Archive for August 11, 2009

Sarikei’s potential Drift Track?

Posted in Sarawak Drift Tracks on August 11, 2009 by Stanley Carter

Remember back then I posted a youtube video of the Sarikei’s deserted go kart track, which has long being converted into a jogging park + football field?  Well, last Sunday, I had a mini family trip down to Sarikei and I’ve finally get the chance to visit this place personally, though not in my Charmant of course (fetching your family members on your drift ride on a long journey is definitely NOT a good idea!)

Anyways, let’s get it started with this Panorama picture I took with my handphone:

Sarikei Go Kart track panorama view

Sarikei Go Kart track panorama view (Click to enlarge)

And here are some individual pictures I took at several portions of the track:

Sarikei Go Kart track

Sarikei Go Kart track

Sarikei Go Kart track

Sarikei Go Kart track

Sarikei Go Kart track

Sarikei Go Kart track

Sarikei Go Kart track

Sarikei Go Kart track

The place is open to public, and I actually drove my little Perodua around the entire track.  While I was driving slowly, there were also 2 young girls learning to ride their Yamaha in it as well.

I thought the track was big, but it isn’t, it is actually quite small.  The track width can only withstand an aproximate size of 1 and a half cars, and the corners are mostly 1st gear corners, you heard me right, 1st gear only!  There are 2 straights which would probably let you push up to 2nd gear for some early entries, but those corners are rather tight as well.

There are 1-2 potholes on the track, if I were to drift my Charmant here, I might have to keep an eye out for those little traps, other than that, there’s no dividers, there’s no longkangs, all pavement + grass, to me that’s good receipe for Drifting, no?

My wife’s younger bro who is currently working in Sarikei happens to know the owner of the track, and he will help me to talk to the owner about the possibility of letting me, driving (sideways) my Charmant, in his track… let’s hope for good news. ^^