Monthly Archives: November 2009

G1 EXTREME DRIFT COMP, Round 3 2009

Hey all,

one Week after the final VICDRIFT Round i was off to Mallala Raceway to the final round of the G1 Extreme Drift series for 2009. The car still had the issue from the VICDRIFT round and we could not work out the problem.

This was not going to stop me from trying to take the G1 Extreme Drift Series out though. Sitting in 3rd place for the series i was fair excited. Took the car down to the Speed Lab for a check up and then of to Adelaide Radial for a much needed wheel alignment. The car was now set for a good days thrashing.

The comp was on Saturday and only started at 12pm. Gave me enough time to get more then a couple hours sleep the night before haha.

Rolled into Mallala Raceway and unloaded the car. Got everything ready and went out for a quick shake down. The car felt great but had lost alot of lock. This was due to me trying a new castor setting and didnt think about putting more toe out in the car.

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Knowing im a few points behind James Mardle and Simon Podlewski in the series points i had to make it into the top of the field for Qualifying.

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Smashing a near perfect run on my first Qualifying run i went all out on my second run.

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I was going all out and then on the final corner of the track i held it flat and then noticed i had no more play in the steering 🙁 The lock had run out and i slowly went around. My first run was equal to Simon Podlewski in the CTS car with a 89ea and they had to go by our second qualifying run to split us. Seeing as i spun out Simon got first Qualifying spot and i got 2nd. I was still stoked with this result and couldnt wait to hit up some battles 🙂

Also noticed i have a major Fan now. Made sure i went and signed the banner. Looks damn cool eh??

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My first battle was against Ben Nash in the A31 Ceffy. Was a close battle and ended up winning 14 – 6.

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I was then up against the scando king Michael Drinkwater in the crazy SR powered R32 skyline. Was an extremly close battle with Michael giving me a love tap on the first turn 🙂 The score ended up being 13 – 7 my way.

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I was now in the Top 4 and funny enough the top 4 in the series had all made it to the top 4. Now knowing even if i had won i would still place 3rd in the series i still wanted to give it my all to make that top spot.

I was up against the crazy quick Adam May in the Lewis Engines R33 Skyline. This car is extremly quick with around 400rwkw and running Toyo R1R’s. I knew i had to drive the pants of my car to even be close to Adam.

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After the first run we were called for a re-run. It was the craziest battle ive ever had. Trying to keep up with a complete monster was just awesome fun.

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We were then ask to do another Re-run due to the judges not being able to split us apart. It was so much fun i didnt mind if we kept going all night haha. we both went in for new tyres and came out again for the 3 re-run. I was chasing May and as soon as we got to the straight he just took off. Left me for dead. As i came into turn 1 after the straight my car cut out 🙁 lcuky for me May had spun in front of me and i slowly drifted around turn 2 with the car cutting out badly.

Got back to the start line and needed to pit to fine this issue as i had a 10 – 0 lead in the scores against May. As i came into the pits i had 20 family and friends flat out working on the car trying to sort the issue out. I didnt even have to get out of the car. We couldnt find anything wrong so we just hoped for the best and went back out. I finished off the battle with Adam on my arse the whole way around Mallala in one of the best battles ive had. I won 16 – 11 in the end.

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I was now in the battle for top spot against James Mardle. We had a small chat before and wished each other good luck. James is a extremly awesome driver and has been in the game for 8 years or more. I coudlnt wait to battle him, this was the 3rd time i had battled James this year and was keen to make sure i won this one 🙂

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The battle was close but i took the win witha 12 – 8 my way

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I was the Winner on the day with James Mardle in 2nd spot, Adam May beat Simon Podlewski for 3rd place.

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Have to say a Massive thanks to all my Mates and Family who helped out on the day to make sure the car was 110% and always had fresh rubber on it 😉 we still arnt sure what the cutting out issue is but it didnt come back 🙂

C. Helps Metalworks
TurboTune
The Speed Lab
All Type Crash
Adelaide Radial
Neuton Tyres
Cazman Industries
Jay019.com

And i couldnt finish the day without one hell of a victory burnout

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I finished 3rd place in the series only 30 points away from top spot. Next year im going to be back bigger better and a hell of alot more aggresive 😛

Bring on 2010 G1 Extreme Drift Series
-DriftSquid

P.s. Sorry i dont have footage up YET….. Will be coming in the next couple weeks 😉

the week after i was also in my local Paper with a quick write up from the event 🙂

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VICDRIFT Round 3 *Final round for the year*

Hey all,

November the 1st and its the final round of the VICDRIFT series. With Lee pidwell well in front of me in the championship table. I had to qualify 1st place and finish first place with him coming last haha. So of we went and made the 11 hour trek to Victoria.

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Tap… tap… bang.. bang.. Hurry up i wanna skiddddd lol

the car was still sporting some nice damage from the pile up i was involved in at Oran Park last event

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looks like its crabbing…..? well it was hahaha after the event i had the car wheel aligned and it was running a nice 14mm toe in on the driver side. Still looked nice but 😛

Team mates Hayden Buckham and Scotty Rowe made the long trek over for this round and couldnt wait to put on a good show 🙂

My good mates Benny, Lee and Bones came with me to help support and have a dang good time 😉

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After the long drive we finally rolled into the leisure park the night before the comp

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got the BBQ going and had a few drinks with the Insane Drifters 🙂 good eggs

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I was wide awake at 6am while everyone else was still sleeping *nigel would be at the gates lol* made sure i was ready to roll and 5 mins down the road we were at Winton Raceway. Unpacked the car and made sure it was all ready to go.

The car didnt feel as stable as it always had but that was because i didnt get a wheel alignment after my crash from sydney 🙁 silly me.

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still managed to do a nice smoke show haha

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Ended up qualifing 7th i think, Came up again Tim from the Insane Drifters and had a mad battle 🙂

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Wont he battle and then was up against another Insane Drifter “Agges”. We first took off and i was suppose to lead, after a long drag race to the first corner i notice Agges was not going to let me in front so i let him go after we nearly hit haha. Come back to the start line and he miss understood the call of him suppose to be following. So we ran again and i lead haha. the first battle was too hard to split so a re-run was called. Done the lead run sweet as and then when i was following my car died coming into the scando 🙁 this put me out of the battle and i ended up 6th place for the day.

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fixed the car and took it out for some thrashing after it all

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We were not finished just yet though. We didnt come all this way to go home without having one last fun thrash session. So we went out for team drift and took out the win in style with scotty rowe doing some mad dirt drops on the entry 😉

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We took home a trophy and 1000 zie ties each thansk to the VICDRIFT club.

Overall was a fun weekend and i kept 2nd place in the championship so i come home with 2 trophies 🙂 thanks to everyone involved at VICDRIFT for making such a successful drift championship this year and we cant wait to head over again next year 🙂 bring it!!

Thanks to my supporters also
C Helps Metalworks
All Type Crash
Turbotune
The Speed Lab
Adelaide Radial
Neuton tyres

Cheers
-Squid

P.S. next weekend is the final round of the G1 Extreme Drift Comp @ Mallala Raceway

hey all, Its December and ive finally gto some footage from the event so take a look.. i made it really quick with the time i had on a computer that could do it just…. haha