After an incredibly successful season, Driftworks Pro Driver and Sales Manager Ben Broke-Smith recently finished the European Drift Championship in first place, with a clear 19point advantage. Once again giving Team Driftworks the title back from 2006, and firmly establishing us as THE team to beat in 2009.
Driving the 560bhp Driftworks Toyota Chaser, Ben lead the championship from round two at Knockhill in Scotland, to the final round in Poland.. With many top drivers and teams nipping at his heels for the lead in the championship, Ben kept a cool head, and the massive Driftworks JZX81 Chaser using the superb Federal tyres remained in the top spot..
At the final round in Poland we brought back the Driftworks Nissan Skyline for Ben to drive, as the Toyota Chaser was outbound for competition in the Red Bull Drift Challenge in the USA..
The Skyline now using our preferred Toyota JZ engine, gave Ben a bit jip to start with by deciding to blow up the weaker Nissan differential on the first run, and taking the clutch out with it.. But with the help of some of our good friends and competitors, he had it up and running again in no time. A real testament to the camaraderie found in the drifting scene.
Driftworks Ltd would like to congratulate and thank our good friend, employee, and team member Ben Broke-Smith for his incredible dedication to this season of the European Drift Championship.
We’d also like to thank everyone that has supported Team Driftworks in the 2008 season. We couldn’t have achieved this result without your support.:
Roll on 2009..