June is a relatively cold month leaning into winter but the end of June spikes somewhat into a hot cauldron of drift competition and it all melts down at Dezzi Raceway, Port Shepstone on the 29-30th of the month.
Dogged the ultimate motortainment, drifting has become a sensory overload spectacular for the entire family. The third instalment of the SupaDrift Series event in 2018 is coming back to the Southcoast and the sideways soap opera begins again! Roaring engines, smoking tyres and the smell of ethanol will certainly permeate the UGU airwaves as South Africas top drifters arrive to do battle and scar the tar!
The 2018 SupaDrift campaign is its hottest contested competition to date; 2 x times national drift Champion, Jason Webb, will be arriving from Cape Town in his 2016 supercharged Ford ‘Monstang’, a certain crowd favourite, boasting an impressive 500kW of roar rear wheel drive power. ‘Whilst the first two event wins’ were completely thrilling for me and my team, we are already planning our game plan for event number two! We are coming with more smoke, more angle and more speed to do battle with other SupaDrift competitors!’ says Jason Webb, current 2018 Series leader.
Angle, Speed, Line and Style are the criteria for which SupaDrift Judges adjudicate individual drift runs and score accordingly; drifters are then ceded and afterwards get the opportunity to battle against rival drifters in a tandem event. Competitors have to match the lead car and blueprint his/her run in close approximaty (as in door to door) to the max to gain top points and win the battle. A ladder system and knock out competition funnels top competitors to the final.
XS Promotions, promoters of the Series, promise a fun-filled familytainment event. ‘I, for one, being lucky enough to drift and promote at the same time, am super excited to get to Port Shepstone…we know that the crowds will see something completely new and be instant fans of the drivers, cars and the event itself. Two lucky fans will also be getting the opportunity to sit as passengers in the cars on the 29th June and be introduced first hand to the sideways craze!’ states Jim McFarlane, sales director
Luckily, if you can’t make it to the event, you will also be able to stream the event LIVE via http://www.supadrift.co.za/watch-live.html
Tickets are available at ticketpros.co.za or at the gate – R100 for adults and R50 for children. 29th June (practice) – 30th June (raceday) 2018
Dezzi Raceway, Shelley Beach, Port Shepstone.
Published by: Mikey Skelton
Photography by: Darren Townsley
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