Part 1 demo
Part 2 Drifting
Part 3 Sun Demo
Part 4 Street Bike Free Style
Part 5 Top 16 Driver Parade
Part 6 tsuiso
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Part 1 demo
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
It has been a fun part of my participation on Formula Drift Singapore.
To be the coordinator to handle the Stunt show with Mattie Griffin from Ireland. He is a nice guy to work with and hang too. His riding skill are amazing. Low speed control is damn good. And he dared to play with the drift car in the mist of it. We did a challenge between his riding skill against the drifters to make a more entertaining show and a bit of an attitude by all. We had Jane wiht the single car donut , Johan, Michael in the two car twin donut, Yoong as sual with his trademark Rodeo and myself in the show.
I did my usual Human cone with Yoong and then I did it with the bike while he was doing a donut on one wheel. Have to look for some of the videos for it especially when I did the stunt with him using yellow smoke tyres. They were good to drive on and fun for all to watch.
On Satarday we did the Formula Drift USA stunt called Flip the Bitch but then in Singapore had to call it Flip the 370Z.
We had Ariff as the first drifter out to do it. Followed by Tony Angelo then Yoong. I has wanted to be last to watch what the other were going to do with Ariff trying to show some drifting in the car before trying to get it park in the box.
Yoong was almost in the box too but the handbrake is in a funny spot that most had an interesting time trying to get it to work for them.
I got it in the box on all my try which resulted in them making the box smaller but it was ok. The gap was still pretty big to fit in. However, once hte car is in the wind blew the boxes down....the girls in the car were having a blast too doing thr stunt with us in the shotgun seat....kakakaka
This year after much anxiety, I was in the Best 16 as well. Am glad the car came back in one piece this time round too, well almost except for a crack fender due to a few cones that I clipped. Oh well better than concrete walls.
De javu is never good when trying to practice getting you lines right, but the tandem with Tan Tat Wei was fun and interesting. Kept it close for the show as I knew my lines were not going to be as clean but turn out well for a good show.
Time to practice long outer clipping zones rather than clipping point now for the next round in the Fromula Drift series 2009.
Will try to look for some video and more pic soon
Drift fans continue to show their support for the sport
Singapore, 5 July 2009 – In front of more than 4,000 ardent drift fans, the best drifters from all over Asia came together to pit their skills against each other and put on an enthralling show for everyone who was at the event this weekend.
Hosted at the Changi Exhibition Centre, 37 drift drivers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand came out to put their pedal to the metal in the two-day event this year where the spotlight shone on the top amateur drivers in the region. The Formula DRIFT USA official judges Andy Yen and Tony Angelo focused on the action as they watched out not for the drivers’ finishing time but rather their skill and showmanship of executing swift car manoeuvres that entertain crowds.
After the qualifying rounds which determined the top 16 drivers based on scores by the official judges, the competitors went head-to-head in pairs in the tandem battles. From the round of 16, the field was cut down to eight before the last four drivers headed to the semi-finals.
The Malaysians came out strong today to take all three podium positions with Tengku Djan leading the pack and improving on his performance here last year. Tengku Djan came in second place in 2008 amongst some of the big boys from the Formula DRIFT USA at the event here last year. He faced competition from another Malaysian Joham Morman Azam in the final round but Tengku Djan showed his experience by performing a tight round while Azam struggled to keep up with him.
Tengku Djan said after his win, “I would like to thank all the sponsors for making this event possible because without them, we would not have this opportunity here. I would also like to thank my wife-to-be because she is my biggest supporter and helps me drive better. It is always great to be able to share experiences with other drivers and I am so happy to do well here in Singapore.”
Tengku Djan’s fellow countrymen Azam and Ariff Johanis, both driving for Team Goodyear, took home the second and third place respectively. Johanis’ wife, Jane Cheah, the only female in the competition, narrowly missed qualifying for the final 16 tandem battles as she came in 17th amongst the field of male drivers.
Mr Marcus Lim, General Manager of Binter & Co. Mr Lim and Technical Consultant for the event this year said, "We are so excited that the fans have returned this year to continue to support the event. We hoped to offer fans a more intimate experience so that they could have a better connection with the drivers and together with our partners, ESPN STAR Sports, Traffic Police of Singapore, Goodyear and Nissan, the spectators really got to enjoy the thrills of the sport today. It is really great to know that we have not only been able to bring this exciting sport to the public, but also create a platform for drivers in the region to hone their skills which will hopefully propel them to a higher level of competition."
The event this year also featured stunt biker Mattie Griffin from Ireland who entertained the spectators in between the competition rounds as the drivers worked on getting their cars ready to rev up. Visitors to Formula DRIFT ProAm Series 2009 were also treated to a carnival atmosphere of not only photos and autographs sessions with all the drivers but also an up close look at each of the competing cars at the paddocks and one of only two Ford GT40s in Singapore.
Harvey Davis, the Vice-President of ESPN STAR Sports Events Management Group, said, "ESPN STAR Sports is proud to have become part of the successful Formula DRIFT ProAm Series and we hope to continue to help build the sport of drifting in the region. With our expertise in sports events management and our regional outreach, we believe that partnering with Binter & Co as well as all the other parties involved in the event will only boost the profile of the sport and to bring it to a greater audience. I want to thank everyone who has shown their support in growing the motorsports scene in Singapore and we cannot wait till the next Formula DRIFT event!”
After the event, Andy Yen, the official Formula DRIFT USA judge, remarked, “We were so happy to be able to come back this year to see the amazing improvement by some of the drivers and we are sure that the sport of drifting will continue to grow here. We look forward to returning again very soon and also to seeing some of the faces today competing with our boys in the US.”
ENCLOSURES – ANNEX A: RESULTS
Top 16 Qualifiers
No. Driver Country Car Number Score Top Speed
1 Tan Tat Wei Malaysia 5 87.2 87.6
2 Tengku Djan Malaysia 12 82 71.2
3 Ariff Johanis Malaysia 18 74.5 74.5
4 Lim Zee King Malaysia 2 73.5 74.5
5 Ivan Lau Malaysia 59 63 72
6 Jansen Tan Singapore 57 54 67.8
7 Ee Yoong Chern Malaysia 33 52.1 68.5
8 Nakorn Cotraviwat Thailand 89 52 7.7
9 Johan Morman Azam Malaysia 3 47.7 75.3
10 Nazrul Afifi Malaysia 46 46.7 67.1
11 Kevin Rajoo Malaysia 17 44 78.3
12 Mervyn Nakamura Malaysia 28 41 73.8
13 James Tang Hong Kong 39 41 79.1
14 Shah Yusoff Singapore 15 41 78.9
15 Rhenadi Arinton Indonesia 27 39.7 70.3
16 Sean Khoo Malaysia 23 38.2 70.1
No. Driver Country Car Number
1 Tengku Djan Malaysia 12
2 Johan Morman Azam Malaysia 3
3 Ariff Johanis Malaysia 18
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Sunday, June 28, 2009
Sean and I will be representing Binter in the upcoming Formula Drift Pro Am Singapore, though we will be in different tyre brands. Sean will be running Kumho Tires, whereas I will be running under Team Goodyear Racing.
The event will take place at the Changi Airshow Grounds on the 4th and 5th of July. 36 drifters will be participating, of which 22 are from Malaysia. Expect the usual suspects. Concrete wall here we come!
We'll be giving out goodies during the autograph session. Catch us there!
Visit www.formuladrift.com.sg for more info.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Great captures from the first nite race at GRA
Yoong finish 2nd in class...all in good fun since we decided on the eve of the event to go play since we were having a bit of a free time.
He was flying to set times and I was actually "flying"...thanks to Andy for a such a nice catch
Monday, January 12, 2009
Yoong finish 4th in the championship and I finish 13th.
Not too bad considering the R32 was stock standard with a RB20 and the S13 with only a turbo change.
With the possibility of Formula Drift coming to town, might have to start testing bigger tyres and training more to get accurate and bring up speed and angle more with competition getting tougher and tougher as well as more and more cars are running NOS these days.
Picture later as having uploading problems