What a weekend for Nick & Team XForce at Formula Drift Asia in Sydney.
We started the weekend out by putting the Achilles Radial/XForce Performance Exhaust VE SS Drift Ute on display & giving away bags of goodies for the massive crowds at the World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) on Friday & Saturday.
Saturday Night was practice & qualifying with Nick qualifying in 10th spot for the battles on Sunday.
With a practice session on Sunday Morning it was time to dial the Fulcrum/SuperPro suspension in for the upcoming battles.
First battle was against Sheng Mg Nain in the JZX90.
Then it was the Top 16 Driver intro, pit walk & driver signing at lunch.
Nick getting some attention from the Achilles Girls.
Top 16 we came up against season campaigner Alex Kantarovski in the Gaia Wheels S13
Top 8 we saw fellow Queenslander Mick Roesenblatt in the R32 V8 who put on a great lead run pulling a gap on Nick giving the advantage Mick's way. Knowing he had to pull a great run Nick blazed the track with Achilles 123s smoke & forced a mistake by Mick awarding the win to Nick.
(that is Nick tucked in behind Gaz on a magic follow)
Top 4 time & it was against 4 time D1 NZ Champion Gaz Whiter.
Nick knowing how fierce a competitor Gaz is put on a stellar lead run even gapping him by the finish line at the top of the hill.
On the switch around Nick stuck to Gaz like glue & pushed hard all the way to the finish line putting Nick through to the finals.
The other side of the battle tree was these two guys.
Was Nick going to get the rematch he has been waiting over a year for from the last Formula Drift in Melbourne with Fredric Aasbo?
Unfortunately not to be as Fredric broke a drive shaft at this very moment leaving levi with no where to go & contact was made. Because it was deemed Aasbo's fault it handed the win to fellow Queenslander & good mate Levi Clarke.
Finals time with Nick v Levi for the 2nd time in a week. Nick was the victor last time in Perth but unfortunately Nick made a small mistake following Levi handing a slight advantage Levi's way.
On the switch around Nick gave a lead run that Levi just couldn't match but unfortunately it wast enough to get a re-run & Nick Placed 2nd for the Formula Drift Asia round in Sydney.
Nick congratulating Levi on his win.
Hi Five for Fedric Aasbo on his 3rd place.
Your winners for FD Sydney 2014
Fredric Aasbo getting a lift back to the pits in the Achilles Radial/XForce Performance Exhaust Ute.
Great Podium shots of the round winners for the very first Formula Drift Sydney.
A very proud dad moment as Martin Coulson get's a photo with his son.
A huge thanks to our Sponsors, Achilles Radial, XForce Performance Exhaust, Fulcrum Suspension, Hi-Torque Performance, Harrop Engineering, NPC Clutches, Aesthetic Signs & of course the whole of Team XForce that make it all happen in the pits.