Drift­ing around the Hole

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

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.

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