So since there is a nice gap in between the next Prodrift event, Mondello had another track day for drift practice, owners could pay 140 euros to drive on the track all day in pretty much whatever they choose. These days are just as if not more interesting then some of the professional events down to the fact that the track is a mix of Decent and learner driver’s so things can be very unpredictable. Most cars come home with at least one love tap or maybe two…
Nicky and a couple of the Team Manfoot dudes had decided to make the trip up from Dungarvan and I decided to tag along, Nicky borrowed Nick Quealy’s r32 which I’m sure many of you have seen from Prodrift. Nikcy was considering buying the car and wanted to see if it was what he wanted. So on went the Hot stuffs….. The best name for a wheel ever.
Judging by this picture I’m sure Nicky was more then happy with Quealy’s Smoke machine as he came sideways down the straight!
This 13 looked like it came straight out of a Video Option complete with those little Wakos stickers under the Mirror’s!
This 180sx was looking quite fine early on in the morning…
By midday it had already earned some scars, I guess you cant have too much love for a car your about to take on the track with the intention of learning, many of the cars always return with a mark or two or seven!
Some of the twin action is totally awesome when its unplanned and random, watching drivers go all out for pretty much most of the day is something that never gets old.
The Bee R 324 kit looks pretty cool in the flesh. The only downside is how expensive R34 headlights are..
Dave Egan picked up this Spirant replica rps13. You may remember his blue 13 we featured awhile back.
It wasn’t too long before a wheel spacer sheared, luckily it didn’t cause too much damage to the car.
The guys from Barry’s motorsport had brought along this very awesome E30 which aside from a few unfortunate mishaps made plenty of smoke out on the track.
This f20 powered 86 looked awesome! Very similar to Eric O Sullivan’s setup even with the Image wheels.
It doesn’t get better then a group of random cars burning tires around a corner. That’s what makes the drift days so entertaining is the mix of drivers and cars that attend.
Now that’s what you call clipping the apex!
Mark Willis brought along his sr86 which he has been doing quite well with in the Prodrift series. It has the scars to prove it too!
Through the bonnet of Simo’s rps13, Dan Moorhead lent a hand to get Willis back out on track.
Pretty soon he was back on track, the sr86 was doing its thing once again. A setup the really seems to be the way to go.
Mark Hayden can vouch for that statement as he piloted Denis Healy’s old SR86 around all day. Yes, they are 17′s on the rear and yes it was a bone dry day! This car could light em up.
Asides from most cars having the odd scuff and tap, this Sileighty was lurking safely in the paddock. You would almost forget just how nice they can look until you see one like this sporting the classic Nissan drift look.
A car I was surprised to see out on the track was Greg’s JZX100.
Not the car you would expect to see at a drift day due to their high value and due to some of the lunatics that you are up against! Hats off to someone who can take a car like this out sliding for the day and drive home again.
A quick catch up with Nicky and he was more then happy how the 32 performed, with 400+ hp under the wheel’s you can be sure this was fun.
I remember shooting some photos of this car on the same bend with Johnny Clancy and Dean Kearney going sideways back at an AE86 meet. This time with a new owner pretty much everything had come off besides the doors and wheels! Such is the life of a drift car.
As one 14 was coming apart another was just being finished, this pink Icecream was just being tested out by the guys from TDP. By the looks of things it was doing quite well around the track.
Another shot of this mintastic AE8 wont hurt!
92 rps13. One Lady owner from new. Never abused……
You’d wonder just how many tires were used in just one day of drifting.
This Jzx90 didn’t have any sympathy for tires!
Some people brought cars they probably knew weren’t be going home in the same condition This guy clipped the tires, and they can actually fight back as you can see here above.
I guess if your not hitting something your not pushing yourself hard enough, or something corny like that. At least he wasn’t to bad, and it was all a good laugh afterwards.
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