The crowning glory of British Drift champions took place over the weekend of the 29th September, where full driver commitment and nerves were tested to the extreme. Navigating their way through the action packed track, drivers put on a show of integrity and determination.
None more deservedly so than Team Japspeed driver Paul “Smokey” Smith who was crowned Super Professional champion of 2012.
After kicking off for round one in Middlesbrough and leaving it’s rubber across various famous motorsports tracks, the British Drift Championship unabashedly invited the last remaining drift teams to rock up and take pride of place in Knockhill, Scotland for the final, round 6 – Judgement Day.
‘Judgement Day’ literally became a day of ultimate judgement regarding drift skill and fortitude and Knockhill didn’t disappoint with the thrill drives and its unforgiving track. Adrenaline was rife from both drivers and the crowds!
Knockhill’s reputation for holding prestige motorsport events proved a fantastic choice and location to gather and share in the excitement.
Grabbing the Professional class champion spot, with his trusty Nissan Skyline R33, was Team Dorihero driver, Christian Lewis, whilst claiming the Semi Professional class crown and taking the top spot at the final round, was Team Rampstyle driver Owen Taylor.
The Japspeed team were double winners with Paul Smith not only taking first place in the Super professional class, but the winning continued with a triumphant victory for the team as Constructor champions.
Such a brilliant end and topping-off for an amazing year for British Drift!
Semi professional champion: Owen Taylor
Professional champion: Christian Lewis
Super Professional champion: Paul ‘Smokey’ Smith.
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