#DDC Diemax Drift Challenge

This year we are supporting the Diemax Drift Challenge series at the Adrian Flux Arena, with the NADT and our friends from north of the border Diemax Precision Engineering Ltd.

The Diemax Drift Challenge is a 3 round series which has a cash prize fund of £1000: –

1st – £500,
2nd – £250
3rd – £150
4th – £100

The dates for each round are:
Rd 1 Feb 25th
Rd 2 May 20th
Rd 3 August 26th

This is a challenge series so we will be running the tried and tested practice comp format from 2016.

Details below:


Gates will open at 7am. Track will run from 9am till 5pm with 2 breaks for judged run briefing and battle briefing, challenge starts from 6pm till finish.
ALL DRIVERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND BRIEFING AT 8.30AM AT EACH EVENT.

Tyre van will be available at each round. Supply/fit/disposal £5 per tyre.

Prize money and Grand Final trophies kindly donated by our great friends the Donnelly’s and Diemax Engineering.

Sponsors for Trophies for top 4 at all 3 rounds:
The TYRE BAY at King’s Lynn
Rude-Motorsport
Panda Automotive.
Whats it all about you might ask….

Many thanks to everyone for the shares for this challenge series.
PLEASE note that this is a series put together for those that have no or little experience of drift competition, therefore giving drivers the chance to see if they like it before spending massive amounts of money to enter some of the major drift series.
The track is designed to give some speed, some clipping points and the chance to ”chase” in twin battle format, so there is no ”door on door action” as such, its not encouraged to ”take the door mirror off” but to twin drift close but not to the point of damage.
The practice comps have been fantastic and the level of driving on a par with any other championship (just a bit slower maybe) however rubbin is racing and sadly damage can occur even on a normal track day,but we strongly set the rules and judging so that there is minimal chance of upsetting anyone or damage……

So with this in mind, see you all there, oh and technology permitting the whole series will be on LIVESTREAM via the drift365livestream page.

G.

 

1200 likes on Facebook, Comp Time!

So we have hit the big 1200 likes on our Facebook Page and as promised i will launch the competition tonight.  Its a simple question and answer. To enter just add a comment to this post and on this Sunday 8th January 2017 i will pick a winner to receive a Drift365/Balckbird Media Goodie Bag.  Which includes a selection of vinyl graphics, a NADT Beenie, a Blackbird Media Mug and of course the bag. Also which is yet to be made the first ever Tee Shirt from “The Drift” brand which is due to be released later this month.

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So the question is : Our good friends from north of the border The Donnellys have taken part in the British Drift Campionship in many cars, last year was this powerful Nissan S15, what i would like to know is its current BHP?

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Don`t forget answers in the comment section on this post please.

NADT Go West

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Out and about seems the norm for the Norfolk Arena Drift Team, every adventure brings something new and unexpected to the table.  This time its way out west to North Wales and Angelsey.  The British Drift Championship series wraps up in style at the scene of round 5 with its own self-imaged free for all of Drift Matsuri.  Grassroot, Pro-Am and Pro classes either make the voyage or land haul to the Angelsey Circuit for two days of high-octane fuelled fun and motorsport mayhem.  Seemed a fitting backdrop for the rebirth of the Ford Pop 100E after its period of dormancy.  Malcolm Foskett and his loyal team forged a burning path from east to west to participate in the weekends last gasp of BDC action.

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The two days consisted of drifting sessions over three tracks all of which combined to make up the complete Angelsey circuit.  The large hairpin was what seemed the introduction corner, whatever your skill this was a great place to start, a wide open long sweeping bend with plenty of straight at the entry and exit.  The uphill was a step further in the hair-brained drifter.  A long twisting track with left and right handers with uphill blind bends and snappy straights tested the skilled drivers wanting a challenge.  The final circuit was the high-speed long straights and wide open bends of the BDC track used in round five.  High powered cars usually running flat-out in second or third gears for the need for that elusive fourth gear.  A great friend and current shared holder of the Mark Callf Challenge Cup, Stu Farley provided great entertainment for the team with energetic flat-out entries of the hill circuit to full-bore fourth gear 80mph 90 degree entries of the speed circuit.  350bhp in a custom Nissan S14 provided transportation along with the small but perfectly formed 1959 100E.  An engine replacement has seen this little gem of a race car reborn, to put its place back on the map of the NADT scene.  Its track of choice was the hairpin.  Slightly underpowered but never holding back its presence was certainly felt and never missed.  Passenger rides a plenty, NADT team members, pro drivers and BDC staff all felt the fozzy experience on track.  It held out well, a few minor tweaks during the day but never a dull moment.

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Matsuri is a parting farewell for 2015 BDC season.  A chance for all to drift their hearts out.  All types of four-wheeled madness came to the party, some with their party clothes on ready for the evenings floodlight battles.  Cars came to unwind ready for that important winter rebuild, some to retire but all for a good time.  If you have ever witnessed the small-scale drift scene you would be surprise by the amount of tyres destroyed every hour.  Delam and wasted rubber littered the tyre services area.  The guys at work seemed at a constant pace to recycle the rims and rubber so all could get maximum seat-time. Never once did they let up.

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The track itself I am told is underused but not having witnessed many pure racing circuits in my time this is high on the list of developed and landscaped sites I have seen.  Its layout and design are the perfect mix of long straights, tight hairpins and long sweeping bends.  Testing and challenging but not impossible.  Also the backdrop is truly breath-taking.  Perched on the coast, long scenic cliff tops and waves crashing on the shores below set the impressive picture to a well matched circuit.  Possibly its only negative is the location, awe-inspiring as it is, it’s just a little of a haul to get to but so worth it in the end.

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Drift365 presents the D365 ClipChallenge & Twin Battles

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 Swaffham Raceway.

On the evening of the 31st October Drift365 supported by NADT and Cunninghams Autos bring the first ever D365 ClipChallenge and Twin Battles to the racetrack

These are in addition to the already popular RunTheWall events at Swaffham.

They will comprise of :

The D365 ClipChallenge

Entry £5

Booking through the normal channels of booking with Minnie @

https://www.facebook.com/events/958170207576625/

From 3.00pm you can practice as much as you want but when you are ready notify a marshal and then you will have 3 laps to run, these will then be scored on 2 outer clips and 2 inner clips.

Be Lucky.

The D365 Twin Battles

Entry £5

Booking through the normal channels of booking with Minnie @

https://www.facebook.com/events/958170207576625/

Once the days events are completed then the twin battles will commence. Like many national events these will be based on a top 16/32 (depending upon the amount entered) knockout battles.  All will be judged.

In addition to these 2 events race numbers will be implemented to clearly identify the individuals during the evening. To obtain your unique vinyl graphic for the event and race number(which will be assigned on the day) please use the email below to register your interest.  You must also remember to book with Minnie as normal and declare your interest in one or both of the events.

Trophies are awarded to the top 3 in both events on the night.

EMAIL ADDRESS TO REGISTER FOR RACE NUMBERS:

drift365blog@gmail.com

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