Sydney Motorsport Park has hosted it’s fair share of drift battles, but last weekend’s ADGP Australia Day Drift Festival on the newly-constructed South Circuit revived what is a national drifting series which has been missing in Australia’s automotive scene. Freshly paved and ready to be broken in, this tight section of track between turns 7 and 8 of the original grand prix circuit was the perfect location for some fast-paced drifting together with the skid pan and figure eight to the inside of the track and the Allstars Bikini Car Wash and Show ‘N’ Shine on the hillside. Competitors and spectators alike ventured from across the east coast of Australia to enjoy Australia Day in the best way possible – with a tyre-frying and smoke-filled day.
In the Top 16 Invitational battles drivers took every chance to show the judges and the crowd the best emulation, the most smoke, the greatest angle and the tightest line climbing the South Circuit. This Nissan duel between Luke Fink and Mitchell Bunney had it all.