DRIVERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD COME TO THE GATEBIL FESTIVAL AT RUDSKOGEN 11-13 JULY TO FIGHT FOR VICTORY TO BECOME A CHAMPION IN THIS YEAR’S GATEBIL WORLD POWERSLIDE.
This will be the 3rd time Gatebil is awarding a “World Champion in Powerslide”. The winner in 2012 was Mike “MadMike” Whiddett from New Zealand and last year no one drove better than Formula Drift driver Fredric Aasbø from Norway. Drivers from 14 nations participated last year!
Drivers from Norway and Sweden are to be invited to participate in the competition. Drivers from other countries need to contact Gatebil if they want to drive the World Powerslide at Rudskogen 11-13 July. Write some info about yourself and the car and send some photos. Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW IT WORKS
To win the competition you need to nail the following: Biggest angle, most smoke, highest speed and closest to the 4 clipping points (apex-cones). The speed is measured by radar in the first corner. The track goes around the long curve at the end of the track before the straight. All cars drive alone, not twin as in drifting. 3 judges give 0 to 100 points. Touch of clipping points will give fewer points.
REQUIREMENTS TO CAR’S AND DRIVERS
Streetcars, drifting, rally, racing, rallycross – both 2WD and 4WD can participate.
All drivers get two runs each at the qualifying on Saturday. The best run counting. You don’t need to drive two runs. The scores will not be announced before after the qualifying is finished. Due to limited time only 80 cars can participate.
From the qualifying the 20 best drivers go to the final. All drivers get one run. A new score is calculated by the judges and the 8 best drivers are to the semi-final. The 3 best drivers from the semi-final are going to the super-final.
The finalist and the winner is driving in front of the main seats directly after the final run is finish. A trophy hand out for the 6 best drivers at the award ceremony!
17:30 – Meet up in the line up
18:15 – Qualifying starts. 2 runs pr driver. Maximum 80 drivers (all pre signed)
12:30 – Meet up for the 20 qualified cars in line up
13:00 – Grid show, presentation of all finalist in front of the main seats
13:15 – Final of World Powerslide Championship 2014
Participants from Norway and Sweden must be invited to race. Participants from other countries must register as soon as possible by sending mail to email@example.com
Formula Drift driver Darren McNamara from Ireland took part in both the 2012 and 2013. Best placement was second place in 2012.
The track has 4 clipping points that should pass as close as possible. If you touch you get less points.
2 and 4wd powerslide in one class! Kenneth Alm from Norway in his famous Audi A4 Quattro.
Mad Mike Whiddett from New Zealand was World Powerslide Champion in 2012. Number 2 was Darren McNamara from Ireland and 3 Ismail Salih from Norway.
Mad Mike had technical trouble with the engine in his ‘ Bad Bull ‘ Mazda RX8 when he was supposed to defend the victory in 2013.
Perfect overview! The audience comes close on the course around the bend.
The Norwegian Formula Drift driver Fredric Aasbo won the World Powerslide Championship at Gatebil Rudskogen in Norway in 2013. Assbo also run in 2014