For the second consecutive year, Carnival City plays host to the final showdown in the hotly contested Supadrift Series. Some of the most daring drivers will convene there on 28 and 29 September 2018 to test their mettle in the season finale. “This is extreme motor sport action at it very best. Expect fast cars, roaring engines and exhilarating skidding that will leave you gasping for breath. The Supadrift Series has great spectator value,” says Michelle Smith, Carnival City’s Marketing Manager.
According to Mikey Skelton, XS Promotions Marketing Director and Co-Founder of the SupaDrift Series, competition in the 2018 Championship is stiff.
“Expect some close tandems and some insane driving right up to the prize giving. This year’s Championship is probably the most tightly contested ever. It’s going to set the precedent for next season.”
Monster Energy-sponsored Jason Webb, who has won four out of four Supadrift events so far, sets the benchmark for the finals. But, with talented drivers such as KwaZulu-Natal driver, Gavin Puren, in the mix, anything can happen. He says he knows he has to make it count on the blacktop on the 29th (competition day).
Other drivers like Zanil Satar, who stand a chance to be on the podium after the final event explains: “No-one can afford to rest, it’s the most competitive drift season yet and anything can happen. The current track layouts are so challenging and therefore we will have to be on point to impress the judges and keep the competition at bay.”
Eric ‘the VIKING’ van Eyssen has also rocked the drift boat this year and is pushing hard for a podium finish in his S14 Nissan 2JZ powered beast; “It all comes down to the final race, everyone has something to prove; especially those vying for Championship wins and those wanting to keep their sponsors happy for a 2019 deal,” says the Viking.
The event also stages the Riaz Alibhai Cup, a trophy given to the winner of the day’s event in memory of a once talented and fierce competitor. Riaz and his nephew Aqil passed away in a tragic motor vehicle accident in 2015.
Tickets are available at the door at R100 for adults and R50 for children. For live tweet updates, stay tuned to @supadrift (twitter) or stream the event LIVE via http://www.supadrift.co.za/watch-live.html. For more information visit www.supadrift.co.za or follow the series on Facebook.