Friday, December 19, 2014

4th place for The DriftKid at Rd2 of ADGP

 
 
The day started with a good 3 hours of practice in the morning allowing us the get the car dialled in ready for the all important qualifying after lunch. 
 


 
Nick giving the wall a bit of a rub during qualifying gave him some extra style points giving him the Number 5 position for battles & subsequently a bye run in the top 32.
 

 
Top 16 Battle was with West Australian Brent Gordon in the V8 S15 Silvia.
 
Nick took the win with a outstanding chase run.
 
 
Next up in the Top 8 was South Aussie Young Gun Jack Widdais in the RB powered Nissan R31.
Jack making a mistake on his chase run meant Nick just had to give a good clean chase giving the win to Nick.
 
 
Top 4 Nick saw Beau "The Show" Yates in his factory backed Toyota FT86.
This was always going to be an epic battle as both guys are top level drivers hungry for those all important championship points.


Nick put on a great chase matching Beaus entry & sticking to him like super glue all the way across the finish line.
On the switch around Nick wanted to make it hard for Beau to follow close so he through it in a little later than normal but unfortunately went off track on entry handing the win to Beau.


Battle for 3rd was against the Little KE70 Wagon piloted by Jarrod Klingberg from South Australia.
The judges couldn't Pick a winner in the first run so they called for a re-run.
Nick pushed hard on the chase but unfortunately spun on the entry to the hairpin handing the win to Jarrod & Nick Placed 4th for the Day.


With a win last round & 4th position in Round 2 Nick is still the leader in the Australian National Drift Series & with only 2 rounds to go is looking good to go that 1 step better than last year's runner up.

 
 Round 2 Highlights Video Click Here
Round 2 Highlights 2014

 

Full TV Show on 7Mate January 3rd 2015
 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Grand Final of the Figure 8 Drift Series on SBS Speedweek.

The Grand Final of the Hi-Tec Oils & Achilles Radial Figure 8 drift series is on this Sunday December 14th on SBS One Speedweek.
 
 
Check local start time's in your state.
 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Round 2 of The Australian Drifting Grand Prix Saturday December 13th

This Saturday is Round 2 of the Australian Drifting Grand Prix at Calder Park Thunderdome in Melbourne.
 
 
This a going to the all new day/night format with practice & qualifying from 9am & the main show kicking off at 5pm & going through until a 9pm finish.
 
Tickets & general time table info here:
 
 
This is one of the DriftKid's favourite tracks with a 1st, 3rd & a 4th in the 3 times he has driven here.
 
 
Team Queensland is all loaded up ready for the journey to the Thunderdome.
 
 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Figure 8 Drift Finals this Friday Night

Get Ready for the 7th & Final Round of the Hi-Tec Oils & Achilles Radial Figure 8 Drift Series this Friday night 5th of December.
 
 
Nick is currently in 4th place in the series & is looking for that elusive Number 1 spot to finish off the Championship.
 
 
Tune into motorsportstv.com.au at 7pm for all the LIVE Action.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Meet Team XForce

This is what make's a great Team......great people!!!
 
Nick "not so much a Kid anymore" Coulson
 
 
Martin Coulson Team Manager & Dad
 
 
Craig Patterson Pit Crew Chief & Uncle

 
Rick Stapylton Pit Crew
 
 
Eddie Kepper Pit Crew
 

Toni Coulson Media & Camera Operator & Proud Mum
 
 
Jess Sadler Pit Set Up Presenter & Girlfriend


Clare Patterson Cheer Squad & Driftkid's Biggest Supporter & Very Proud Grandmother.

 
It take everyone of these Guys & Girls to make a successful Team & we have a ball doing something we all love to do, even if Nick cant crack a smile for the camera.
 


 

Monday, November 17, 2014

ADGP Rd1 TV Replay now availble on YouTube + Nick Coulson Driver Video

The Australian Drifting Grand Prix has now released the Rd1 TV show from 7Mate.
 
 
 
Here is the link to the Full TV Show Rd1 ADGP 2014 TV Show
 


  Check out the Driver Video of Nick as he takes us all the way to the Number 1 spot.
 
 
 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Formula Drift Asia/Sydney now available for replay

Miss the Action from Formula Drift Asia/Australia ?
 

 
 
 
Check out the Formula Drift Asia Replay on Speedweek
 
click above to watch

Thursday, October 30, 2014

This Weekend is all Drift Drift Drift !!!!!!!

This weekend is all about Aussie Drift on TV
 
 
3 Massive events & one that you can watch live!!!!
 
 
 
First is Round 1 of the Australian Drifting Grand Prix from Barbagallo Raceway in Perth.
Tune into 7Mate at 10am & watch the DriftKid Fight his way to the Number 1 spot on the podium.
 
 
Next is the Hi-Tec Oils/Achilles Radial Figure 8 Drift Series Live from Sydney Motorsport Park.
Tune into motorsportstv.com.au at 7pm Saturday to see the DriftKid take on some of Australia's best
LIVE!!!!!
Jump on line & help cheer on the DriftKid to Victory
 
 
Last but not least the Formula Drift Asia Round held in Sydney a few weekends ago will be on SBS One SpeedWeek at 2pm this Sunday.
Drivers from Asia/Australia/New Zealand & even Norway battle it out in a test to see who can stand on the Famous FD Podium & get themselves a Carbon Fibre Trophy.
 
(please check local start times in your state) 



Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Driftkid takes 2nd place at Formula Drift Asia


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.