Welcome to issue one of the #NFG Blog, our new format blog which focuses on what is happening in the Yokomuki camp and the drift world in general. This issue covers the last weekends drift action from the BDC, King of Europe & Formula D, plus a little info about the third drift night at our home circuit, Yujin RC. We also want to give one lucky RC drifter the chance to become part of our team with our first ever sponsorship offer.
We are looking to sponsor an up and coming Radio-Controlled drifter already involved in RC drifting at a competitive level. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate and Yokomuki RC will ensure you are included in our blogs, social media updates and other promotional activities, including involvement in our full-sized drifting outfit, Team Yokomuki UK.
We will provide Official Yokomuki RC decals for your body shells and exclusive Team Yokomuki RC apparel, including t-shirt, hoodie & lanyard, to be worn trackside to show our support. In return all we require is a short report on competitions and events you are involved in, we will use these to create our blogs, social media posts and promotional items, ensuring you get the maximum exposure. If this sound like something that would interest you then please get in touch with us via our Facebook page. We can’t wait to hear from you and we will pick a driver at the end of September.
BDC Round 4 Lydden Hill
Saturday and Sunday saw the British Drift Championship roll into Lydden Hill for round 4 of the Championship. Lydden Hill is a favourite amongst the drivers and always delivers some exciting drifting and close battles, round 4 did not disappoint.
In typical British fashion the weather provided some challenging conditions, top qualifiers were Nick Brady in Pro-Am and Micheal Marshall in the Pro-class. In changing conditions on Sunday, Fraser Stark took first in the Pro-Am class followed by Adam Simmons in second and Ryan Pothecary in third. Jack Shanahan took top spot in the Pro-class with Matt Carter in second and Micheal Marshall in third.
The standings after round 4 make things interesting, going into the last round of the Championship in the Pro-Am class Adam Simmons tops the group with 74pts, just 9pts ahead of Fraser Stark on 65, with Louis Geldart just 2pts behind on 63. Jack Shanahan furthered his grip on the Pro-class taking his points total to 100, 18pts ahead of Micheal Marshall on 82 with Mark Luney in third with 64pts. Driftworks continues to dominate the team standings with a haul of 38pts from the weekend, taking their overall tally to 166pts, Nankang Tyre Drift Team sit in second with 148 after picking up 30pts and Slide Motorsport are in third after a massive 40 point score, leaving them on 134pts.
Round 5 is at Anglesey, there is still everything to play for in the final round so it’s shaping up to be a classic.
Formula D and King Of Europe
The weekend was a packed with drifting all over the place, the Texas Motor Speedway hosted round 6: showdown of the Formula D championship. Japanese rookie Masashi Yokoi in the D-MAX Nissan S15 scored his first Formula D victory with Ken Gushi second and Chris Forsberg in third. Yokomuki favourite Daigo Saito came fourth in the Achilles Radial Nissan GT-R. Vaughn Gittin Jr was involved in a heavy shunt with the wall, showing the dangers that these guys face and highlighting why such strict safety regulations are in place. Thankfully, due to his well built Mustang, he walked away unharmed. Formula D heads to Montreal, Canada on 6th & 7th of September for the World Event.
The King Of Europe series headed to Budapest for round 5, Adam Kerenyi took the win with Amerigo Monteverde finishing second, with Alex Graff in third. Sadly, Yokomuki favourite Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni had throttle position sensor problems during qualifying causing him to straighten slightly and miss out on the main event, hopefully he will fair better in the next event. King Of Europe is off to Valencia, Spain for rounds 6 & 7 on the 19th & 20th September.
Yujin RC hosted the third night at our Little Aston home circuit this Friday. Sadly, due to scheduling issues Yokomuki RC were not in attendance but according to all the guys who made it, it was a great a night and thankfully there is not long to wait until the next meet on the 28th of August. There were some new faces to the event and the track scenery is progressing well. There were some awesome bodyshells on show and the obligatory group shot was taken. Yujin RC really is going from strength to strength, we have all chipped in but a big shout out has to go to Dale Clements who pulled it all together and continues to liaise with halls owners to sort dates out and what not. Check out the Yujin RC Facebook page to keep up to date with whats going on.
Photo credits: British Drift Championship, King Of Europe, Formula Drift, No Limits & Yujin RC