The final round of the inaugural Super D Cup Technical Drift Tournament took place on November 26th 2017. Once again, the Thunderhill skidpad saw top competitors travel from around the country to battle on a narrow circuit. The course was a tribute to Sekia Hills (R.I.P.) which featured a high speed sweeping entry into a chicane followed by a tight hairpin. As usual the spectators and judges were treated to a healthy supply of exciting driving!
The judges were looking for high speed entries and full commitment throughout the qualifying session. The day started off with wet and slippery conditions, but over time the course dried and drivers were able to show what they were made of. Drivers who were able to lay down impressive runs, despite the changing conditions, would advance to the best 16!
Aaron Wong in his 1JZ powered RPS13 battled Lex King in his 13b Turbo FC. After a dramatic spin from lex followed by a collision, Aaron would advance to the top 8.
Alvaro Pulido and his RPS13 went up against Chris Hillis and his E36. After a few errors from both drivers, Al would end up taking the win.
A battle of Goldstar teammates saw Max Gemmell in his SR S13 vs Dom Sacco in his NA Z33. After some bumper tapping action Max found his way into the best 8.
Nick Bayati in his S13 coupe took on Taichi Kasehara in his G35. Both competitors drove smoothly, but Nick was able to edge out Taichi for the win.
For the second time in a row Julian Dumay went up against Jason Bostrom in the best 8. Jason and his S13 would take the win, and even the score against Julian and his S12.
Julian Jacobs battled Max Gemmell, which ended up going one-more-time. Julian would continue his streak and advance to the semifinal battles.
We have limited photo coverage from this round, but as always the full bracket is available at the bottom of the report!
Congratulations to our top 3 finishers!
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Thank you to our fans for supporting Super D and hyping up the drivers!