Finally able to start the new season we hit the track on Nov 20th with a good field of drivers in both the Pro Drift and Development Series classes.

Zac Palmer took the early lead in the Pro Championship with a very tight win against Cody Hayden-Holmes in the final battle. Sam Edinburgh took his first podium after eliminating the return Joel Counter.

In the Development Series, Chevenne Hassan returned from a couple of years off to again take the top spot. Followed by Connor Templeton & Ben Sinclair.

PRO DRIFT Battle Tree


Round 2 - Back at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna. Sat 18th December
Running for the first time in many years on the "Sweeper Challenge" track layout


2021/22 SEASON

After the Covid enforced postponement of the original date for Round 1, we have now confirmed a replacement so the season can remain as 5 rounds.

The new start of the season kicks of on Saturday 20th Nov at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna.
Only $15pp at the gate, bring the kids under 16 with you for free. 
Please note, spectator parking is is the carpark to your right after the entry gate, you then can walk through the pits and up on to the viewing bank. Food van will be open in the pits.



(Rounds are Ruapuna unless otherwise noted)







2020/21 SEASON

Round 1 - 19th September - Ruapuna A Track V2
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



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.

Intermediate Schools
-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 for info and entries for the next school when available



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 15th year of event season. The series started back in 2006

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