Miri Gymkhana & Drift Challenge R1 – 18 Mar 2018

LDMC held Miri’s first ever Gymkhana event at the end of 2016, with 1 year hiatus, Alan and his LDMC gang are back with full force and planned for a 2 round series in Miri for 2018, with 1st round held at Miri’s Coco Cabana, he also brought in some help from veteran Gymkhana driver Locksley who drove all the way from KK, he’s also the guy that provides the technical advise and support, and setting up the Gymkhana course layout.

With the blooming scene in Sibu, I managed to convince quite a lot of friends to join us on the convoy to Miri just for this event, we stopped by Bintulu and proceeded straight to Miri, the convoy was great and everyone was enjoying every moment of it.

On the big day itself, weather was super fine and I was super stoked, I had the chance to wear my first ever race suit sponsored by Suzuka Benedict, also we saw the tremendous support from local Miri guys, namely Johnny Yong, Michael Wee and the famous Youtuber Hee Wei Seng.

The day started first with Gymkhana in 3 categories, FWD, RWD and Open class, I joined RWD and Open, and I snatched 3rd place in both categories, also snatched the Fastest Tme in RWD single lap.  After all Gymkhana classes completed, the organizer proceeded straight with the Drift Challenge, they brought in KK DK ‘Mah Lao’ as judge.

The Drift challenge layout was simple, with a 2nd gear low speed entry to the right and a flick to the left hand sweeper with 3 rear clipping cones to finish it off, many were struggling as the level of skill was still low, my consistency helped a lot as I fought all the way into finals facing my teammate Roy Chai in his R32, I had a good chase but while I was leading, a misjudgement had my Charmant knocking off all 3 rear clipping cones, resulted in the deduction which in the end gave the win to Roy instead, I’m happy that I still get to win the 2nd place trophy though.

Overall it was an awesome event and LDMC truly outdid themselves again, with R1 now finished, we very much look forward to R2 now!

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