December 6th marked the last spinning event for 2015 in Mason’s Mill, PMB. Hosted by Sidewayz, the event played host to drifters from the Supadrift Series such as Paolo Gouveia, Joey Govender, Royce Munnery and others, as well as local spinners such as Kurt Volmink, Bruce Swartley, 15 year old Kyle Amod and many more.
The event started out quietly as the weather wasn’t the greatest on the day but it didn’t take long before the drifters started practicing around the track and that’s when things started warming up! The word got out quickly and before you knew it the banks were full of supporters and the pits had cars everywhere, from the Nissan 200sx to the Mazda RX7 to the legendary ‘boxshape’, the BMW E30. It started off with the drifters doing single runs and showing the crowd what each of them can do, then to heat things up the drifters started doing tandem runs which the crowd went crazy for!
The timed runs followed afterwards which consisted of each driver having to do a set course with the quickest time they could achieve. This was one for the skilled drivers and no mistakes could be made. The spinners took the stage next showing the crowd how it’s done ‘Ekasi’ style. No set course - just freestyle runs with their own stunts. This is always a crowd favourite as the drivers go mad and it gets everyone’s adrenaline rushing!
To have the drifters from Supadrift attend this event really helps this small town grow in KZN’s automotive scene and definitely a positive thing for PMB too as this town needs more motorsport.
Big thumbs up to the organisers, Michael Chetty and Reece Williamson. We hope to see many more events like this!
26 April 2015 marked the much anticipated Isithebe Drags. It was obvious that everybody there shared the same strong passion for our local automotive scene resulting in an action-packed day with great vibes all around! There was definitely room for more horsepower but those who attended can all agree that the racers each gave their best efforts on the day which is really what it's all about!
Some shots from the day:
Photos: Rowan Govender