2019/20 SEASON - COMING SOON
The dates for the upcoming season of Drift South have been announced, and they are:
Round 1 - 7th Sept - Ruapuna - Entries are open (head to calendar page for details)
Round 2 - 6th Oct - Ruapuna
Round 3 - 21st Dec - Ruapuna (Twilight round)
Round 4 - 22nd Feb - Levels
Grand Final - 4th Apr - Teretonga
Stay tuned for more info
FINAL ROUND OF 2018/19 SEASON
Another season of Drift South down, and we have a new champion - Brogan Mooney driving his S15 Silvia.
Brogan had a good points lead going into the last round, he still needed to qualify well to seal the title, but made sure of it by getting through to 2nd place for the round to seal a dominant season, with only Dan Currie managing to beat him all year.
Alex Pirlea had a troubled season with his R33 Skyline but always managed to hold the engine together long enough to get solid placings and managed 2nd overall. He will definitely be one to watch next season.
Unfortunately for Morgan Rooney, Alex did get enough points to jump for 2nd, but previous good results allowed Morgan to hold 3rd overall. We're sure the wedding was a good reason to miss the final round right Morgan?
Chevenne Hassan was dominant in the Development Series, winning 3 of the 4 rounds, and was awarded the "Most Promising Driver" award.
Stay tuned for announcements on new season dates.
Do the weather God's have something against us?
For the second round in a row the rain came and made things tricky for the drivers.
This time the track got slippery right at the start of the ranking (qualifying) battles...
Alex Pirlea must have worked out the new track conditions best as he came out highest ranked, just ahead of Morgan Rooney and Scott Welsh.
Into the eliminations, the track had dried, but Pirlea couldn't progress far with engine issues.
Both of the You Break We Fix S15's were looking good though even after ending the ranking battles a bit lower placed than usual. Meeting in the semi final, championship leader Brogan Mooney was taken out by a returning Daniel Currie, who went on to win the final battle.
In the Development Series, Chevenne Hassan made it 3 from 3 this season. Ahead of Peter Sarchett, and Mitchell Doake.
We're back in Chch Sunday April 28th for the championship decider. Where it will be sunny all day!
So what started as a nice sunny day soon got a tad wet.
Unfortunately before we could finish the day the rain came down so hard we had no choice but to call it early.
Top 4 had to be decided based on qualifying so we ended up with :
1 - Brogan Mooney
2 - Alex Pirlea
3 - Morgan Rooney
4 - Tom Ickenroth
The Development ran their judged laps in the rain too but luckily not as bad.
1 - Chevenne Hassan
2 - Dom Edwards
3 - Peter Sarchett
ROUND 1 RESULTS
2018/19 SEASON DATES
Round 1 (Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna) - Sat 6th October 2018
Round 2 (Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna) - Sat 22nd December 2018
Round 3 (Levels Raceway Timaru) - Sat 23rd February 2019
Round 4 (Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna) - Sunday 28th April 2019
For all other dates, see the event calendar
If you are interested in entering or competing please have a read of the other pages on this website, or contact us for more info.
The new format for 2018 Drift Schools:
Beginner morning events - 9am - 12pm
Or whole Day 10am - 4pm
-A TRACK VERSION 1 used. 2nd gear for most cars, easier for beginners.
-Small groups alternating on track, cars one at a time.
-Tutors assisting with advice and driving tips.
-Run for 2 hours before selected Have a Go Days.
-For drivers who have done a school or 2 but want some more help from experienced drivers and a bit of separation from other cars.
-Same track used as the Have a Go Day.
See http://driftsouth.co.nz/driftschool for info and entries for the next school on Feb 8th
DRIFT SOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERIES
New to the format is the Drift South Development Series.
Basically the same as the old Street Legal, open to almost anyone who wants to come out and compete. You get 2 practice sessions and then a session of judged laps to give you a final score. Top 3 placings get the trophies
You must have some track drift experience, preferably from a Drift School
Requirements: Road cars and track cars are able to compete if they meet a few basic requirements:
Road cars must have a WOF, bolted down battery and an approved fire extinguisher - bolted through the floor. They will be scrutineered to make sure everything is safe.
Competition cars may be used and must meet the same requirements as Pro Drift.
Personal safety requirements include a minimum of clean 100% cotton overalls and an approved helmet. (See Schedule A to find the regulations for helmets and all other requirements)
Did you know...?
We're Old! - DriftSouth is in it's 12th year of event season. The series started back in 2006
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