Drift Attack – VicDrift final round

Posted: November 2, 2009 by stinkypoo31 in Uncategorized

Yesterday was Vic Drift’s final round of their state competition series, dubbed Drift Attack. This particular round had been hyped up on Nissansilvia.com, with a very large prize money up for grabs for the podium finishers. For the past two weeks, I had been working with the Feint Motion team in Canberra to ready their cars for the event. We were still working on the car until the we gave up and loaded the car up on the trailer at 3am Saturday morning. They asked me to help be a driver and tow one of their drift cars, Chris’s Soarer, to Winton, which didn’t go so well.

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Even before we left Canberra, we had a massive sway at a relatively slow speed. The Soarer was a very heavy car and it appeared the speed limit for towing was around 70kph. It was a very long trip! Halfway between Gundagai and Albury we had a tyre blow out.

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It didn’t feel as bad as it looked. It felt like the air was let out but we were going very slow.

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Rob was supervising, as usual.

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After a 10 hour drive (covering just under 500km), we finally made it to Benalla Caravan park. Alot of other Drifters were also staying there, including the local team ‘Insane Drifters’ and SA team ‘All Type Crash’.

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The event was split up into two class, Street and Pro, very similar to Drift Australia series.

This was Chris Law’s first drift event and his second time out on the track.

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The drifting level was very high for a state that has a limit amount of tracks to drift on.

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Sam Pass from ACT qualified top 16 but was knocked out by number 1 drifter Luke Fink.

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Jason Greenwood travelled down from NSW was knocked out by Nathan Wiessel.

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I noticed there were alot of Red Cars in Victoria, which made this very neat yellow S13 stand out a bit. Due to a blown gearbox, they had to pull out of the event.

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Check out what happened to Hai from Insane Drifters rear knuckle on his 180.

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Stephen Pembrey’s matte Mica Red AE86 decided to have a BBQ in the very first session of the day. The computer was fried and left him out for the whole day! A long way to go for a few laps of the track.

Since the team had been knocked out or broken down, we decided to leave early for our long drive home.

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