Smoke, burnt rubber and wailing tyres. Just a few things you'll experience if you spent a day at a drift event. And this year's Formula Drift Singapore did not disappoint.
Photos: Joel Tam
Organized by ESPN STAR Sports’ (ESS) Event Management Group and powered by Nissan, Formula Drift Singapore was held at the F1 Pit Building, with a record showing of 42 drivers from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand. This marked the first time any drift competition was held on a Formula 1 track.
Representing Singapore were Ivan Lim, Jansen Tan, Adam Toh, Shah Yusoff, Lim Chien Wei, Jason Tan and Winston Ang. Malaysia’s Tengku Djan returned, successfully defending his title as he took the top spot this year once again.
Nissan Silvia S15s or S13s with S15 front-conversions all a common weapon of choice in the 'world of sideways'.
Goodyear Singapore's Holden GTO driven by Daniel Woolhouse. Check out the wild camber on the front wheels!
Battling it out!
Boostzone's Nissan 180SX (S13) showed a great effort.
Nope, this ain't a Skyline. It's a Nissan A31 Cefiro. Damn I miss that car on our roads.
Broken bumpers a common occurrence in drifting.
New Zealand's Daniel 'Fanga Dan' Woolhouse finished a respectable 3rd place.
Falken Stamford/Garage R's Jansen Tan did a good 2 runs with New Zealand's Daniel Woolhouse. But the Kiwi was just more aggressive and went on to claim a podium finish.
Felix Lim in yet another Falken Stamford/Garage R car.
My favourite car, a baby blue Mazda RX-7 FD driven by Malaysian Lim Kim Wan for ISC Toyo