For long years, the 1st May in Slovak motoring community has been associated with the sprinters, drifters and unique cars gathering. 2018 bore no difference. Petrolheads gathered on Slovakia Ring circuit to celebrate the day full of adrenaline, roaring engines and tyre smoke. The extreme concentration of horsepower and the most diverse combination of two- and four-wheel machines accompanied by beautiful women offered the audience a colorful spectacle.
The Power Fest, with the "Drag, Drift and Tuning Majáles" attribute, hosted the 2nd round of the Slovak Sprint Championship with 164 registered competitors from four countries. The quirky duels of brutal cars and motorbikes have often produced incredible results, proving the trend of constantly shifting boundaries of this extreme motorsport. Czech racer Jiří Pergl "Frankenstein" with a Nissan GTR with 1300 BHP achieved the absolute best lap time 6,287 s on a 201-meter track at a speed of 190 km/h. The price for the best motorcycle rider was awarded to Austrian rider Peter Seebacher on his supercharged drag custom BMW with lap time of 5,805s and 213 km/h finishing speed.
In addition to the sprints, a drifting event included in the international calendar of the Hungarian promoter Drifting.hu was also held on Slovakia Ring. The long and fast track of the circuit’s first three turns puts huge demands on the cusmtom’s performance, so the list of attendees promised a solid "thunderstorm". Although the podium in PRO category, dedicated to cars up to 1000 bhp, was dominated by Hungarian professionals, the gold and silver medals in PRO2 class went to Slovak drifters after a masterful final duels.
Fans could escape the ”thunder” and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere surrounding the static exhibition of modified, rare and unique cars, which took place in paddock. Attendees could also participate in car styling series called ”Car Fans Cup” and measure the loudness of their mufflers and audio systems. There was also a show & shine - a moderated car show and a photo shoot with models. Slovak Subaru club allowed it’s members to try out the sprints during exhibition rides.
Sprints race results (winners per class)
Cars - PROFI class
P1: Jiří Nikl (Citroen BX) Czech Republic
P2: Tomáš Polonec (Fiat 127 turbo) Slovakia
P3: Robert Nagy (drag Tatra) Slovakia
P4: Stanislav Krivák (Peugeot 306) Slovakia
P6: Rudolf Majerčík (VW Jetta) Slovakia
Cars - STREET class
S0: Tomáš Drexler (Škoda Favorit) Czech Republic
S1: Juraj Holečko (Seat Ibiza) Slovakia
S2: Ondrej Jančo (Honda Civic turbo) Slovakia
S3: Rudolf Nowák (Fiat Coupe Turbo) Czech Republic
S4: Ján Cirbus (Audi S3) Slovakia
S5: Erik Fehér (Nissan Skyline) Slovakia
S6: Tomáš Lupták (Seat Leon) Slovakia
S7: Nikola Kalinová (Audi A7) Czech Republic
1. Erik Fehér (Nissan Skyline) Slovakia
2. Tomáš Polonec (Fiat 127 turbo) Slovakia
3. Ján Banas (Nissan GTR) Slovakia
M1: Šimon Švarba (Yamaha R6) Slovakia
M2: Ondrej Cerovský (Suzuki GSX-R 750) Slovakia
M3: Radovan Mačai (Yamaha R1) Slovakia
M4: Štefan Pomšár (Suzuki Haybusa) Slovakia
M5: Peter Seebacher (BMW) Austria
PRO: 1.Zamecz Norbert, Nissan S13 V8 (HU), 2.Magyar Tamás, Mercedes 190TD (HU), 3.Bócsik Oszkár, BMW E30 (HU), 4.Ládi Attila, Toyota Supra (HU)
PRO2: 1.Roman Porubiak, Mercedes C320 turbo (SK), 2.Andrej Beňka, BMW 335Ti (SK), 3.Kárai Péter, BMW E46 1JZ (HU), 4.Zilizi Krisztián, BMW E36 2.5T (HU)