Southland really turned it on for us with our Round 3 being combined with a local race weekend. The weather was amazing and a great crowd showed up to see the event unfold.
Sheldon Kneale managed the double with the best combined score in the Ranking Battles and going unbeaten in the Eliminations to take out the prefect score.
D1NZ driver Michael Thorley made the 1600km journey down from Auckland and came away with 2nd place.
Dylan Rastrick took out the battle for 3rd, leaving Ben Luff in 4th.
Next up were in Timaru at Levels Raceway on Feb 20th.
The off season this year is a bit longer than usual after 19/20 was virus shortened, but we're back again starting off very soon.
Round 1 - 19th September - Ruapuna A Track V2 (NO SPECTATORS SORRY)
Round 2 - 7th November - Ruapuna
Round 3 - 16th January - Teretonga (Development R3 - 19 Dec @ Ruapuna)
Round 4 - 20th February - Levels
Round 5 - 24th April - Ruapuna
2019/20 SEASON CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to Glen Pupich for becoming a 3 time Drift South champion, and to Ashton Anderson for being the first official Development Series champion.
Unfortunately due to the virus we had to cut the season one round short and couldn't get south to Teretonga. But we'll be back in around September for the next season
Levels really shook the championships up this year with a huge amount of rain during the day meaning the slippery track tested the drivers.
Mechanical difficulties meant Glen Pupich could not progress past qualifying allowing the chasing drivers to close the gap.
Daniel Scott took the win, from Ben O'Brien and Guy Graham-Bagrie.
Development Series saw Peter Sarchett just pip Ashton Anderson, with Isaac Porter 3rd in his first event.
Over half way through the 2019/20 season now and with another win, Glen Pupich Extended his series lead over Zac Palmer and Daniel Swift.
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 when available
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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