Sideways and Forwards at SupaDrift in Port Shepstone

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Port Shepstone – Saturday the 12th of May saw the first ever motor sport event take place at the Dezzi Raceway in Port Shepstone. Clare Vale was there in her Gatorback RAM Drift Mustang in this, the third round of this year’s SupaDrift championship. Practice started well as Clare came to grips with the track but a broken shock early on Friday meant that she had virtually no track time before qualifying on Saturday afternoon.

A frantic hunt for a suitable replacement shock ensued with no success, so eventually the team did some creative welding in order to get out in time for qualifying. Unfortunately, Clare didn’t make the top 16 this time but was at least able to put on a bit of a show for the enthusiastic crowd.

Clare on the race weekend: ”Dezzi Raceway was a fantastic venue for Round Three of Supadrift! People turned out in their thousands and they loved their first taste of drifting. The Gatorback RAM team was unlucky, as we lost out on all our practise time and had to go straight into qualifying. The Mustang is showing real promise, though, and all the time spent on development is starting to pay dividends. I’m really enjoying the new challenges of drifting and I have no doubt that the “Big Dog” V8 is going to be even more popular with spectators as its handling continues to improve.”

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