Wakefield Stadium Drift Round 3
In the land far far away (For us Queenslanders), we have this town called Goulburn, and at this time of the year it has special powers to make our thermometers read in the negatives and wind strong enough to make the clouds look like a time lapse video.
But that has never stopped a drift competition before and it it never will.
I joined Dan Rasell and his family, and our first stop was at Yatala where we met up with the Coulsons and the rest of our drifter buddies
We had some dramas getting down to Goulburn, shortly after leaving Yatala we were stopped by a tipped over semi, and we ventured through the mountains which added 30 minutes to our 14 hour drive. At least we didn’t get lost somewhere in Sydney.
If we had the chance we had a chat to some of the guys that are more local to this track, pretty cool guys out there.
And let the drifting begin!
Levi Clarke was smashing it and having fun till his gearbox broke and was out of the game for a while till one of the locals let him drive their car.
Simon Mercer after feeling pretty ill he managed to shake it just in time and ended up making it just on time, but with more spare time compared to round one.
Unfortunately not everything was as organized as hoped. There were a lot of long hold ups from the organizers stopping the show; either when a tow truck has to bring a car back into the pits, or a car decides to sprout a leak in the lineup, all for safety factor, even though a spun car may be stuck on the last corner and everyone is forced to stop, while on the other hand they let multiple inexperienced drivers go all at the same time to do tandems and write off their cars.
But when it’s time for the Matsuri guys to hit the track, and the pros have to jump off for a bit they still keep drifting.
Us Photographers took a beating from the cold temperature and the additional wind factor without having any sheds or many barriers to prevent some of the wind chill, lucky for Scott Nelson from TPR media came prepared for this harsh weather.
Aurion powered 86?
Most cars didn’t like the cold, and some didn’t like the cold a lot more
Congrats to Tony Harrison for first place and Dan Kenneally coming second.
Before we knew it the competition has already finished and it was time to go our own ways.
More photos can be seen at www.downtofoto.com.au