Archive for the Sarawak Drift Tracks Category

Kuching Drift Party – 11th Nov 2018

Posted in Events, Kuching Drift Crew, Sarawak Drift Tracks, Travelling on September 13, 2020 by Stanley Carter

With the momentum carried from the last Bintulu Drift Party, Kuching’s StayTuned Motorsports Club formed a sub team for the drifting sector, named ‘Kuching Drift Crew’, and they’ve acquired the permits to host a drifting event at the Samarahan Civic Center open car park.

Invitations were extended to all the drift enthusiasts throughout Sarawak, participants included me and my Sidewayz Squad buddies of course, as well as the up and coming Miri drifters such as Hee Wei Seng, Johnny and Wallace.

We arrived a day before and we’re treated with a nice welcoming dinner in a Chinese restaurant, thanks KDC!

The best part is of course on actual event day, the event was very well organized with plenty of helpers and marshals on site to ensure safety and keep everything in order, since there’s no competition, all of us drivers get to immediately get into drifting right after the morning briefing, it was short and simple, followed by a opening ceremony.

The weather for the entire day was very good, the track layout is quite similar to the Elite Speedway track in KL, it starts with a high 2nd gear right hand sweeper then a tight hairpin, followed by a quick transition to the left to finish the course. The high to low speed transition caught many of the drivers off guard, including me, but after a couple runs I managed to get the hang of it, and it just gets more fun from then on.

It’s the first ever drift party in Kuching, and KDC definitely outdid themselves, the hospitality rendered to us outsiders were also top notch, and all of us enjoyed the event very much, well done and thank you KDC!

Miri Go Kart Track Testing – 21st Oct 2018

Posted in Lutong Drag Motorsports Club (LDMC), Sarawak Drift Tracks on September 13, 2020 by Stanley Carter

LDMC is on its track in acquiring the permits to host its first ever time attack event at the ONLY Go Kart track in Sarawak, the event date was tentatively scheduled by the end of the year, however, Sidewayz Squad was lucky enough to be one of the outsiders to be invited to do some in track test driving, without any hesitation of course, most of us said YES immediately and we’re more than excited to help out!

Due to personal circumstances, I was unable to drive my Daihatsu Charmant, but I did followed my Bintulu squad members in their rides to Miri. We’ve arrived early in the morning and after breakfast, we proceeded to Hon Sheng for some dyno runs.

After the dyno runs and lunch break, we’ve proceeded straight to the track as it’s now opened for the unofficial test session. LDMC did a short brief of what NOT to do in the track, one of them is of course = Drifting. We’re kinda expected it but considering it’s our first time being able to drive HARD in the track, we’re still very stoked.

My first couple of laps in the track were with Ngo in his green NA AE70, since the car’s setup for drift, there’s some occasional oversteer here and there at corner exits but that’s acceptable by the organizers, as long as it’s not done deliberately, LOL!

The ‘good boys’ driving didn’t last long though, some of us got naughty and did longer slides at some corners, to our surprise, we received cheers from the spectators from the pit stands, and more importantly, no black flag from the organizer, hence we sorta treated that as the ‘green light’ to just go wild, and when I say go wild, Sidewayz Squad really goes WILD!

Our Sibu member, Andy Huang, piloting in his red 180sx, was the only driver who successfully drifted the entire half track and managed to connect all corners too, the run was epic! Right after Andy’s epic runs, the situation was getting a bit out of hand so the Marshal finally waived at us to stop.

At the end of the day all of us had a BLAST in the test track session, it was an experience of a life time and we can’t wait to come back for more in Sarawak’s first ever Time Attack event, very soon in couple more months!

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!