You’ve poured blood, sweat, and tears into your car, spent countless hours preparing it for competition – that’s without mentioning the money. Why? To go out there and give it absolute hell. The 2013 Maxxis British Drift Championship opening round saw some balls-to-the-wall driving from all involved. Their war cry? Go hard or go home…
After what seems like an eternity, it’s finally that time of year, the 2013 MAXXIS British Drift Championship is upon us. We take a look at all of the action from round one of the championship at the awesome Lydden Hill Race Circuit, Kent, England…
After attending the annual Lousada drift event for the past few years you think I’d be prepared for the mental and physical onslaught that is shooting it. Don’t get me wrong, I love drifting but after 18 hours solid of it, followed by four to five hours sleep I was less than ‘chipper’ when the alarm sounded for day two of the event. Come 9:00am I was back at the track, batteries full, memory cards empty, enthusiasm slightly less than brimming….but at least I had coffee.
Once a year the small Portuguese municipality of Lousada acts as a Mecca for those drivers wanting to see out the drift season in style. Throw in a steel-lined technical track and run late into the night and you have a recipe for some truly amazing drifting…
Trax is a show that caters for all aspects of the car scene and only has time slots for a Super Pro Top 16 – but its by no means a display. The points gained here today count for the 2012 championship and with only one more round to go after this opportunities to up your points quota are running out.
While we finish up our British Drift Championship Silverstone coverage have a lovely new desktop, on us! We accompanied our partners at Team Falken today as they were filming for a segment on the Fifth Gear TV show in the UK. Some of the footage the guys got is unreal and we can’t wait to see it when the show airs!
With qualifying in the bag and the running order for the day confirmed, Sunday morning rolled around and it was game day at Lydden Hill in Kent. Catch up with what went down after the jump….
Beautiful undulating countryside, the white cliffs of Dover, seagulls the size of eagles and queues of caravan-towing family sedans heading for the continent; all things you expect of a visit to the south-eastern corner of our fair island.
Scorching weather, thousands of horsepower, the screech of tyres and billowing white plumes of tyre smoke heading skyward, unfortunately, are all a rarer occurrence….
Drift Allstars has always had both a strong European following, but with such a high percentage of Irish drivers it seemed fitting to launch our first stop of the 2012 international tour at this famous venue at Punchestown. With competitive events taking place at the venue since 2006, could this be the biggest drift event ever to hit Ireland?
The Pacific Northwest fans are some of the most die-hard drift fans in the nation. The energy and excitement is often compared to that of Irwindale and the original “House of Drift.” The event’s headline moniker, “Throwdown,” lives up to its name as drivers push their vehicles to the limits of the track’s banking and tight transitions through the course resulting in one of the most exciting action-packed events of the season.
Although Norfolk Arena is the smallest of the British Drift Championship tracks, in that regard it is also the most intimate. Cars get intimate with one another around the sweepers and transitions, fans get intimate with the smoke. And photographers? Well we get intimate with the dust that’s kicked up. Check out how the Top 16s shaped up in the Semi-Pro, Pro and Super-Pro classes respectively….
The 2012 British Drift Championship headed east to the Kings Lynn and Norfolk Arena. Usually home to stock car and speedway racing the small oval in transformed into floodlit drift arena for one weekend every day. Check out what went down after the jump….
Drifted have teamed up with Team Redmist and their sponsors Drift Innovation and RareRims to offer readers a chance to win a selection of top prizes, including a Drift HD video camera worth £270! Find out how after the jump….
A ban on drifting in the city of Atlanta in the same week as the annual Formula Drift event at Road Atlanta? You couldn’t make it up. If you are a drift fan your actions are needed. More after the jump….
Team Falken are pleased to announce their partnership with Advanced Clutch Technology for the 2012 and 2012 seasons. The Falken team join a long line of successful drifters supported by ACT, including Formula Drift stars Fredric Aasbo, Matt Powers, Ryan Tuerck and Eric O’Sullivan.