Nick took his second podium finish of the Hi-Tec Oils Figure 8 Drift Series last Saturday Night at round 3 of the series.
The night started in typical Sydney overcast winter weather but luckily the rain stayed away for the most part.
It was a chilly night & the event staff did all they could to stay warm.
The spectators turned out in droves for the Night Party Atmosphere & those who braved the chilly weather went disappointed. All the Drivers put a great show & battled like it was the finals.
The Top 4 came down to Scott “Blaze Unit” Schembri, Nick “DriftKid” Coulson, James “Blaze Unit” Abbott & Beau “The Show” Yates.
Nick was to take on Scott Schembri One part of the “Blaze Unit” to see who would progress through to the finals.
Scott being the number 1 Qualifier lead first & Nick put on a magic chase sticking to Scott’s door & really pushing hard around this tight track.
On the switch around Nick Pushed the VE SS Drift Ute to the limits & Managed to pull a small lead on Scott & the judges awarded the win to Nick. Now Time for the Finals against the other member of the Blaze Unit James Abbot.
(Check out the tyre off the rim)
This is where the Night got very interesting.
James lead first & Nick like always pushed hard up on his door emulating James’s every move with such finesse in this behemoth of a Drift car.
On the Switch around Nick Gave it everything he & the car had, the first part of the course went exactly to plan but on the lead up to the last corner the left hand rear tyre popped off the bead giving Nick no control over the rear end sending him into the embankment.
Unfortunately this ended the Night for Nick placing him in 2nd for the night.
The VE SS Drift Ute Suffered some damage to all four corners of the suspension & some Panel damage as James had nowhere to go but into the back of the Ute.
Nick is still in 2nd place for the championship & with the points so close from 1st to 5th its anyone’s series with 4 rounds to go.
Check out this Video of Nicks lead run where it all went wrong.
This will be one Round not to miss on the SBS1 TV Coverage coming soon.