Round 2 of IDC was held in Punchestown. As always my favourite track of the year. Its so fast, the walls are so close and oh so very hard! As is becoming the fashion here lately there was a practice day on the Friday, I unfortunately couldn’t make it due to work commitments. Due to a few other commitments I missed most of Saturdays action also. I did get in pro practice and also most of the top 32.
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Punchestown Ireland had its second drift event this year after Prodrift ran here in late May. The track layout was very similar but with different clipping points and a different finish.Read More
So, where did we leave this off? Oh yeah. The event was rad. Qualifying was intense and unpredictable, and a brilliant Top 16 was the result. You can read Part I here, and when you’ve done that, make the jump!
The weekend just gone has seen two major events happen in Punchestown, Ireland. Firstly Prodrift round 2, secondly sun shine. We don’t get sunshine here all too often. Temperatures even hit a high of 27°C (80°F)! Now to folks in the US that may not seem very high but last week our high was 15°C (59°F). These two factors resulted in some great drifting and lots of sun burn.
Here is a nice little shot of Paul McCarthy showing how sunny it was and also how good an E36 M3 engine looks with no air box.
Check out Neil Sheehan‘s awesome video from ProDrift’s first round of the championship in the Co. Clare town of Ennis. I won’t be making it to many rounds of ProDrift this year but that doesn’t mean our OMGdrift fans should suffer! Neil is Mr.Juicebox so go check out his site if you haven’t already.Read More
This weekend saw the start of the Prodrift 2012 5 round season. I headed to Clare Marts in Ennis to a custom built track for round 1. Saturday started off with over 70 cars for the amateur and semi pro groups.
Adrian Walsh, a former pro who hasn’t competed in an event in a few years was back with his SR20 AE86. This is one well setup car with a more than capable driver. He spent the day making everyone wonder why he ever stopped competing.
Monday the 9th saw the first event to be run by Superdrift. As with last week, I was back in Watergrasshill, but this time the weather wasn’t great. Heavy rain all morning had put a real dampener on the mood, but with this being the last practice day before Prodrift kicks off next weekend, it was the last chance for a few pros to test out their cars.Read More
Hella late I know but something for the up and coming drift season especially with Formula D LBC happening as we speak!
Sunday just gone I was at Driftfest for a practice day. Turn out was much quieter and by all accounts far better than the last event which has just become known for having way too many cars.
As this is really the preseason and a practice day, not all cars were finished. This is John “Boost” Hickey in full flight with a rather famous AE86 which should be looking a bit better for itself at some point.
This weekend I went to Driftfest in Watergrasshill. Driftfest run practice rounds and will be running a competition series later in the year.
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