Speedhunters Workshop.01 – Catch My Drift?

Love drifting? Ever wondered how you can step your game up a level? Fancy some tips from the pros? In fact, fancy having a whole session with two of the world’s most well-known drifters? Excited yet? You should be! Because we can now reveal our first Speedhunters workshop and it’s going to be epic. Held on Sunday 9th June at the Snetterton 100 circuit in the UK during Modified Live, workshop 01 is the drift workshop. We sat and thought long and hard about what the perfect ingredients for that would comprise of and we reckon we’ve hit upon a pretty good combination…

First up, you’ll need great teachers. So how about Mad Mike? One of the world’s most recognised drifters, Mike’s competed in drift competitions around the world, including D1NZ, D1GP, the Red Bull Drifting World Championship, Formula D and Formula D Asia. His MADBUL and BADBUL creations are some of the craziest rotary builds around, not to mention some of the most famous drift cars, and Mike’s even featured in the Need For Speed: SHIFT video game series. Not enough? Well, how about adding Fredric Aasbø into the mix? As if coming from the country that spawned Gatebil isn’t enough, Fredric’s heady rise in the drifting world includes winning Formula D’s Rookie of the Year, Fan Favourite Driver of the Year and Best Drifting Style award, and he’s a factory Scion and Toyota driver to boot. Both of these guys have started off from humble beginnings to forge pro careers in the sport. So we reckon we’ve got the right teachers bit sewn up.

Next up, we need a location. You don’t really want to be practising in a car park, so how about a real circuit? Snetterton sound ok? During the middle of a show? Yep, that’s right, we’ll have use of the Snetterton 100 circuit during Modified Live. We’ll be keeping things simple though, focusing on one corner, breaking it down into entry, clipping and exit points, so you’ll really get to perfect your technique rather than having to worry about memorising the layout.

It’s not just your chance to watch the pros at work though (although this will happen too): there’s plenty for you to learn plus you’ll be getting your hands dirty and getting behind the wheel yourself. There will be seminars on car set-up, practice runs, driver assessment, demo laps, talks on areas such as how to gain sponsorship and turn your hobby into a career, and even the chance to take the guys out in your own car and get direct feedback, before finally finishing up with the chance to sit in the passenger lap as the guys go head to head in a tandem battle.

So, interest piqued? Reckon we’ve got a pretty good mix cooked up? Have you fallen out of your chair in excitement? Don’t do yourself any damage just yet though, as there are some entry conditions…

  • The workshop will only be open to 12 people.
  • You must use your own (RWD) car.
  • Drivers must be in possession of a full driving licence (either UK or European is fine).
  • A crash helmet is required. Gloves and a race suit are recommended.
  • Previous drift experience is required. You must have done at least five drift practice days before.
  • The workshop will cost £54 to enter should you be accepted.
  • We’re interested to work with upcoming grass roots drifters so don’t worry if you haven’t done any competition previously.

If you want the chance to get involved and fit the above criteria, you should apply by sending an email to workshop@speedhunters.com with a picture of your car and the following information…

Name:
Age:
Address:
Phone Number:
Car:
Basic Car Spec:
Drifting Experience:
Best Drifting Results:
What are your motorsports plans for the next 12 months?
What are your motorsports plans for the next 5 years?
What are you hoping to get out of this workshop?
What does drifting mean to you?

12 entries will be selected by Speedhunters to attend. All entries should be submitted by Monday 3rd June and the 12 chosen applicants will be notified by email by Tuesday 4th June. If you are chosen you are responsible for your own transportation to and from the Modified Live event.

So what are you waiting for? If you love drifting, is there any way you can not apply?

The organizer of the drift workshop during the Modified Live event is Santreo Promotions Ltd


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29 comments
K20_mo
K20_mo

Can we come to spectate

Roughsmoke
Roughsmoke

 @David Daze Cooper I hear ya bro, was a great day. Good feedback for all drivers, plus some litlle niche tricks and tips given out. if anyone has the chance to do this in the future, i would highly say 'go for it'..

 

if anyone wants to see a few pics from the day whilst we wait for Speedhunters epicness, please checkout www.roughsmoke.com for a few of my pics from the day.

 

Thanks again Speedhunters - Rod, Mike, frederic.. Keep sticking it to the door!

 

have a good day all.

 

Regards,

 

Les.

rx7ali
rx7ali

Amazing day, can't wait to see pictures of the day. Hoping there's some decent snaps of the runs with Aasbo & Mike in our cars :-)

David Daze Cooper
David Daze Cooper

Got back from attending & driving this yesterday, just about recovered now! Absolute blast, the day was truly inspiring and has shed new light onto the sport itself for me. I enjoyed driving at the Snetterton circuit too, my first time, nailed a few fairly badass runs, especially with Mad Mike next to me!Thanks to Lex, Rod, Mike & Fredric for the day. Please come to the UK again soon with another Workshop! Cheers, Daze - black s14 navan, r33 GTR wheels :) 

Brad_S
Brad_S

I would but I don't have a car (thanks to my friend) nor do I have a car for drifting

SVT_Bryan
SVT_Bryan

This is so amazing.  I really hope that this goes smoothly and successfully so you can develop the idea in the future so more of us can do something like this.

hktigarth
hktigarth

The sad part is Mike's a New Zealander like I and this is not even available to his fellow country men? we can Hardley fang our cars in a container throw it on a ship and ship them to the UK... Id like to see this exact type of "clinic" but in the NZ/Australia area... Good idea none the less.

GrahamBeatty
GrahamBeatty

Snetterton is an awesome track , I'll be on track also doing the drift Taxi rides :DLooking forward to meeting MM and FA! 

TomHoward
TomHoward

Sweet, this means more photo opportunities while I'm at Snetterton watching Mad Mike and Aaabo drifting.

TheFoes
TheFoes

Damn.. Too bad my new car is still on the boat from Japan though or i would applied.. Great opportunitiy for everyone who wants to drift. Apply asap people!! Good look SpeedHunters!

Bart dk
Bart dk

I'm not a drifter but this really is an awesome money can't buy initiative for absolutely no money! The way you guys try to get us involved all the time is what makes Speedhunters so unique for me. Now I just hope there might be some circuit racing workshops in the future...

rx7ali
rx7ali

Applied!! Need some tuition in my FD!!!!! :-D

reno808
reno808

We need this in the States ASAP

bobzor
bobzor

new front page layout is horrible, i cant tell when new post starts and ends. At least 2nd page is still good.

Jochem
Jochem

This. Is. Awesome!

 

These things lifts Speedhunters to another level. Great initiative guys!

RodChong
RodChong moderator

@Bart dk that's a cool idea.

PaddyMcGrath
PaddyMcGrath moderator

It's the same layout we've used for over a year now?

JoeWhaler
JoeWhaler

 @PaddyMcGrath Really? I'm seeing a weird new layout on the first page, then returning to the normal layout on Page 2

RodChong
RodChong moderator

@FunctionFirst @reno808 would then....

PaddyMcGrath
PaddyMcGrath moderator

 @JoeWhaler Will give our guys a heads up, but I can't replicate the issue across multiple platforms / browsers. Can you screen grab it and send it to paddy@speedhunters.com ?


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