TTASA x TTDA 2019 Drift Championship: Round 2

TTASA x TTDA 2019 Drift Championship: Round 2

The second round of the TTASA x TTDA Drift Championship certainly exceeded expectations as the drifters settled in for the 2019 competition season. The driving skill exhibited by these drifters left many fans with jaw-dropping moments throughout the day.

A 14 car entry count for competition swiftly narrowed to 8 as the drifters battled against themselves from the get-go of the qualifying sessions. The top 8 drifters moved into the competition segment for the tandem runs. At the top of the qualifying list were familiar names such as Roger Hutcheon and Devon Bartholomew with a tie of 18 points out of 20. Impressive!

The top 8 battles saw Shaun Sukhdeo and Rajive Suchit, the 1-2 finishers of Round 1 battle against each other, to move forward. Sukhdeo taking the win with a 5 point-lead over Suchit. On the other side of the bracket Nicholas Ramlochan maximized and reapplied all that was learnt during the day’s practice sessions to get the lead over veteran Keon Reid.

Bartholomew and Hutcheon, also advancing to have a long overdue tandem in the Top 4 battles. A 38-point tally took Hutcheon to the finals, as Bartholomew is left to be the 3rd place finisher with 35-points. The other side of the bracket seeing Ramlochan advance again with an almost identical mid-thirty point score!

If these battles were not exciting enough, the close-proximity finals battle between Hutcheon and Ramlochan left the crowd in a roar as both drivers doused the track with flair and fluidity. A small error for Hutcheon, gave Ramlochan a well-deserved win with the closest point gap for the day; 33 points to Hutcheon’s 32 points. First place trophy and a drift-handbrake sponsored by RaceTrac Wheels? Great day for Ramlochan!

A post-prize giving golden-hour Matsuri session allowed drivers to fill the Wallerfield International Raceway with smoke, and cover the spectators in tyre particulate to bring the day’s activities to an end.

The Trinidad and Tobago Sport Association and Trinidad and Tobago Drift Association, thanks all competitors, spectators and event staff for making this event possible and look forward to the third event scheduled for June 30th. Special thanks also to the Drone Racing Federation of Trinidad and Tobago.

 



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