The country’s top Drifting drivers faced off at the Red Bull Car Park Drift South Africa Qualifier in Durban over the weekend. The course tested the drifters both mentally and physically, making sure they had their engines revving and tyres smoking as they tackled five challenging obstacles.
The unique Drifting course saw drivers make use of both body and mind as the obstacles change pace throughout each run. Drivers had to impress the panel of five judges, including Lebanese rally driver and triple national champion, Abdo Feghali.
Jim Mc Farlane
It was all about the cleanest run with the slightest mistakes putting competitors out of contention. In a tyre screeching final round it was Jim Mc Farlane who emerged victorious as his tenacity and strategy paid off. Morne Venter and Tommie Beirowski rounded off the podium in 2nd and 3rd places.
Mc Farlane will now make his way to the World Final, which will be held in Cairo, Egypt later this year.
Red Bull Car Park Drift South Africa Qualifier Final Results (Top 10):
1st Jim Mc Farlane (Nissan 350Z)
2nd Morne Venter (Nissan Silvia)
3rd Tommie Beirowski (Nissan Silvia)
4th Jason Webb (Ford Mustang)
5th Gavin Puren (Nissan Silvia)
6th Mikey Skelton (Nissan 350Z)
7th Riaan Stokes (Nissan 200sx)
8th Shane Green (BMW E46)
9th Ernest Davis (BMW E36)
10th Joey Govender (Nissan 200sx)
Photos by Tyrone Bradley and Craig Kolesky / Red Bull Content Pool.