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Jason Webb wins SupaDrift 03 at Carnival City Johannesburg.
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INTRODUCING THE MONSTANG: JASON WEBB POWERS TO VICTORY AT SUPADRIFT 03

Jul 022017

Carnival City in Johannesburg experienced what Jason Webb called “A fairy tale weekend” at the 3rd round of the South African Drift Championship SupaDrift 03. 

After a long road of many set backs and frustrations, this brand new Ford Performance Roush Mustang is up and running and race ready. Jason and his team’s months of preparation paid off massively as they ran into the race weekend of their dreams with the car and Jason performing at a world class level to battle a hugely stacked field of Southern Africa’s top drifters to take the top step of the podium. 

After getting on the Carnival City track for the very first time on Friday, Jason opened up with some near to perfect practice laps. It was a truly spectacular sight to see Jason throw his brand new Monstang into some high speed drifts after spending on a few minutes in the car at their 1st testing a Dezzi raceway just a short 2 days before the event.

 

Jason’s promising practice session was cut short when some “new car gremlins reared their heads” but his dad “Speedy Webb” quickly showed why he’s known as the best in the business and had the car back up to 100% and ready for qualifications on Saturday morning. The Monstang fired up all 800HP of the super charged V8 and laid down a high speed, fully smoked out run that impressed the judges enough to award Jason the No.1 position in qualifications. 

“Jason Webb - I can’t tell you how good it feels to have taken the win! My team has worked so hard on the car to get it to where it is today – I just can’t thank everyone enough but I think to reward the team with a win is the best way to do it. The car felt unbelievable and I couldn’t believe how controllable it was and the degree of angle it could develop”

After a few more minor tune ups it was time for the finals. From the moment the battles started it had all come together for Jason and his team. They powered their way through the rounds 16 and 4. Jason met Jim Mc Farlane in the semi finals for what was the battle of the day! It was almost too close to call but the judges gave it to Jason for his impeccable line choice during the battle. Paolo Gouveia met Jason in the finals and put together some impressive runs but Jason showed the reason why he is a 2X RSA Champion and the Monstang definitely proved why its been 6 months in the making. 

After missing the 1st two SupaDrift events this convincing win puts Jason Webb solidly in the championship points and in a great space heading into round 4 at Scribante Raceway Port Elizabeth on the 28th and 29th July. 

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