2017 recaps finally done…

Posted in Uncategorized on February 16, 2020 by Stanley Carter

Damn… I wasn’t aware how busy and happening it was for the year 2017, and to think I still have 2018 and 2019 to recap, oh dear… this is gonna need at least another month or so for me to gather all the medias and write-up… I’ll be keeping it short and simple… Will take a short break and rest assured, 2018 recap posts coming up very soon!

Sibu Motorsport Scene Update – Dec 2017

Posted in Uncategorized on February 16, 2020 by Stanley Carter

With the final event over at Bintulu, me and my Sibu friends were still feeling hungry for more adrenaline rush, so to keep the momentum going, we adapted some autocross style layouts at our Sibu Old Airport runway and hosted a little hybrid track attack experience ourselves, surprisingly it was pretty well received by many Sibu car enthusiasts too!

We were trying to cater to all sort of drivers, be it drifters, Gymkhana, Dragsters or just street racers, I mean, seeing how the motorsport scene here is basically non-existent, it’s important that we try to play along with all the other enthusiasts and stay united, then maybe we can achieve something bigger in the near future? Who knows, for the time being, let’s enjoy what we have and appreciate!

Gymkhana Workshop Bintulu – 1 Oct 2017

Posted in Uncategorized on February 16, 2020 by Stanley Carter

In preparation for BAC 2017 and also to promote the sport to a wider audience in Bintulu, Ee Yoong Cherng was invited to come Bintulu Golden Bay Hotel to host a short Gymkhana Workshop seminar for the local enthusiasts, being the 2nd gymkhana workshop to be held in Sarawak (1st being Kuching) , I couldn’t miss it so I again drove all the way from Sibu to Bintulu on a day trip just to participate for this free workshop, yes you heard it right, the entire workshop is sponsored by BASC and it’s free sign up!

Ee Yoong Cherng was an amazing teacher and we learnt a lot in his half day session in the hall room, however due to time constraints, there wasn’t enough time for practical outdoor demonstrations, seeing the workshop was entirely free, well, we still appreciate the efforts given, thanks BASC!

Milestone in My Career in Ta Ann – 26 Oct 2017

Posted in Personal on February 16, 2020 by Stanley Carter

It’s my 11th year in Ta Ann and a lot has changed over the years, I’m now a Junior General Manager for several young and new plantations, and this was the first field planting ceremony held for Ta Ann Pelita Ngemah Sdn. Bhd., a NCR oil palm JV project nearby Kanowit area, start of a challenging journey ahead and I’m ready to commit with my very best, proud and good times.

Bintulu Auto Carnival 2017 – 11 to 12 Nov

Posted in Boost Automotive Sports Club (BASC), Events, Sidewayz Squad on February 16, 2020 by Stanley Carter

Similar scale to the Kuching MAC, Bintulu Auto Carnival or BAC is considered one of the biggest auto events in Sarawak where it includes Motorsports such as Gymkhana and Drift, being the 2nd ever BAC to be held, the organizer BASC (Boost Automotive Sports Club) decided to do it at 2 separate locations, with the autoshow inside the Paragon mall and the Gymkhana and Drift at the Bintulu old airport runway, it was a big 2 days event filled with all sort of automotive programs, needless to say it attracted a whole bunch of Sarawak auto enthusiasts to join, including the Kuching SAS gang, Sibu and Bintulu drifters, and of course plenty of friends from Miri and Brunei as well.

It’s also considered Bintulu’s first ever Gymkhana and Drift competitions to be held, and BASC had brought in some professional helps from West Malaysia, namely Ee Yoong Cherng from KL again to manage the Gymkhana and Drift sections, as well as Tan Chin Fu from JB as the official event photographer.

Gymkhana was on the 1st day and with the big venue that we have, Yoong had setup the first ever high speed Gymkhana for Sarawak drivers, with speed going up to 3rd gear, it’s definitely something very fresh even for the experienced Kuching Kone Attackers.  Not only was the layout fast, it was also a lot more technical as well, coupled with the great weather, the Gymkhana on the first day was smooth, fun and simply awesome.  With my fully welded axle, I managed to snatch a satisfactory 4th place in the RWD category, pretty happy with the result myself, at least I know I did way better compared to MAC, haha.

The next and final day would be the much anticipated Drift competition, it’s a slightly similar layout to the MAC Sibu roadshow event, with a R shape corners, but this time the straightline run up to the first corner was longer and guaranteed a much higher speed entry.  Again, the line up of cars were more than 20 and for the first time ever, there was a top 16 bracket tandem battles!

Long story short, I fought all my way to the finals and met up with Kuching Bernard Liew again in his same KE70, with my lesson learnt from the previous MAC drift event, I changed my driving style and I managed to preserve my clutch this time, I was in top shape and I managed to beat him this time, successfully revenged! I was awarded the Top Qualifier award and also crowned the BAC 2017 Drift Champion, what an ecstatic and overwhelming experience, super stoked!

Check out the photos and some youtube videos below:

Final preps before BAC 2017 – 10 Nov 2017

Posted in Car stuff, Cool Stuffs, Events, Sidewayz Squad on February 16, 2020 by Stanley Carter

Apart from the MAC Sibu roadshow and MAC MBKS Kuching, this BAC 2017 would be the next big event me in year 2017 and all my friends are very much looking forward to, LEDs to rice up my Charmant is a must yo!

Oh and by the way, long gone is my LSD, welded axle FOR THE WIN!  BAC beware, I’m coming!

Subaru Roadshow Sibu – 3 Nov 2017

Posted in Events on February 16, 2020 by Stanley Carter

Supporting local events, Subaru Sibu hosted a roadshow at the old airport runway, we drifters and some other racer gangs were invited to go liven up the place, the more the merrier as the old saying goes, we were more than delighted since it’s at the weekends.  Overall not much happening, but we did managed to throw in some simple drift demo for the crowds though, thanks Subaru Sibu for the invitation!