Ekurhuleni’s, Carnival City plays host to the third upcoming round of the Supadrift National Series. But this time, the sounds of newly built engines will roar across the East Rand. Drifting has been introduced to Carnival City thrice before and has hosted exciting international events in 2016 but this time its local and lekker and SA’s best are at it again. Drifters will power-slide across the Boksburg tarmac, with the screech and scream of turbos, the loudness of V8’s and the undeniable slide of colourful rear wheel drive cars.
“We are expecting a day full of energy, excitement and things never seen before as we host the 3rd Round of the SupaDrift National Series on the 30 June and the 1st July,” says Michelle Smith, Marketing Manager of Carnival City. “We enjoy playing host to a diversity of performers, not only on our stages but outdoors as well.”
SupaDrift Series’ co-owner, Mikey Skelton states, “the SupaDrift is a conglomeration of excitement and sensory overload; newly built cars will be showcased and seen for the first time at this stop over and we for one cant wait to watch the country’s best going sideways door to door and wheel to wheel!”.
Series leader, Shane Gutzeit, from Port Shepstone is reveling his last victory at his own track but Jim McFarlane representing Series sponsor Achilles Tyres has already laid down the challenge in his home town and is certainly looking forward to the challenge and moreover the stiff competition, “it’s a tight track and not very fast, which essentially gives all drivers the opportunity to do well!”.
When the day’s SupaDrifting is finished, the parking lot next to the Carnival City Drifting track will host a double fire stunt, by veteran South African stunt crew Enrico Schoeman and Andre’ de Kock.
Schoeman will be set alight, after which he will ride a Harley-Davidson motorcycle through a double fire tunnel. As soon as he is done, De Kock will crash a burning car through a pyramid of burning car wrecks. The pairing are the current and double holders of the Guinness World Record for Riding a Motorcycle through a Tunnel of Fire.
Be sure not to miss this exhilarating event. Tickets cost R100 per person and can be bought at the Gate. Gates open at two hours before the start of the show and starts at 12h00 to 17h00 on Friday, 30 June and 10h00 to 17h00 on Saturday, 1 July.
Luckily, if you can’t make it to the event – for live tweet updates stay tuned to @sadrift or you will also be able to stream the event LIVE via http://www.supadrift.co.za/watch-live.html
Tickets are available at the door – R100 for adults and R50 for pensioners/children<12years.
The SupaDrift Series ‘sideways craze’ is the art of powersliding through corners at ultra high speeds. A modern motorsport phenomenon, the SupaDrift Series events are geared for the whole family.