The Su­paDrifters are com­ing to Dezzi’s at month end, while the spin­ners are plan­ning a world record.

The Witness - Wheels - - FRONT PAGE - AL­WYN VILJOEN

THE first round of Supadrift’s 2018 sea­son started in Jo­han­nes­burg this past week­end, with 23 driv­ers ar­riv­ing from all over South Africa to com­pete.

While the cars’ front sus­pen­sions are highly mod­i­fied, only pro­duc­tion cars that had at least 600 units built in their model year can com­pete.

These pro­duc­tion cars must be con­structed by a ma­jor ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­turer and cur­rently/pre­vi­ously avail­able as a ho­molo­gated and fac­tory avail­able ve­hi­cle.

In the hotly con­tested Top 16, KZN’s Shane Gutzeit had to re­tire with a bro­ken gear­box while Zein Hus­sein seized his mo­tor, hand­ing the win to Adam She­fer — but at the cost of She­fer’s front end.

Ja­son Webb pushed his Roush Mus­tang to a win, fol­lowed by Jim Mcfar­lane in his Achilles Tyres Nis­san 350Z and Chris Long from Cape Town

The week­end’s Supadrift se­ries opener claimed its share of drama, with a num­ber of driv­ers suf­fer­ing from me­chan­i­cal is­sues be­fore the event even got un­der way. Most man­aged to re­pair their me­chan­i­cal prob­lems, but Mikey Skel­ton and David Rae had to re­tire with en­gine fail­ure.

The sec­ond Supadrift round will be held at the Polok­wane Race­way on June 1-2, fol­lowed by the third round at Dezzi Race­way on the KZN south coast on June 29-30.

PHOTO: SUPADRIFT

Ja­son Webb pushed his Roush Mus­tang (left) to a win at Car­ni­val City over the week­end.

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