FXOpen Drift set to blaze the trails in late March

fxopen-drift-set-blaze-trails-late-march  The annual FXOpen Drift competition slated from  25 – 27 March at SpeedCity, Selangor Turf Club in the capital city is bound to excite drifters and drift enthusiasts alike. Aptly themed “Witness the Adrenaline Pumping High Impact Action!”, this year’s edition brings together the regulars and star participants as well as fresh competitors who have had experience in smaller and domesticated drift challenges.

The FXOpen Drift is a rival series to the popular Formula Drift Asia series and Goodyear International Drift series (GIDS) which has recently gained momentum due to endorsements by big drifter names such as; Malaysian Prince of Drift Tengku Djan, and International drifters; American Tony Angelo and Russian Evgeny Satyukov.

The 2011 FXOpen has received quite an encouraging response from many aspiring drifters thanks to its RM100,000 jackpot for the champion, RM 50,000 to the runner-up and third place drifter’s RM30,000 prize. The staggering cash prizes alone are considered worth the entry and would bring out the best of drifters in the local scene, considering that most acclaimed drift competitions and local drift challenges offer a measly RM5,000 and below for the winner and podium finishes.
The venue, SpeedCity is a brand new setting for drifters to come and experience the challenge of competition with the best. The track is a part of the Selangor Turf Club at Seri Kembangan. FXOpen has invited teams from Malaysia, Singapore, Belarus, Indonesia, Thailand, USA and other countries to participate in this high-profile international event. First day activities on 25 March, Friday, will see the customary checks on drift cars, a drifters briefing, track inspections and practice sessions or getting ‘rubber’ down on the tracks. Everyone will get a little serious on Saturday with qualifying and the top 32 mix for Sunday’s main event.
More recently, FXOpen held a street party which saw an large turn-out of drifters, drift queens, sponsors and guests. The night was filled with plenty of activities like; autograph and photo sessions with top drifters and drift queens and a bunch of special performances by chic female dancers and entertainers. Former Team Goodyear Malaysia driver Johan Norman, a representative of the FXOpen Drift, announced the organizer’s intentions to make the 2011 event even bigger than previous years.
Leading the charge as the main sponsor is of course FXOpen, a leading FOREX brokerage firm, along with a host of sponsors including, Mines, SpeedCity, Bridgestone, Motorsport Playground and many others.
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Schedule
25 March  Friday 
09.00am – 11.00am                    Registration & Scrutinizing
11.30am – 12.30pm                    Competitors Briefing
12.30pm – 13.30pm                    Lunch Break
13.30pm – 14.00pm                    Track Safety Inspection
14.00pm – 15.30pm                    Practice Session #1
15.30pm – 17.00pm                    Practise Session #2
          
26 March Saturday
09.00am – 10.30am                    Practise Session #3
10.30am – 12.00pm                    Practise Session #4
12.00pm – 12.30pm                    Drivers Parade
12.30pm – 13.30pm                    Lunch Break
13.30pm – 14.00pm                    Track Safety Inspection
14.00pm – 16.00pm                    Qualifying Session
16.00pm – 16.30pm                    Top 32 Qualifying Results
16.30pm – 17.00pm                    Top 32 Drivers Parade             
27 March  Sunday
09.00am – 10.30am                    Practice Session for Top 32
11.00am – 12.30pm                    Top 32 Battle Session
12.30pm – 13.30pm                    Lunch Break
13.30pm – 14.00pm                    Announcement of Last 16
14.20pm – 14.50pm                    Last 16 Drivers Introduction
14.50pm – 15.50pm                    Last 16 Battle
15.50pm – 16.35pm                    Last 8 Battle
16.35pm – 17.05pm                    Final 4 Battle
17.05pm – 17.20pm                    Third Placing Battle
17.20pm – 17.35pm                    Final 2 Battle
17.35pm – 18.05pm                    Announcement of Winners & Prize Giving Ceremony