Formula Drift Singapore 2012
This weekend was a crazy weekend, Fast Cars was drifting legally in Singapore and it can only be the Formula Drift Singapore 2012 by Achilles, Last week I gave out tickets to the movie premiere of Motorway in-conjunction with this event. Marcus was one lucky dude and he was so nice to bring his dad to the movies. That’s him with Ken Gushi and his dad (in checkered shirt)
Seriously I never knew that there was such a big following in Singapore, and I was amazed with the turn out, despite the weather which was HOT HOT HOT, I think my face got burned but the hottest thing that eclipse the heat are the cars and racers themselves.
The event was a success and I truly enjoyed the screeching tires and the sound of turbo spooling, where else can you get an event such as this ? Do mark this down in your calender for next year, am very sure that its only going to be better and more exciting than ever.
FormulaDrift Singapore is divided into two days. the First being the Canon Nation Cup, whereby team represent the country they are from and drift for glory. Day one was a sure exciting day cause its for Countries Glory. Guess who won ?
Achilles Formula Drift Singapore crowns Team USA as Canon Nations Cup winners
yup, they have dethroned JAPAN to win the cup. (I am not happy)
Robbie Nishida and Ken Gushi with Ms Evander Lim, Marketing MAnager of Canon Singapore Pte Ltd
Read the press release for more info:
[SINGAPORE 30 June 2012] – Ken Gushi and Robbie Nishida won the Canon Nations Cup after beating Manabu Orido and Daigo Saito by a narrow margin of 0.3 points at the Achilles Formula Drift Singapore today at the Changi Exhibition Centre.
The partisan crowd was brought to their feet when the Singapore team of Jansen Tan and Ivan Lim secured third spot with some exhilarating overtaking maneuvers. Gushi and Nishida backed up their pre-race words of wanting to claim the title as they stormed down the track to nail a score of 20.8 while the Japanese duo of Saito and Orido had to settle for second with 20.5 points.
Day two of the event is the main highlight of the whole competition as this time, its a race against one another, Diago Saito was the previous year winner and many drifters is out to dethrone him.. will they succeed? read on ..
Daigo Saito reigns supreme at Achilles Formula Drift Singapore 2012
L – R : Robbie Nishida 4th , Rio Saputro 2nd , Daigo Saito 1st , Hanizam Bin Hamzah 3rd
Defending champion Daigo Saito continued his supremacy on the track with a second straight win this season
[SINGAPORE 1 JULY 2012] – Achilles Formula Drift Singapore 2012 came to a pulsating end with reigning champion Daigo Saito from Japan, hoisting the trophy once again here at the Changi Exhibition Centre in front of more than 9,000 fans over the two-day competition.
The fans in the stands were clearly up for some thrilling drift action, and the drivers did not disappoint as they pushed themselves to the limit in the Round of 32 on the new course.
Saito, who finished top of the Qualifying Round with a score of 92 on Saturday, received a bye and dispatched Malaysia’s Muhammad Zaiham Hamdan in his 2001 Nissan Silvia in the Round of 16. He followed up with convincing wins against Emmanuel Adwitya Amandio from Indonesia in the quarter-finals and Robbie Nishida in the semi-finals.
I have included some eye candy for you car loving people.
Hope you have enjoyed reading this as much as I have attended the race. The tires screeching and the sound of turbo will all be a memory that I will never forget !