UAE Drift // It’s off // It’s on!

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I think it is fair to say that the first Official Drift event to be held in the UAE has suffered from a tortuous set of circumstances over the last couple of weeks. The excitement of the event was very quickly overtaken by the pain of having customs issues when it came to clearing the cars from the port in Jebal Ali.

The issues experienced were enough for the organisers to have to sadly pull the plug on the event, much to their own disappointment and of course those that were super excited to be able to witness UAEDrift in all its glory.

However as with every cloud, there is a silver lining! The silver lining we have here is a new date and cars that are now safely sat on UAE soil as apposed to being frustratingly stuck behind the fence at the port. So check out the press release below and if you are available make your way down to Festival City in Dubai for what is now a free event – do it!

New date announced for UAE Drift

December 12, 2010. For immediate release.

Following the cancellation of UAE Drift last weekend due to exceptional circumstances, its organizers are pleased to announce the event will take place on Friday at Dubai Festival City.

The event, which was due to showcase for the first time will now take place on December 17, for one day only. Entry will be free of charge to all spectators.

UAE Drift is organised by JDM Allstars, and features 12 international drifting champions competing over the day on a purpose-built track. It promises to be a day of high-octane action with plenty of wild tyre smoke, engine revving and fun.

“We had problems last week with the shipping of our specialised drifting cars from Europe, and so had to cancel at short notice,” said Niall Gunn, of JDM Allstars. “We apologise to our fans for that, but now we can reveal that the show will go ahead on Friday, December 17 and it will offer just about as much action as they can handle.”

Fans can find UAE Drift outside the Toys ‘R’ Us at Dubai Festival City. Gates open at 2pm on Friday. Admission is free.

Drifting is currently North America/Europe’s fastest growing motor sport. Originally from Japan it has grown rapidly over the past decade. Drifting can often be compared to having the same action as the ‘best’ moment in Formula 1, World rally, or equivalent motor sport, but it is run time and time again, keeping the crowd in total awe of the car control. Drivers are measured on how much angle, speed, style and overall impact that a driver can navigate a circuit of turns in.

UAE Drift is a culmination of 3 years research around creating a professional drift series and show in the Middle East between JDM Allstars and Dolphin Creative.

Entering its fourth season, JDM Allstars now called Drift Allstars is recognized as the best professional drifting championship in the UK and Europe. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver’s driving ability and vehicle control. Drift Allstars provides a forum for professional drifters to compete in 4-6 events/demonstrations throughout Europe for the coveted Drift All-stars Championship.

UAE Drift will be bringing some of the best professional drift drivers from around the world. Drift Australia Champion/2010 JDM Allstars Champion Luke Fink will be launching his new team, and 2009 JDM Allstars Champion and Dutch Champion Remo Niezen in his hugely impressive 500hp Falken Tyres BMW will be gunning for a top result.To mix things up we have a strong contingents from Ireland with 2008 European Champion/2010 Irish Champion James Deane in his Nexen Tyres Nissan PS13 as well as Christy Carpenter in his 600hp Nissan S15.


For further information on UAE Drift or the JDM Allstars please contact:

Zahra Soar
+971 50 655 9485

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