The final part to round-up from the action at Cadwell park see’s us head back to the track for the EDC or European Drift Championship, the first time Competitive Drifting has taken place at Cadwell.
Although called the “European Drift Championship” it’s not the big spectical you would expect to see, and with only 8 Drivers currently involved in the invite only series, it seems more of a demo event to most of the fans rather than a championship
The course was very technical, and cadwell’s tight bends and blind crests claimed a couple of casualties, most notably was the Apex Performance V8 S14, driven by Keiran Cameron, who on his first warm up run lost control of the mighty V8 powered S14 200SX, and hit the wall. Damage was done to the car was mainly superficial, but Bren and his team worked hard to get it sorted for the remaining runs.
With spectators lining the whole outside of the track, it was very difficult to get close to the action, which is a nod to the popularity of drifting over here in the UK
The battles went on, with impressive runs from Declan Hicks in his Toyota Chaser, Pete Barber – winner of the Brands Hatch round, Paul Conlan in his Pink S15 and Irishman Mark Luney in the SVA Imports 350Z set up the Semi finals
The final saw The rotary Mazda of Pete Barber go up against Paul Conlan, and with Luney wrapping up third place against Hicks, that was enough to see him remain at the top of the leaderboard going into the last round at snetterton.
Eventually, it was Paul Conlan in the S15 that wrapped up top step of the podium and the maximum, 15 points which canons him up to 3rd overall, with Pete Barber in the number 2 spot overall.
For more information on the EDC, get logged onto the championships website at www.europeandriftchampionship.eu
Pic Credits – Rich Cooper/Ollie Novell