Drifting around the Hole
THE second round of the Supadrift championship was hosted in Kimberley over the Easter weekend, with 24 cars competing on a wet and rainy day and on a water-logged track.
KZN sent across its delegation in the form of the Puren brothers Gavin and Brendan, Nick Frey and Paolo Gouveia as well as the Port Shepstone-based Carl Werner and Shane Gutzeit.
Gavin struggled to get his Soarer tuned as it had gearbox and clutch issues. He eventually took second place in the Silver Cup and Brendan took the honour of first blood after introducing the back end of his BMW to the walls of MonsterMob — which was repaired in typical drifter fashion with cable ties and duct tape.
Werner, unfortunately, could not compete due to clutch issues, while Dezzi Racing’s Gutzeit qualified in second place. Due to the track’s length, the V8-powered cars had a much easier time of things.
Local drifter Otto Graven dominated from the get go, stomping his authority on the other drivers and showing them that this was literally his back yard. Piloting his awesome Sascar V8-powered monster, he pretty much drove circles around everyone and everything, blinding everyone in clouds of tyre smoke.
It is almost impossible to explain the spectacle of his green S15 unless you’ve heard this machine run, and fans cannot wait to see this car run on other tracks around the country. Supadrift next heads back to Zwartkops Raceway for round three of the series. — sadrift.co.za.
Reigning Supadrift champ Paolo Gouveia from KZN in action in Kimberley at the Easter weekend.