Round 2 July 6th
Round 2 Entry Forms
G1 DRIFT ROUND 2 HAS A NEW TWIST!
The 2013 G1 Drift Series continues with Round 2 on Saturday July 6th. A new addition to the G1 format will be running passenger rides in the open track sessions, something never before done at a G1..
The G1 Drift Series has enterd its ninth season in 2013. Round 1 was a big success with record entries and a BIG crowd!
The G1 Drift Series is the strongest and longest running Drift Championship in Australia.
This year there is $10,000 in prize money up for grabs being split between the top 16 place getters in the Championship!
The popular ' Hot Pit' battle format, ‘G1 Open Track’ and 'G1 Extreme Entry Comp' will all be returning for Round 2!
The 2013 G1 Drift Series has dropped the ‘Wildcard’ format and replace it with the original G1 Drift Series format. This format involves a top 16 ‘G1 battles’ and second 16 ‘Group 2’ battles.
The top 16 and second 16 groups will be determined at each round through qualifying. The top 16 qualifiers go into ‘Group 1 or G1 battles’ and the next 16 qualifiers making up the top 32 qualifiers go into the ‘Group 2’ battles. For those who don’t qualify in the top 32 there will be open track session throughout each round.
Qualifying sessions will now also combine with practice in three half hour sessions. Each competitor will be allocated a group. In the half hour period each competitor is free to practice but must do two qualifying runs in the allocated time. Only two qualifying runs can be done with the competitors best score counting as their qualifying score.
BRAND NEW ‘HOT PIT’ FORMAT
The 2013 G1 Drift Series is running with ‘Hot Pit’ format for Group 2 (G2) and G1 Top 16 battles. This is designed to reduce downtime and provide a spectacle for the crowd.
The way it will work is the 16 cars that are about to battle all head out onto the track and line up (in order) around the turn 6 sweeper. Each competitor will be allowed 1 service car with all their required tyres, fuel, tools etc plus 2 of their pit crew. They will stay out on the track (‘hot pit’ area) until the end of all battles.
The battles will run consecutively. The first two cars of the 16 will be sent off for their first lap. They will transit straight back to the start line for their second lap. After each battles second run drivers will pull up in the ‘hot pit’ area and be told who has one, lost or if there is a re-run.
Once all of the 16 cars (8 battles) have been run, the same will then repeat for the top 8 battles, then top 4 and the finals. Only the top 16 qualifiers will have a battle for 3rd place.
All competitors must have enough tyres and fuel to run a battle and a re-run. If a third run is called, they will be given time to change tyres and re-fuel. While this is happening, the next 2 cars along in the battle tree will be sent out for their battle. Once a winner has been decided, the previous 2 cars will then do their 3rd run.
So both the Group 2 and G1 Top 16 Battles will be run from top 16 right through to first place.
In the spirit of putting on a show for spectators, the 2 competitors in the finals will park up (in front of grand stand/ hill) at turn 1, shake hands and give the crowd a wave and then head back to the start line for the final battle.
Group 2 (G2) battles will run first followed by the G1 Top 16 (as per schedule). Trophy presentation for both groups will follow G1 Top 16 battles.
The top three place getters at each round in Group 1 ‘G1’ will receive trophies and the winner of Group 2 (G2) will also receive a trophy. Each round will also award the Extreme Entry Comp winner, Best Rookie and Most Improved with trophies.
Drivers will need to make sure they have wheels fitted with tyres on their service vehicles. Each driver needs to have enough fitted tyres on rims for all required battles. Any spare parts also need to be on the service vehicle in case of breakage, basically anything you may need on the day needs to be out in your service vehicle.
The Judging tower will be open to competitors during the morning practice sessions so they can see what the judges see.
Clipping points will be marked and explained in the drivers briefing by judges.
The new format will be explained in detail at the drivers briefing.
All of the $10,000 in prize money for 2013 will be awarded for the top 16 Championship positions. The 2013 G1 Championship winner will take home $5000! Second place $2000 and third place $1000. There will also be prize money from forth place to sixteenth place in the Championship. From fourth to sixteenth position will receive $200. This is a great incentive to enter all three rounds!
After the success of the 'G1 Open Track' last season and in Round 1 it returns and now with passenger rides. 'G1 Open Track' is a bit different this year as it is run in two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Both sessions are open to both G1 and non-G1 competitors. The first session will double with the G1 practice from 8:45am (2 hours). The second session will be in the afternoon. Running a session in the afternoon means open track without the pressure of the comp to follow and if you didn’t qualify well there is still ample track time to follow. If the comp finishes earlier then second open track session will start earlier, so potentially there will be even more open track time.
The open track time at each Round is included in the entry fee for those entering any of the G1 Rounds.
For those entering just the G1 Open track the cost will be $100 which includes the 3 hours + of open track time, garage for the day and a ticket into the event. This is a great opportunity for those who want to get out on track in front of a crowd and work on their skills.
Passengers will be allowed in both Open Track sessions. Passenger passes can be purchased on the entry form or from the events office on the day. Passes are $25which allows the passenger to go out in any passenger approved car. Cars must have roll-over cages & passengers are required to wear a long sleeved shirt, long pants and helmet. All clothing must be cotton or wool.
The minimum age for all passengers is 16 years of age.
Extreme Entry will be back in 2013! Each G1 entrant will have a chance of pulling of the most extreme entry of the day and taking home the trophy. How does it work? Simple. One shot at turn 1. The judged most ‘Extreme’ takes home the goods.
In 2013 we bring back the fun to G1! Make sure you are a part of it.
SA Motorsport Tyres will again be a major sponsor of the Series and are again putting up the prize of a $500 SA Motorsport Tyres voucher which will be awarded to a competitor who enters all three rounds. This winner will be picked out of a hat at the drivers briefing at round 3.
Adults $25, Kids Under 14 FREE
2013 G1 Competitor Numbers here
(These numbers are based on 2012 Championship positions)
2013 Results - Round 1
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G1 Drift Results History 2005-2012 HERE
2012 Results - Round 3
2012 Results - Round 2
2012 Results - Round 1
2011 Results - Round 3
2011 Results - Round 2
2011 Results - Round 1
2011 Round 3 Highlights