With the next round of Prodrift 2011 upon us this weekend lets take a look back at some of the Wall Taggers from the previous rain drenched round at Punchestown. From the outset drivers were being pushed out wide at every opportunity by the judges. Outside clipping points are far more difficult to set the car up to clip and really push the drivers to the max. When you throw rain and a relatively wet track into the mix there will be only one result…a little bit of carnage! So then No Walls No Balls… (more…)
Great article on the Deanes in this months edition of WorksMag. Big thanks to SleepyCat (Colin and Glenda) for putting me in touch with the WorksMag crew for a few pics. Article starts on page 72 and I have a few pics of the lads on pages 80-81 and 82-83 which was cool. I am guessing that Martin Cunningham supplied the rest of the pictures and that Fuzzy (Paul McCarthy) did the interview, excellent job guys. (more…)
Round 4 of the Prodrift Ireland series seen the annual visit to Mondello Park, Ireland’s premiere race track. Like i said before despite the damp weekend we where greeted with it, it was still an exceptional event.
Another fabulous weekend at a Prodrift event despite the horrible weather for most of the weekend.
Wandering around the paddock on Sunday you’re greeted with all the cars, the drift machinery and tyres but behind all the cars are the people the drivers. I remember last year or the year before Paddy McGrath did a series of photos ‘behind the visor’ which were instinctively ingrained in my head because of the quality and style of the pictures but also because its something we tend overlook with all the emphasis and attention going going on the cars. The people within drifting are really important to me, whether its the driver, the mechanic, the guy changing the wheels…whoever. Its the people who make the community what it is. Heres a few snaps of some who’ll you know and some you may not.
Whatever is about it everyone loves to see a good smack at a drift event! As sick as it may seem its just true. At round 2 of Prodrift in Punchestown the carnage was minimal enough though to the delight of the drivers and disappointment of the crowd…1-0 to the drivers lol! However a few guys did decide to embrace the wall and other drivers with tags, kisses, grazes and some outright blatent mounting manouvres, but nothing too serious.