The time is upon us, time to see who it is that makes it all the way across the finish line that is the 2016 SupaDrift Series. After six grueling events, it boils down to one final onslaught to see who is the best, and who will be crowned the 2016 SupaDrift National Champion.
With Dunlop’s Shane Gutzeit leading the field, on 587 points for the year, it looks promising for the Port Shepstone resident to take the title. His challenge comes in the form of Achilles Tyres’ Jim McFarlane who is 82 points adrift on 505 pts.The next nearest is Prepsol’s Paolo Gouveia on 460. This places Gouveia out of championship striking distance, but second is still within reach.
A top qualifying position and a round win nets the victor 110 pts, so while not impossible, it is highly improbable that Gutzeit will be passed in the race to the championship. McFarlane would have to qualify well, and finish in the Top Three, with Gutzeit failing to score any points, for this to be realized. A simple passage from the Top 16 into the Top 8 will guarantee the championship for Gutzeit.
But this is drifting, and anything can happen. Plus that race for second promises to be hard fought.
The final round takes place this weekend, 28-29 October at Carnival City, Brakpan, GP with the 28th being the practice day and the 29th the competition round.
Gates open at 9am on Saturday 29 October and tickets will cost R100pp, children under 12 R50.
For those that can’t make it to the venue, be sure to watch the live stream here: Live Stream
The event is supported by Sun International, Lyoness, Unite Securities, Setshaba Safaris in conjunction with GoPro, RedBull, Achilles Tyres, Turn1 Wheels, Jonnesway, Chevrolet, Speed and Sound Magazine, Rockford Fosgate, F1X, GreenSky and Liqui Moly.