August is a relatively cold month leaning into spring but this weekend should be a hot cauldron of drift competition as tar is going to melt at Dezzi South Coast Raceway.
Dogged the ultimate ‘motortainment’, drifting has become a sensory overload spectacular for the entire family. The fourth instalment of the SupaDrift Series event in 2019 is coming back to the South Coast and the sideways soap opera begins again! Roaring engines, smoking tyres and the smell of ethanol will certainly permeate the Ugu airwaves as South Africa’s top drifters arrive to do battle and scar the tar.
The 2019 SupaDrift campaign is its hottest contested competition to date; Zanil Satar, from Mozambique will be arriving from Maputo in his Skyline R34, a certain crowd favourite, boasting an impressive 700kW of roar rear wheel drive power and currently leading the points in the Championship.
Chris Long from Cape Town is on Satar’s heels and is ready for a humdinger event. “We are coming with more smoke, more angle and more speed to do battle with other podium runners at this weekend’s upcoming SupaDrift event!’ says Long, currently sitting in second place in the championship.
Angle, Speed, Line and Style are the criteria for which SupaDrift Judges adjudicate individual drift runs and score accordingly; drifters are then seeded 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 knockout 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,” states, Mikey Skelton, marketing and sales director.
“We know that the crowds will see something completely new and be instant fans of the drivers, cars and the event itself. Ten lucky fans, who enter the event at the gate first, will also be getting the opportunity to sit as passengers in the cars on Saturday and be introduced first hand to the sideways craze,” he added.
Drivers will get a feel for the track during practice on Friday (1pm-6pm) before the serious drifting commences on Saturday (gates open at 9am).
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 www.ticketpros.co.za or at the gate at R100 for adults and R50 for children.
eHowzit is giving away two pairs of double tickets plus a suicide ride with a drift pro (at 9am on Saturday) to our readers.
Entries close on Wednesday at 16.00, and the winners will be announced on Thursday.