Petronas was doing this XTrack roadshow throughout Malaysia for the past months and now they’ve stumbled upon Bintulu, the only round in Sarawak, on 15 Dec 2012.
I first heard about the news in November and after I knew who’re the drivers are, I immediately started planning for my trip and all that, cause I’m pumped and excited to meet up with some old friends!
I borrowed my Dad’s Kia Forte for the 2.5 hours drive from Sibu to Bintulu, and boy was the journey EXHAUSTING, the road condition is simply AWFUL, bumps everywhere, pot holes that are simply HAZARDOUS if you happen to drive through at high speeds. Despite the terrible morning drive, I did managed to arrive in Bintulu on time and safely, so thanks to Forte and my driving skills, LOL!
Check out the pics:
Cars lining up and ready to action.
Front view of the track layout.
Passengers anxiously waiting to experience drifting.
Tsuiso on the wet.
Cars cooling down for the next session.
Ariff giving speeches and presentation on Petronas products.
Me and Yoong.
Group photo of me with all the XTrack drifters.
Drift rides in play.
Toyota Trueno AE86
Nissan Cefiro A31
Nissan Skyline R32 GTE
And here’s a short video that I’ve recorded:
It definitely feels great to meet up with some old friends, especially Zamil whom we have been playing LFS since 5-6 years back, and this was our very first time meeting up with each other, how time flies and now he’s already half way to his professional drifter status.
Although this is not the first time professional drifters come and perform demos in Sarawak, but it is definitely a first for Bintulu, if I can still recall, the first time was Ah Fai dropping by Miri for some drift lessons.
Anyhow, what’s more exciting is that I managed to meet up with some new FRIENDS during the event!! They’re all from Kuching, 5-6 of them and all are drift enthusiasts just like I am. (Apparently Petronas decided to not spend that much money on shipping Yoong and his gang’s drift cars all over from Semenanjung and have sourced 4 drift-ready vehicles from Kuching, so the owners also followed the trip up to Bintulu with their cars) Needless to say, me and the Kuching fellas were having some AWESOME conversations and to add up with the excitement, they’ve told me they’re planning to have a little drift session in Sibu while they’re on their way back to Kuching, needless to say, I was STOKED!!
After we exchanged contact numbers with each other and me bidding farewell to Yoong and the rest of the gang, I started my trip back to Sibu and immediately made some phone calls for the necessary arrangements for the next BIG day…
To be continued…