Once again the Borneo Sports Arena , affectionately known as BSA, plays host to the Borneo Drift Challenger competition. Held at the facilities car park,this drift event had competitors coming from all over east Malaysia.A total of 28 drifters from Tawau, Miri , Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu had made the journey to get the chance to compete with the best drifters in East Malaysia.
For the competition, main organisers Kinabalu Sports car Owners Club (KSOC) and All About Cars had roped in Ee Yoong Chern, Ariff Johanis Ahmad and Azrina Jane Abdullah, all accomplished drifters and experienced judges, to design the track lay out , manage and also to judge the competition.
A unique two point location judging system were used , where two judges were placed at the traditional judging point and also one on the course. This allows the judges to get a wider perspective of the whole competition thus eliminating the chances of judging error.
This two day event had the drifters pushing their limits on the fairly high speed technical course. A high speed 3rd gear entry course were laid out, which was a new experience to a large number of the drifters which saw them struggling initially but soon got the hang of it towards the end of the first day.
Crowd favorite Ms Nicole Ngu literally stood head over heels to grab the title from 15 other girls in the pageant.
M7 being one of the official sponsor of the event , made it’s presence known in Kota Kinabalu by having a section , selling their products which included their Drive energy drink.
Day two saw the drifters returning with more aggression during practice, knowing that soon will be the qualifying round which will lead to the head to head tandem runs.
Thankfully the weather held as it threatened to shower numerous of times and we saw Teh Soo Jin crowned as the victor of the event after defeating local Kinabalu drifter Bob Mohd Syarin on a close battle. Sharing the podium in third was Ah Heng from KSOC.