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- POWERCRUISE 24-HOURS OF DRIFT
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On the weekend, the ADGP team ran the Powercruise Sydney “24 Hours of Drift”. Open to approved drift entrants, it gave them 24 hours of track time over 3 days across the South Circuit, Figure 8 and full track at Sydney Motorsport Park. NSW best drifters came out, both from Sydney and regional, including ADGP National drivers Beau Yates and James Abbott. Friday kicked off with a full hour of access to the full track! That’s right, drifting the full GP Circuit of SMSP. There was two hours of “drift entrant” drifting on the South Circuit on Friday and Saturday along with two 1-hour open drift sessions each day for anyone at Powercruise to have a go. On Sunday we held an extreme Entry competition which was taken out by Beau Yates in the Wynns/Nitto Toyota 86.
We have named the 2013/14 season of the Just Car Insurance Australian Drifting GP “The Blender” as after every round the leaderboard comes out totally changed. It is also the closest season of drifting we have had. After three rounds, the top nine drivers are separated by less than 50 points, the top seven by less than 30 points and only 7 points separates 1st and 2nd! With 100 points available to the winner of the round, and 33 points or less for placing 17th and onwards, it is still anyone championship. In theory, if Rob Whyte qualified 1st but is knocked out in the Top-32, anyone ranked in the Top-14 has a shot at the title, but, anything can happen in drifting! We thought we would take a look at the Top-10 drivers in ADGP and see analyze what sort of shot they have at making it on the podium for the season.
Round 3 of the Just Car Insurance Australian Drifting GP is done and dusted. Temperatures soared to 36 degrees today, but the action and drama was even hotter on track. Some drivers returned to form, some were out of form and some new people stepped it up this weekend, mixing up the closest championship we’ve had, once again. In the Top-4, collisions in both battles left Levi Clarke, Andy Gray and Simon Michelmore’s cars all damaged. Rob Whyte’s team helped Levi get his car fixed to compete in the finals while Ben Purtell lent Simon the front right suspension from his car to fix his S14 all while Andy Gray’s team got the JZX100 ready to battle as well making it a full field for the finals and even more exciting battles!
Andy Gray pipped Simon Michelmore to take 3rd, while a mistake from Rob Whyte handed the win to Levi Clarke who took home his first podium and first win in ADGP. The Championship had been shaken up again with almost the entire leaderboard changed! This will make Round 4 very fierce as the entire Top-10 have a shot at the 13/14 title!
ADGP Round 3 Qualifying was pretty tough. 40 cars trying to qualify for 16 spots in State made it tough to judge, but there were some standouts! Here are the results, we have photos and article to come later tonight. ** Please note, ADGP National Qualifying is currently tentative. Due to timing constraints and event curfew, event management had no choice but to close the track at 1730. Unfortunately, Elliot Wylie was not able to complete his second qualifying run. He will be given the opportunity to complete his 2nd run on Sunday morning at the start of ADGP National warm-up.
Round 3 of the Just Car Insurance Australian Drifting GP this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park is set to be one of the biggest and best events to date. With over 70 cars entered, the closest points race in the championship we’ve ever had and an array off things to see and do off-track it’s not to be missed. So what can you expect this weekend?
- ADGP NATIONAL
This is the main game. 32 drivers who compete in all four rounds for the championship and to be crowned Australian champion. With full TV and media coverage, some big names and big powered and highly developed machines, it is serious stuff. Saturday is practice and qualifying and Sunday is the Top-32 Competition
- ADGP State
To get into ADGP National, you have to earn your way in by competing in ADGP State. Any one can enter and try and qualify for the Top-16 Tandem Battles on Sunday. Not only do some of the best local driers compete, but plenty of interstate drifters keen to make their mark.
- International Drifting Stars
Andy Gray from Powervehicles in Japan is competing as a wild card in ADGP National and Formual D USA driver, Matt Powers, is a guest judge.
- Autograph Session and Open Pits
The pits are open so you can get up close and personal with some of the wildest drift machines ever seen. during the lunch break each day there will be a driver Autograph session. Get your FREE ADGP poster to be signed by your favourite driers.
- Trade Stands
There will be an array of trade stands with plenty to check out and bargains to be had.
ADGP Stand – Merchandise
Motive DVD Stand – DVDs, Merchandise and Sony Action Cameras
Just Car Insurance – Get a quote for your ride
Achilles Radial – Check out the latest in tyres
Hi-Tec Drift School -Check out their fleet of drift cars, get info and could win a ride at ADGP if you book at the event
Sleeka Spares – Performance car parts and accessories
Exedy Clutch – High performance clutches
I Love Drift – Official clothing of ADGP
3 Fingers Neat – Merchandise and apparel
Toyota Australia – Get merchandise and info on the Toyota 86 and check some out in person
You could win a ride in a pro drift car by simply filling out the entry form. Motive DVD and Sony are giving you the chance to win a Sony Action Camera. Simply film some drift action on your mobile device and post it on the Motive DVD Facebook page an the best video will win!
- DRIVE-IN DRIFTING
The amputheathre layout of Sydney Motorsport Park means you can park up on the hill, relax i your car and watch all the action. The cost is $10 per car per day ADDITIONAL to your entry ticket
- EXTREME ENTRY COMP
On Sunday we will be holding an extreme entry comp into the first corner to see who can do the biggest and craziest backwards entry!
- PEOPLE’S CHOICE GRUDGE MATCHES
You can vote for your favourite ADGP National and ADGP State driver to see them go head to head in some National vs State grudge matches!
To vote: CLICK HERE
For the event location, schedule and to buy tickets online go to the event page: CLICK HERE
We are proud to announce that Toyota Australia will be a round partner, and exhibitor, at Round 3 of the Just Car Insurance Australian Drifting GP at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend. Toyota Australia support their 86 Ambassador, Beau Yates, in his Wynns/Nitto 86. For Round 3, in their home town, Toyota will be setting up a stand where you can go and check out a Toyota 86 for yourself as well as grab brochure, merchandise and more. Expect to see lots of 86s at the track this weekend, and with Andy Gray joining Beau Yates, Matt Russel and Matt Harvey in ADGP National and a big ADGP State field, the biggest Toyota presence ever seen on track at an Australian drifting event, and more than likely off track too! For more info on the Toyota 86, head to the official website: CLICK HERE
Joining our head judge, Nicholas “Banger” Van Geest from WA, at Round 3 are Formula D USA Driver Matt Powers and drifting superstar Fernando Wiehrl, owner of Hi-Tec Drift School.
Hi-Tec Drift School will be displaying their fleet of cars on their stand this weekend at Just Car Insurance Australian Drifting GP Round 3 at Sydney Motorsport Park. As well as chuckling out their cars, you can meet the team, get more information on their SMSP based drift school and drift experiences, and, if you buy your experience on the day you could win a hot lap at ADGP! Some of the Hi-Tec Drift School instructors will also be competing at ADGP and owner, Fernando Wiehrl, is one the judges at the event. For more information head to their website: CLICK HERE