2 STRIP DRAGS + SUPADRIFT WC ROUND 1
date: 24 April 2015 | Words: RaceMasteR
| Photos: RaceMasteR J & Nishaam Ebrahim | Killarney International
Street 2 Strip at Killarney
or as some call it, Friday action night, is the place where average
Joe’s get to be heroes by battling their rivals down a 400m
strip of tar. The air is filled with smoke and the smell of burnt
The atmosphere is lively and your ears are constantly tuning into
the sound revving engines and snapping gear changes. It’s
exactly the place to be for any petrol head and without a doubt
beats any form of illegal street racing.
Being an open event the variety of cars racing is always diverse.
From Toyota Tazz’s all the way up to 11 second R35 GTR’s…
not to mention everything in between.
The only thing missing are a few bikes, but they are not allowed
to race at night due to poorer night time visibility in general.
This E55 AMG Merc was completely gangster kick ass and taking
names all night long... it sounded so, so dirty too!
The strip is the place where fast talkers get to prove how quick
their rides really are. Where grudge matches are settled and new
ones are born. A bitter rivalry between car brands that’s
always an ongoing race to the finish line.
Is it just me or are Golf 7R's becoming more popular than GTi
A stunning example of a Honda CRX.
The queue was long as usual just going to show what strong support
these events get.
We were really looking forward to this date because it was the
first round of the long awaited SupaDrift Western Cape regional
drift series, which was happening on the oval side of the track.
Unfortunately to my surprise I was only greeted by the few hardcore
drift enthusiasts, the Grassroots Drifters and another two guys.
I am not going to mention names but I was very disappointed in
the rest of the Cape Town drift contingent. Hats off to the guys
that took part, sick cars or not, I hope to see you guys at the
next one, but this time around I really did expect more cars and
more well known names.
I know a few of the guys are in the process of prepping their
cars for the national event this weekend, so I can’t blame
them. But if this regional series is going to be a success we
need the backing and support from ALL the local drifters.
It begs the question: Will this happen again for round 2? Will
the bigger guys who compete on a national level take the safe
option and save their car for the national series instead of risking
it for a regional one? Time will tell, but I do hope I am pleasantly
surprised at the next SupaDrift regional event.
It wasn’t very long till I found myself back at the drag
strip. It’s a recipe that has worked well since its inception.
Every event without fail, you find masses of street races and
their fans arriving in droves. We need more… I want more!
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