NOTHING WAS SAFE FROM A SOLID HELI BEING THROWN DOWN
And perhaps one of the most prestigious titles for both factions, Adens Tyres Heli King, proved to be a hard-on-the-gear slog for everybody. Wall slaps, blowouts, breakages, and deadass tyres: nothing was safe from a solid heli being thrown down. Brett Smith would see it through to the end with multiple crowd-roaring efforts in his ‘WRXH8A’ Evo VI.
Over in the Luxxio Show and Shine, Top Mitsubishi went to Kosta Paea in the ‘2MAORI’ rear-wheel-drive-converted Evo VI, and Top Subaru was claimed by Russell Clarke’s ‘D4EMON’ widebody WRX. However, everyone was chasing the coveted prize of Street Master, which was eventually awarded to Thomas Briggs with his Evo III. “He was just hammering his car all day,” explained Guy, “smashing the race sessions, strong in the drags, hitting the pad for the helis. He used the event to its fullest.”
And while there may still be a few diehard fans out there loyal to their cause, these days, it’s more of a friendly bit of competition that sees a hefty dose of banter thrown back and forth. There are no rumbles and no hatred, just a good time coming together over a shared interest. But don’t think for a second that the cars don’t get driven just as hard as they always have been.