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Bintulu Drift Party 1.0 – 1st Sept 2018

Posted in Boost Automotive Sports Club (BASC), Events, Sidewayz Squad, Travelling on September 12, 2020 by Stanley Carter

Planning started as early at July 2018, the plan was to host the 2nd Sarawak ‘Drift Matsuri’ event (the 1st event being the Sibu Bike Week Drift in 2016) at Bintulu.

This time, Sidewayz Squad collaborated with BASC to make sure that the event would be a success, venue was set at Old Airport runway, participants ranged from as far as Kuching, Sri Aman, Sibu, Miri and even Brunei.

I arrived at Bintulu a day earlier with my family and enjoyed ourselves first at the beach.

Before the actual drift party day, all participants were told to gather at Tanjung Beach car park for a casual gathering and it was pretty epic and awesome.

But the best is still to come on the actual drift day, morning weather was fair but afternoon heavy rainfall started pouring down, even so, it didn’t stop the drifters for continuing to enjoy themselves despite the wet weather.

The atmosphere really started to pick it up once the 4×4 offroad gangs arrived with their PA speakers setup, BBQ grills and most importantly = BEERS! By then the rain also stopped and left the surface with a semi-wet condition, which is pretty welcoming for the majority of us drifters as we get to enjoy plenty of non-stop sideways driving without worrying much on tyrewears.

In the end, everyone had a blast at the event and we had a relaxing dinner for the perfect closure, Sarawak drift scene is on fire and I’m definitely looking forward to what’s in store in the near future!

I’m FINALLY ENTERED Miri Go Kart Track – 3 July 2018

Posted in Boost Automotive Sports Club (BASC), Events, Lutong Drag Motorsports Club (LDMC), Personal, Sarawak Drift Tracks on March 24, 2020 by Stanley Carter

I’ve said it before many many times, I’ve been DREAMING of entering this iconic and the ONLY race track in the entire Sarawak, albeit it’s just a tiny track designed for Go Karts, but it’s built to International standard, the track width itself is definitely sufficient for time attack events, even for Drift, like how many other places have done so with their Go Kart tracks!

Anyways, before we depart home after the legendary event just yesterday , both LDMC and BASC President, Andy Wong, had managed to convince some inside contacts of the track management and all of us were given a once of a life time opportunity to drive our cars into the track for a SHORT while, when I got the news, I literally went CRAZY and overhyped with excitement and joy!  Let the photos speak for themselves!

We weren’t allowed to race or drift in the track, and all of us weren’t intended to spoil our future chance of utilizing this track further for Sarawak motorsport events, so all of us were very, very good and compliant good boys, we’ve hung out for an hour or so, took some awesome and sweet group photos as seen above, also faked a wall ride drifting photo as suggested by Yoong, it was hilarious!

This, was, an HISTORICAL moment for all of us involved, and according to Alan, LDMC and Jagjeet, there’s a lot more in plans for this great track in Miri, you’ll see, very very soon!

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: