Coming back to round 1 of the Ace Drift Challenge this year, after somewhat dominating the whole of last year’s series, proved to be a bitter sweet experience for me and us as a team. The s13 ,though having a whole year to experiement with, still showed some short comings which was attributed to some set up changes suggested to me late last year. With a solid day of drifting during the first day it was apparent that the set up wasn’t suitable and changes should be made as soon as we got home for this event. This had left me with no choice but to run the car on its current set up for the competition held on the next day.
Qualifying was a bit of a confusing affair as I was unaware that the last two front clipping points were ommited just before our qualifying run. As a result I only managed a 8th qualifying position. My bid for top position was cut short during the best 16 with me hitting the wall during my first tsuiso run…oh well
Jane qualified into the best 32 with a 28th position with her strong qualifying run. During her Top 32 tsuiso run , she gave Weichek a run for his money by forcing her way into a one more time which Weichek had won through the narrowest of margin
Mike Kong also qualified at 29th position and managed to beat his opponent who also happens to be our former student Winston Ang during the Top 32 battle. Mike failed to go past best 16 which earned him 16th overall
9th Ariff Johanis Ahmad Sync Optima Goodyear
16th Mike Kong Sync Optima Wil Power
28th Azrina Jane Sync Optima Goodyear
Video courtesy of Winston Ang of Jane and I during practice day.