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….
Off season. Those two words conjure up a bleak picture for any hardcore drift fan. Don’t get us wrong, the respite is gratefully received, and sure, the excitement of ‘build threads’ is great, but here at Drifted we’re drift fans through and through. We need our fix and we’ve just emerged from the other side of months of going cold turkey. The 2012 British Drift Championship is finally upon us, and it looks set to be a good one….
The North of England. Home to heavy industry and mineral extraction in years gone by. The prominent giant steel structure of the Angel of the North towers down over any visitor from the South, a reminder of where you are and the industrial history that surrounds you. For one weekend only, the British Drift Championship was in town.
With the Semi and Pro classes decided it was time for the Super Pro drivers to take to the track at Teesside Autodrome. The sun was out, the crowd ready and the drivers ready for fierce competition.
If you’ve read Part I of our coverage you’ll have noticed that we made a subtle literary connection between great arenas and gladiatorial battles of years gone by and the venue for the MAXXIS British Drift Championship MMXI Round 2, Norfolk Arena. If you thought the gladiatorial metaphors were over think again, time to don armor for the main event, the Super Pro Class….
Arenas around the world have long been places where crowds could flock to see great battles take place. The word ‘arena’ is synonymous with ancient images of grandeur, those of gladiators doing battle and fighting to the death for honor and glory…
The sun was out, i had a free day off work, and Santa pod had drifting on. Perfect way to spend a bank holiday monday. Having missed out on the first round of the British Drift Championship, I had an urge to go and watch and photograph some drifting…
Saturday the 12th of February kicked off the 2011 season with a qualifying day for the British Drift Championship. New names who wanted to get in on the action and drive amongst some of the finest drivers in Europe had their chance to impress the Judges. Myself, Jord and Phil popped along to find out who would make the drivers list for what is set to be a very exciting year of competition.
Santa Pod holds regular DWYB (Drift What Ya Brung) days throughout the year. The idea behind these days are simple, you pay your money, turn up with you RWD car and have loads of fun.
Over the winter months I am going to share photo highlights of the drift year. Usually when I am writing my reports you don’t always get to see my best photos from the day. I tend to write my report first while the information is fresh in my head, and then pick photos that split the writing up nicely.
Team Falken/Green’s Paul ‘Polo’ Cheshire finishes off a set of Falkens for no reason other than to entertain the crowds at the BDC Weekender at Norfolk Arena. Polo is in the process of building a 2JZ powered G35 Skyline for the 2011 season…
BDC Weekender Sunday – Team Triple drifting Sunday was a super laid back affair. I was initially worried that i had woke up late and would miss practice, but no one was too fussed about getting out on track. People were either recovering from the [View]
First off I would like to point out that if you did not attend the event in person you missed out on some of the best drifting ever in the UK. The BDC staff had arranged a nice laid back event, laid out a course [View]
After the fantastic drifting from the semi-pro’s it was time to move onto the pro’s. Would they be able to put on as good a show as the semi-pro’s?, how would team Driftworks perform after last weeks damage?, and who would stand aloft the top [View]
Saturday morning at 6.30am i’m at the launch pad at Donington ready for round 4 of the British Drift Championship. At this silly early time it is already 18℃, it’s going to be a very long and hot day.