This years championship starts slightly earlier than it ever has done before which means a little bit less time over the winter to get the cars ready for the years competitions. For me, because the car finished last year reliable there wasn’t too much that needed doing to get ready for this year which was a bonus as my partner and I had a baby late last year which took up most of our time.
The track layout at Driftland was awesome and allowed for some close twinning and having the concrete wall to rub was added bonus. Seeing the track layout I thought the Soarer might struggle with it being a technical track it actually worked really well.
A new year, new cars, new drivers and new organisers running the British Drift Championship in the way of Brian Egan and his team from IDC. With this they bring us, the drivers new challenges in a bid to push the BDC higher and further within the sport. For me the off season required a new engine as my old one failed at its final outing of last year, the guys at GBH Motorsport have built a forged 1JZ coupled with a BMW e46 M3 gearbox. This means a power improvement from 347bhp to 632bhp and with the BMW gearbox shifting gears should be easier to.
Wayne Keeber, driver of the Landsail Toyota Soarer, gives us a run down of his weekend at Round 3 of the British Drift Championship.