The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the global governing entity for motorsports was founded in 1904 to promote motorsport. In 2017 they deemed it necessary to add drifting to their list of sanctioned sports as it is now the largest growing genre worldwide and considered to be the figure skating of the motorsport world.
Locally the National Sporting Authority (ASN), the Trinidad and Tobago Automobile Sports Association (TTASA), has given approval to a collaboration between themselves and DriftShenanigans.com in order to develop the sport drifting at the Wallerfield International Raceway in a capacity that now seeks to maintain and enhance the standards of the FIA, through a series of drift days at the track, competition events and offsite monthly meetings.
These designated drift days seek to reinforce a strong base for drivers, whilst retaining a degree of entertainment as a vital part of the drift culture. TTASA whilst positively expanding the sport is willing to work with organisations that share the same interest such as DriftShenanigans.com. All fun and games aside however these DS guys know all about the international standards as they were part of a contingent that met up with the Formula Drift officials in 2016 and maintain relations to this day.
On Monday the 11th September, 2017 a meeting at the National Energy Skills Center, Chaguanas was held to discuss the future of drifting locally- attending this meeting was a count of 25+ of Trinidad and Tobago’s drifters, covering all tiers* of driving skills.
Attendees at this meeting were made aware of the first drift day at the track in collaboration with DriftShenanigans.com called, Sunday Skids which would be held on Sunday 17th September, 2017.
TTASA seeks to continue with the mandatory safety regulations in a drift environment, creating a forum to increase driver confidence and knowledge and as a result their performance.
The collaboration with DriftShenanigans.com allows for the aspects of family values and fun to be incorporated- which is the cornerstone of any great sport.
Spectators are invited to come have a good time by bringing their coolers, bringing food and enjoying some drifting- after all there is no entry fee for them.
Sunday Skids would not be possible without the Trinidad and Tobago Automobile Sports Association (TTASA) and help of the following sponsors: Motul, Meguiars, VP Racing Fuels, Carib Beer, TriniTuner.com, Zorce Racing Magazine and Unlimited Tyres.
Note that you can still register on site for just $300.00 as late fees were waived.
For more information on registration contact:
Devon Bartholomew- 687.2278
Farieed Sankar- 740.1780
Roger Hutcheon- 493.6577
Kasey Ramoutar- 481.6325
or email, email@example.com
Class A: Beginners seeking to learn basic maneuvres under supervision.
Class B: Intermediate drifters who are only comfortable on a full course with supervision.
Class C: Expert drifters who are able to complete a full course without any supervision.
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The likes of the following drivers can be expected to make an appearance at Sunday Skids:
|Brad Birbal||Mikhail Mohammed|
|Kevin Mohammed||Devon Bartholomew|
|Reagan Birbal||Rajive Suchit|
|Keon Reid||Javed Abdul|
|Imran Khan||Farieed Sankar|
|Avinash Persad||Rajesh Rampersad|
|Shaunnie Sookdeo||Clint Kumar|
|Heera Manoorath||Dario Jordan|
|Shivan Maharaj||Roger Hutcheon|