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With the weather in the UK being terrible with snow and freezing conditions, there was always a doubt to whether this event would take place at all!
The venue had been cleared of snow on Friday evening, but arrival at the track we found a coating of 75mm of snow covering the track! Not the best start to the day, how ever due to the fantastic work from the ground crew at Norfolk Arena by 1000 the track was cleared, marked out and ready for the drifting to begin!
With the track tested by judge Rich Newton and Mark Buckle the action began at 1015, a little later than planned but the normal relaxed BDC atmosphere and banter meant smiles all round.
Conditions were tricky to start with as the remainder of the snow melted under the spinning rubber of the 35+ cars that were attending.
Some regulars could be seen around the arena, Lewis Cracknell‘s car was present but not for Lewis, but his dad Phil was getting in on the action hoping to achieve a licence. Keeping it in the family! (more…)
It’s all confirmed now! The Maxxis British Drift Championship team will be at the popular Autosport International Show in January. The Autosport show at Birmingham’s NEC sets the industry standard! It brings together every aspect of motorsport all under one roof! Playing host to everything from Karting to F1 and now, British Drifting!
The 2012 season of the Maxxis British Drift Championship saw the sport and organisation boom! The level of attention received pushed things to the very edge of manic. Drifting fans just couldn’t get enough of the action that the BDC promises, and delivers! The teams and drivers all stepped it up a notch and we were rewarded with a season that surely has to go down into the history books as a landmark for British Drifting!
Ladies and gents
The search is on for drivers who are ready to take part in the UK’s premier drift championship, the British Drift Championship.
We can now announce details of the first licensing day of 2013!
This event will take place on Saturday the 26th January at the Norfolk Arena, Saddlebow Road, Kings Lynn PE34 3AG
We have had 6 events at 5 venues over the course of the season and have had drivers from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Belgium and Norway. In the end there can be only 1 winner per class.
Semi Professional class champion taking the crown at the final round is Team Rampstyle driver Owen Taylor
The Professional class champion driving his trusty Nissan Skyline R33 is Team Dorihero driver Christian Lewis.
In the toughest championship class in Europe and after 8 years of competitive drifting we can officially announce the 2012 Super Professional champion is Team Japspeed driver Paul “Smokey” Smith.
The team/constructors championship went down to the wire with eventual winners being Team Japspeed.
With the screenings on the Maxxis British Drift Championship proving to be hugely popular, Motors TV have released the schedule for the Round 2 Norfolk “Night Fight” coverage. Being treated to having UK drifting on television is a massive thing, so let’s all get behind it!
Well, it’s all underway now! Round 2 of the Maxxis British Drift Championship has officially started! The UK’s premier drift championship has hit the Norfolk Arena and the mix of cars is staggering, all with their own unique charm, there really is something for everyone within the BDC. We are bubbling over with excitement, we couldn’t help but bring you a little sneaky peak at how things are already unfolding on the first day of practice and qualifying.
Drivers had and early start to the day and had to sign themselves in for the weekend
With Round 2 of the exciting Maxxis British Drift Championship only days away, we thought we’d relive some of the previous action shot by the talented Stephen Brooks. There needs to be little words here, just simply sit back, turn the volume up and get fired up for a night at the Arena!
Ladies and gents
We head to Norfolk Arena or round 2 of the Maxxis British Drift Championship next weekend.
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June!
Here are the times you need for all the action from the UK’s premier drift championship.
0900 the track will open for practice, the Semi Pro’s out first, Professional class up next followed by the Super Professional class.
Practice will finish at 1330, we then go in to single run qualifying from 1400. The drivers go in the zone to show the crowd and more importantly the judges exactly who should be in the all important top 16 positions.
The drivers get the chance to chill out before we open the track for more practice from 1130. Practice will run until 1500.
The cars will then be lined up on track and the crowd will be invited to meet the drivers and have an up close and personnel view of the cars.
Then at 1630 we start the main event, the finals!
The Semi Professional class
The Professional class
The Super Professional class
In that order, none stop action guaranteed all the way until we have 3 winners and a Team/constructors winner for round 2!
The event will finish under the floodlights of the Arena at approximately 2100 so no excuses to get your self to the event.
We look forward to seeing you there next weekend!
The BDC team.
Round 2 of The Maxxis British Drift Championship at the Norfolk Arena draws close, are you ready for it? Spectators should get this one noted down on the diary; it’s not one to miss! Norfolk boasts brilliant spectator viewpoints due to its bowl style shape, ensuring that every moment of mental action can be soaked up.