Dedicated Drifting at Goodwood Festival of Speed
[dropcap style=”style1″]T[/dropcap]he worlds largest motoring garden party, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, has announced that the 2015 event, taking place June 25-28, will feature a special category dedicated to the motorsport of drifting along with some of the sport’s top athletes in attendance.
Headlining the all-new “catch my Drift?” category is ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett along with Ken Block.
In 2014, ‘Mad’ Mike’s fearless driving earned him the ‘Spirit of the Festival’ award. This year, ‘Mad’ Mike plans to thrill the crowd with some tire-smoking action from behind the wheel of his Mazda RX-7 while Ken Block will be showcasing all 850 horsepower that makes up the Hoonicorn, a custom all-wheel drive 1965 Ford Mustang. Block will also be alongside another Monster Athlete, Festival of Speed debutant Buttsy Butler, and his Toyota Soarer.
In addition to these top athletes, EXTREME Drift Allstars will bring four drivers to the Festival of Speed.
James Deane, last year’s EXTREME Drift Allstars European Champion, who brings his Falken Motorsports Nissan 200SX S14 to Goodwood’s iconic 1.16-mile Hillclimb. Deane made history in 2014 by setting a new world record for a continuous twin-vehicle drift lasting an astonishing 17.72 miles.
Deane will be joined by the man he beat for the championship, Piotr Wiecek, who brings his 1000bhp Budmat R34 Skyline to the UK and will look to show the kind of form that carried him to the 2014 Polish national title.
Norway’s top drifting star, Joachim Waargaard, will give his anticipated BMW M4 its first outing in public at Goodwood while Australian Champion Luke Fink will drive his famous LBP PS13 V8. Kuba Przygonski, driving a Toyota GT86, will be in attendance as well.