It’s totally awesome to see a grassroots drifting competition come about as this will nurture the future of our drifting and motorsports industry and community. And this year, there’s the Novice Drift Series, where Custom Pinoy Rides is a proud Media Partner.
Read on to see what the event is all about…
NDS (Novice Drift Series) is a collaboration project of the Professional Drivers to give Novice Drivers the opportunity to compete in a professional drifting environment that will highlight their driving skills and even hone their talents to prepare them for the Professional Competitions.
NDS is headed by Joel Dagdag, the core of “1320 Shoot-Out”, an invitational Drag Racing event and produced by Miles & Chepe Feliciano of RedShoeTouge Media Produce. NDS Race Course Setter and Overall Director is Mr. David M. Feliciano of DMF Drift, the pioneer of drifting in the Philippines, who created “Countersteer”, the first ever Drifting Event in 2006.
Drifting is the fastest growing type of Motorsport in the world today. It is the most visually stunning entertainment show where everyone can see the entire track and the drifting, wheel to wheel, live action up close. The drifting community here in the Philippines has been growing each year and more Novice Drivers and enthusiasts are looking for more drifting events where they can showcase their drift cars and drifting skills.
The Novice Drift Series aims to bring grassroots drifting to a more progressive level, one that is comparable to its Asian counterparts, and this will be achieved by putting in place a set of rules that are being used in international competitions. In drifting, proper judging is the main key to a successful event, and this is why we have chosen no less than the current champions of local competitions to be our judges for this series.
Our goal is not only to promote the sport, but also to create new players and partnerships in this growing Drifting community here in the country. Drifting is a truly enjoyable, family-oriented, and exciting game for all.
Round 1: March 9, 2013 (Megatent Libis)
Round 2: May 18, 2013 (Megatent Libis)
Round 3: July 27, 2013 (Megatent Libis)
Spectators Entrance Fee: P50
Drivers Entry Fee: P2500
Tent Rental: P1000
1) Judge of Line – Alex N. Perez (6Time Overall Pro Champion)
2) Judge of Angle – Audel Sison (2011 Overall Pro Champion)
3) Judge of Speed/Style – Boodie Dabasol (Multi-awarded Pro Champion)
John Boban – (3Time Champion Castrol Edge Underground Series & Overall Top 5 Pro Champion)
Race Course Setter and Overall Event Director:
David M. Feliciano
Watch this space for updates and event coverage about the 2013 NDS. Stay tuned!
Novice Drift Series at Custom Pinoy Rides