03 May 2013 | By: XS Promotions | Photos: Dave Nisbet Photography

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South Africa’s first drifting championship, slides in to Port Shepstone this May.

Over 45 of South Africa’s top drivers will be making their way to the Dezzi Raceway in Port Sheptone on the
11th of May, to compete in the AutoTrader SupaDrift Series. The Port Shepstone stop will be the third-round of the
nine-stop national series. It will be the first time KZN will be hosting this championship, which is in its inaugural year.
The event is set to thrill visitors with a bigger pool of drivers and better level of drifting from the club-level competitions
that took place last year. This is thanks to three of South Africa’s biggest drifting clubs joining forces to form one,
Motor Sport South Africa endorsed, championship. “The decision to create one national series was such a positive
move for the sport of drifting in South Africa. This year we’ll see the first national champion crowned. AutoTrader has
been the presenting sponsor for the past 4 years, and we’re very proud to be part of the action.” said AutoTrader’s
Angie Lynch.

Local father and son power team Shane and Desmond Gutzeit from Port Shepstone, will be competing alongside
championship leader Tim Stephens; as well as the youngest driver in the competition, 19-year old Jason Webb. The
only female driver Clare Vale will be making her debut in the series this year, making this one of the most action
packed stops yet.

The stellar driver line-up is complimented with an equally thrilling new track. “There’s a blind entry and blind corner on
the new Dezzie Raceway – it’s arguably the most technically challenging drive in the country” said Chevrolet’s
Tim Hendon.

Drivers and their teams have spent the last month preparing their vehicles for this challenging event. Webb had this to
say: “We have changed a substantial amount of things in our Monster Energy 200SX. The drop down in the S bend is
tricky due to the decline, so suspension set-up is crucial. Plus now that we are running down at the coast, the engine
power gains about 5% extra, so a good oil change from Liqui Moly is vital”.

And if this isn’t enough, plenty more activities are planned to keep the family entertained all day. Here’s a hint at
what’s in store - Liqui Moly will be giving away 10 hampers worth R500 each to lucky participants in their event

All that’s left, is to make sure your hair is brushed, lads, as the AutoTrader SupaDrift Series crew will be filming the
whole event for broadcast on the Ignition Channel.


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