RELEASE: DRIFT CITY 10 APRIL 2016
04 April 2016 | Press release by: Drift City
smoke. The sweet smell of racing fuel. High powered lumps
of metal and carbon fiber. That alone is usually enough to
ignite the spark in the heartsof
most hardened petrolheads. So now that I have your attention
allow me to explain just how incredible DRIFTCity will be,
and just how it is unique when you compare it to any local
motorsport event you may have attended. DRIFTCity
essentially takes two of motorsports most exciting and visually
appealing genres, namely drifting and gymkhana and merges
them to bring you an overwhelming spectacle of high powered,
sideways sliding smoke machines.
These weapons of tyre destruction will be piloted by some
of Cape Towns most talented drivers who will go head to head
on a mirrored course. Each driver will compete on a level
playing field having to negotiate their way around obstacles,
through high speed clipping zones and finally ending up in
the finishing box. The drivers will be judged on the time
they took to finish the course. Any infringements they may
have incurred will be added on to their time as a penalty.
Here is the twist. drivers are encourage to "drift"
the course with a balance of speed and flare. Any driver purposefully
"straight lining the course" will incur a heavy
time penalty. So while it may befaster for drivers to just
mundanely drive around everything it will not be to their
Let's talk about some of the amazing drivers who will be shredding
rubber at Drift City. A large contingent of Cape Town's best
drifters have already signed up to take part in the smoke
fest to find out just who has the skill to take home the inaugural
Drift City crown. One of the locals who will be taking part
is Daniel Blazer who happens to be the 2015 Regional
Supadrift Champion. It will be interesting to see just how
he holds his own against the National
Supadrift Champion Jason Webb. Webb is currently at the tail
end of a knee injury which caused him to miss the final round
of Supadrift 2015.
Doctors have said that he will be good to go for the competition.
The cars that will be sliding at Drift City are a balanced
mix of drift and gymkhana weapons. We will have cars ranging
from slightly modified Nissan 200sx S13's running ca18 motors
right up to 2jz powered Toyota Supras. We are really looking
forward to seeing Noer Asmodien's Nascar powered Nissan Silvia
S15 tear around the course. If you find yourself wanting a
"suicide" ride in one of these mental machines then
Cape Town's Drift Suad will be at Drift City in their very
own little arena offering rides to all of you crazy petrolheads.
We are also really honored have international drift sensation
and European Drift Champion Steve "Baggsy" Biagioni
joining us at Drift City and a guest judge
and commentator. Baggsy will be keeping the crowd properly
informed with his wealth of knowledge and experience in both
drifting and gymkhana.
Don't be fooled into thinking this is all though. DRIFT City
will have plenty of entertainment to ensure that the entire
family is entertained.
See you all on the 10th of April 2016. Gates open at 10am.
Tickets available at Computicket.
more info visit www.driftcity.co.za
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