This is a project we thought up, collaborating with the pro drivers to give the amateur and novice drivers the opportunity to compete in a series that will highlight their driving skills and at the same time prep them for the Pros.
It was held at our drift track in Mega Tent, Libis, QC last March 9, 2013 with none nother than top Pro Drifters Alex Perez of Yellow Cab Team, Audel Sison of Autocraft Team and Boodie Dabasol of G Motor Worx team acting as judges for the comp.
Youngest drifter Luis Gono at 14 yrs.
Round 1 saw a lady drifter for the first time in the top spot as Tintin David of Team Autocraft bested the rest of the drivers that day. In 2nd place was Struan Wallace of Car Porn Racing and getting hold of the last spot at podium was Cedric Cabanero of G Motor Worx.
The Novice Drift Series or NDS is headed by internationally licensed Formula D Asia pro driver David M. Feliciano of DMF Drift, who introduced drifting in the Philippines. He was also behind “Countersteer”- the first ever Drifting Event in 2006. Organizing alongside him is Mr. Joel Dagdag, businessman and the core of 1320 Shoot-Out, which is an invitational Drag Racing event.
E.J. Malibiran aboard his Nissan R33
The Novice Drift Championship Series Round 1 was brought to you by: DMF DRIFT, Motul, Goodyear Racing, Rota Wheels, Racks Restaurant, Wheel Art, RST Media Produce. Supported by: Alexei’s Diner & Cafe/Auto Extreme, Red Bull. Media Partners: Pinoy Xtreme, Autoindustriya.com, Custompinoyrides.com, Legitmanila.com, Inside Motoring, Stoplight TV, DZRJ
Giovan Bernardino drifting his KE70
It was a successful and fun day as we saw familiar faces as well as new ones. So now we are gearing up for the 2nd round! Watch out for it this coming September 14, Saturday at Mega Tent, Libis, Quezon City. See you there!!
For more photos check out our album on Facebook. NDS Rd. 1