The other day I drove down to Dan/Jan‘s place to pick up a few bits for my Laurel. As it was a weekend and he wasn’t drifting, there was only one other place he’d be: under/above/around some form of old Nissan. At the time, he was aligning his girlfriend Jaime‘s S13 with an assortment of string and axle stands, while she repaired her front bumper after a recent incident at a Drift Elite day.
After what was a sensational season opener, I had every intention of making it to the second round of the rejuvenated and revitalised British Drift Championship. In the end, I was only able to attend day two of the event at Teesside Autodrome but this meant that I would at least be able to catch the Pro class and Drift Games mini-event in person.
In the run up to the round, the most prominent concern I had was that Round 2 wouldn’t be able to build upon (or at least maintain) the huge in-roads that Round 1 made with regards pushing the championship to a whole new level. While the custom built circuit in Rockingham’s Outer Paddock was a newcomer to the calendar, Teesside Autodrome once played host to the first ever British Drift Championship event nine years ago and, as such, it has a much larger drift event repertoire at which to look back on when comparing the events of today. Call it nostalgia if you will but, there were many drivers on the grid who will remember the less competitive and more relaxed nature of past events held here.
In hindsight though, I needn’t have worried about anything
Some footage I filmed of Alex‘s S14 in action at Sunday’s round of the 2017 BDC at Teesside Autodrome. It’s a real shame that the GoPro’s spot meter wasn’t able to cope with the extreme sunlight during his qualifying run; every other bit of footage was absolutely fine! I’m sure the video clip would be much more dramatic if you could see the clipping points and walls that Alex was aiming for. Ah well, next time eh.
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