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2018 SupaDrift Series Round 1 Drift Report

The 2018 drifting season has official kicked off with Round 1 of the SupaDrift Series in the bag. Drivers from around the country gathered at Carnival City to battle it out on the tarmac, sideways-style.

Drift Report from Round 1 of the 2018 SupaDrift Series from Carnival City

Competitors were separated into the Pro1 and Pro divisions with four drivers competing in Pro1. Jonothan van Essyen took top honours with, new comer Sebastian Rich finishing in 2nd. Trevor Puren rounded off the podium in 3rd.

Drifting action from Round 1 of the 2018 SupaDrift Series from Carnival City
Drifting action from Round 1 of the 2018 SupaDrift Series

The Top 16 was hotly contesting in the Pro division. Although having some mechanical issues in practice, Jason Webb went on to take the top qualification position. Shane Gutzeit had been on form all weekend long but had to retire with a broken gearbox, while Zein Hussein ceased his motor mid-run handing the win to Adam Shefer.

Drifting action at its best from Round 1 of the 2018 SupaDrift Series

Gavin Puren and Mathys Naude put on a show the minute they left the starting blocks – in both runs they stayed at each other’s doors. Puren advanced to face Jason Webb but would fall to Webb’s Monstang.

Jim Mc Farlane drifting his way to 2nd place at Round 1 of the 2018 Supadrift Series

Cape Town’s Chris Long put on an excellent display of driving, relegating his opponents and eventually ending up on the 3rd step of the podium. Jim Mc Farlane made a brilliant come-back after having to replace his engine and advanced through to the final agains Jason Webb. Webb was dominant and took the win, his first of the season staking his claim for the 2018 SupaDrift Championship.

Jason Webb drifting his way to 2nd place at Round 1 of the 2018 Supadrift Series

2018 SupaDrift Series Round 1 Results

Pro
1st Jason Webb
2nd Jim McFarlane
3rd Chris Long
4th Adam Shefer
5th Shane Gutzeit
6th Zain Raidon
7th Zanil Satar
8th Gavin Puren
9th Eric van Eyssen
10th Mathys Naude
11th DeWit Oosthuizen
12th Vic Pardal
13th David Rae
14th Joey Govender
15th Armand Bronkhorst
16th Gordon Rich
17th Raja Mohammed

Pro1
1st Jono van Eyssen
2nd Seb Rich
3rd Trevor Puren
4th Tinashe Bundo

Photos by Supafly Design & Media.

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