speed off, it’s unclear who won the race and if Sean is still the undefeated D.K.

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Dom Won The Final Race In Tokyo Drift

Dom behind the wheel in Tokyo Drift

It took a whole nine years until the answer was finally revealed, but a scene in Furious 7 confirmed that Dom won that final race in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Though Tokyo Drift is the third movie in the series, it’s the sixth Fast & Furious movie, chronologically, which is why the reveal is featured in Furious 7. In the scene, Sean tells Dom, “Han said you was fast, but not that damn fast.” Dom responds, “Who said American muscle can’t drift?” This implies that Dom won the race with his 1970 Plymouth Road Runner.

It seems impossible that Dom could beat a customized Japanese sports car literally designed for drifting with a stiff-but-fast Plymouth Road Runner in such a competition, but that seems to be exactly what happened. However, it might not be that Dom won because it serves that narrative but because of Vin Diesel’s contract. The production’s deal with the actor states that Diesel can’t lose in the Fast & Furious movies, and that could extend to races in addition to fights. Nevertheless, regardless of whether it fits the narrative or because of contractual obligations, Furious 7 makes it pretty clear that Dom won the drift race.

Is Dom The New Drift King?

Sean and Earl smiling in F9.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift sets up the idea that anybody who beats the Drift King in a race becomes the new Drift King. That means that if Dom won the race against Sean, he became the Drift King. However, it may be that the race was simply a “friendly,” meaning that nothing, be it pink slips or titles, was at stake. Given that Sean is now a rocket scientist and living in Germany with Twinkie in F9: The Fast Saga, it’s likely that neither of them is the Drift King and that the title belongs to somebody completely unknown.

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