After my first ever comp

After the Stadium Drift event I got to know the guys from All Type crash and started doing practice days with them. I learnt so much from following Hayden (driver of R32) was a big eye opener driving with someone with a lot more experience/skill then myself.

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But then disaster struck and my Forged CA broke a ring land πŸ™ All I could think was more $$$$. So I put a lot of thought into it and decided to put a RB25 in the SIL80. Spent all my savings and Christmas holidays getting the parts and stuff ready for my good mate Simon to put the motor in and wire it all up for me. Simon has been drifting for close to 9 years and is very experienced mechanical wise, Thx Simon

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We didn’t change any suspension parts or anything, I couldn’t wait to test it out.
And sure enough it was everything and more then I was expecting πŸ˜€ was insane
I took the car down to the guys at Turbo Tune and the Speed Lab, Had Jeff and the guys check the car over and had a quick tune up. Made a solid 210rwkw with a sh*t load more torque then the CA ever made πŸ˜€

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How it all started

I think I was around 15 years old when I first seen the sport “drifting”. It was at a mate’s house and I didn’t understand it at first.

1 month later I went to my first Practice day to watch it live, my god it was the best thing I ever did πŸ˜€

I never knew so many people would be interested in this type of thing, so I knew I had to give it a try myself.

The next 2 to 3 years of hard saving bought my first drift car, a Nissan SIL80 with a mild CA18DET. The car had been setup very well so it was a good starting point for me.

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The first time I went out to a Practice Drift Day @ Mallala Raceway the motor let go, was a great start to my new hobby πŸ™‚ soon after I had a fresh Rebuilt forged CA built by Turbo Tune, Also had the car Tuned by my local and loyal Tuner Jeff from The Speed Lab. The car was now making a solid 200rwkw.

The second time I went out with the new fresh motor I crashed the car on my first lap πŸ™ most people would have given up by now but I had a weird feeling that wouldn’t let me give up just yet. So now I have a bent up SIL80 and next to no money to fix it.

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I hunted around looking for the right Crash Shop, Sure enough I was recommended to All Type Crash. Sure enough the Blokes from All Type Crash were into drifting themselves, owning a Tough R32 Skyline.

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After a long chat about me crashing my car I had the car down to them and fixed in no time πŸ˜€

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All Fixed πŸ˜€
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So Now I’ve spent ALOT of money on the car and I still hadn’t even gone through 1 set of tyres ha ha, but the main thing for me was it was a S**T load of fun πŸ˜€ I really couldn’t get enough of it.

There was a new event coming up and I was keen as hell to get back out driving again but wasn’t sure if I was ready for a comp yet. But I took the chance and thought why not, the event was new to everyone so no one had an advantage. It was called Stadium Drift and was held at Adelaide International Raceway. I was nervous as all hell as there is a concrete wall all around the out side of the track πŸ™ but had my new mates from All Type Crash cheering me on as well as all my mates.

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The night turned out insane, was the best fun I had ever had and I couldn’t get enough of it. Think I ended up coming second to last but dang I was having fun πŸ™‚

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