Borrowed car, slammed, 215's, doesn't sound like the normal combo for taking out the top spot, but Sheldon Kneale managed it...
Kneale didn't fare so well in round 1, but thanks to some good mates he was back for more and managed to pull off the win in Round 2 yesterday.
He took the top spot ahead of Glen Pupich in the final, Pupich extends his championship lead though with 3 rounds to go.
Hayden Millings and Daniel Johnson in making 3rd and 4th respectively both gained their highest ever finishes.
Development Series win went to Ashton Anderson to make it 2 in a row for him after some late night repairs in the leadup to the event. Close behind were Peter Sarchett and Campbell McKenzie, who had made the long trip up from Invercargill for the event.
Full results below.
We've got a bit of a gap before Round 3 on 21 Dec at Mike Pero Motorsport Park
What a huge start to the season! 40 cars between both classes was great to see and sure kept everyone busy.
Glen Pupich had the perfect start in his Summerlands Transport Cefiro, taking the top spot in qualifying and the final battles, Zac Palmer pushed him hard in the final but ended up taking 2nd. 3rd went to Daniel Swift in his first podium finish.
Develompent Series win went to Ashton Anderson, followed by Peter Sarchett and Jack Marshall.
Round two is close, Sunday Oct 6th at Mike Pero Motorsport Park - Ruapuna. Track layout will be A Track v2, aka the "D1GP" track.
The dates for the upcoming season of Drift South have been announced, and they are:
Round 1 - 7th Sept - Ruapuna
Round 2 - 6th Oct - Ruapuna - Entries are open (head to calendar page for details)
Round 3 - 21st Dec - Ruapuna (Twilight round)
Round 4 - 22nd Feb - Levels
Grand Final - 4th Apr - Teretonga
The new format for 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 13th year of event season. The series started back in 2006
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