SupaDrift Series opener at Dezzi Raceway postponed

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The opening round of the Dragon Energy Container World SupaDrift Series, which was set to take place at Dezzi Raceway this weekend, has been postponed.

Mikey Skelton, XS Promotions Marketing Director and co-founder of the SupaDrift Series, on Monday said, “Pending the COVID19 Compliance and the President’s directives as of Sunday night, we certainly adhere to the measures and steps required regards events and public gatherings. We, thus, have had to make a call to postpone the event to a new date, that being the 26-27 June.

“We are truly disappointed that our event has been postponed but fully engage with our prayers and thoughts directed towards the individuals and families and those most affected by the coronavirus.”

ORIGINAL STORY:

Next weekend (20-21 March) promises to be alive with roaring and skidding when drift cars permeate the silence.

The Dragon Energy Container World SupaDrift Series starts its annual campaign with its opening event at Dezzi Raceway, Port Shepstone and the sideways soap opera begins.

The 2020 Triple Crown championship is set to be the most anticipated contest in its 11-year history and the promoters, XS Promotions, have promised it to be an event to remember.

“As an events company, we have revisited the way the event operates and runs as a production and we have cleaned the slate; we have focused our efforts on the show and are concentrating on all-out ‘familytainment,’” says Mikey Skelton, XS Promotions Marketing Director and co-founder of the SupaDrift Series.

SA’s best drifters will make their way down the South Coast to the formidable Dezzi Raceway, where the night sky and raceway lights will welcome and illuminate the passage to drift. Drift cars are custom built machines with fabricated angle kits to get the rear-wheel driven machines sideways…the result: big noise, big angle and lots of tyre-shred smoke.

So, if you are into sensory overload, then this will be a place for you and your family to come and enjoy; ‘motor-familytainment’ at its very best! Moreover, the event takes place in the school holidays and is certain to make headlines on the weekend.

Drivers like Zanil Satar, hailing out of SA’s neighbour country, Mozambique, will certainly bring the challenge to the rest of the talented field as he attempts to defend his second place podium overall in the 2019 Championship.

Other Triple Crown Championship challengers, like Margate brothers Brendan and Gavin Puren, say that they, too, understand the task at hand and will make it count with smoke and angle especially in their back-garden raceway at night time!

Delightful déjà vu for South Coast drifter

The Series this year also welcomes new presenting partners to the mix. Container World offers a versatile range of container solutions which can be used across a multitude of industries and operational contexts. Container World’s integrated approach of products and services includes tank-tainers, CSR as well as Office Containers.

Dragon Energy, the official energy drink and co-presenting partner, will again fuel the drivers and spectators with the energy required to get behind the drivers and the show.

Newly-appointed Dragon Energy marketing manager, Miguel Fernandes states, “Our brand is about to take a leap into international markets like the Middle East and Europe and drifting alongside other motorsport codes is the way of the future not only for brand-building opportunities but certainly to engage huge millennial leveraging prospects!

“We are thrilled to be a part of one of the most entertaining motorsports and cannot wait to see the 2020 season unfold…it’s dramatic, its sensory overload and it’s a spectacular show!”

Luckily, if you can’t make it to the event – for live tweet updates, stay tuned to @SupaDriftseries or you will also be able to stream the event LIVE via the SupaDrift Facebook Page.

Tickets are available at Quicket.co.za or at the door at R100 for adults and R50 for pensioners/children. Children 12 years and younger enter for FREE.

Friday sees drivers get a taste of the track during practice from 1-6pm. Saturday will start with more tyre-screeching practice from 1-4pm where after the competition will blast off. Gates open at 10am on Saturday.

eHowzit is giving away two pairs of double tickets plus a suicide ride with a drift pro to our readers.

To enter, like the eHowzit Facebook page (click here), share and email your name, contact details and location to editor2@ehowzit.co.za.

Entries close on Wednesday, 18 March at 17.00, and the winners will be announced the following day.

Photo: Jason Webb shredding tyres in his 700Hp ‘Monstang’. (Ralph Pike)

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