The Drift Matsuri 2017 date confirmed

THE end of the season event everybody wants to attend has been confirmed.

The Drift Matsuri will once again return to the wonderful circuit of Anglesey Circuit in north Wales.

There will be three tracks, an open pit lane, night time drifting, and of course, the after party!

More details coming soon!

The official film from the Spring Drift Matsuri 2017

If you haven’t seen this on our Facebook page, you are in for a great 5 minutes of your life!

Jason Laroza took on the challenge of making a film in a different style.

Once you’ve watched this i think you will agree he has done the event proud.

Take sit, turn up the volume and enjoy!

Spring Matsuri 2017: The Report

The 2017 kicked off with Spring Matsuri at Rockingham Motor Speedway, it’s the second time that this event has started the season following on from the success of Drift Matsuri at the end of each season.

Four separate tracks across a single venue awaited the drivers, two fast layouts featuring sections of the oval complete with banking complemented the fast twists and turns of the infield.

The final track was a new layout in the outer paddock which was open for all of the drifters to use on Saturday, Driftcup round 1 would then use this track on Sunday.

One of the highlights at these events is the wide selection of cars that drivers choose, from RX7s, AE86s, 350Zs and a whole host of R and S bodies.

Marc Huxley’s Celica is always a crowd favourite and driving a rare car doesn’t change his all out driving style at all, running the wall around the top of the banking.

This event brings together drivers of all skills from amateurs to BDC Pros, all with the aim of having the most amount of fun possible out on track and in the pits with their friends.

On Saturday night if a full day of drifting hadn’t been enough entertainment, the night battles would solve that. This year teams of three drivers would have to impress the crowd if they wanted to take the win.

Plenty of action followed over the next couple of hours before Team NoChill took the victory.

Away from all of the track action there was plenty to do including an RC track, skate park and the party through to the early hours of Sunday.

Another day of drifting awaited on the main tracks whilst Driftcup attracted the crowds to the outer paddock.

By the end of the weekend many tyres had been shredded & many smiles and laughs were had. It was another successful start to the season that looks to be one of the best that Britain has seen!

We will leave you with more photos from the event, until next time…

Throw back Thursday! A look back at the Spring Matsuri 2016

We couldn’t look forward to the #SpringMatsuri without taking a look back at the action last year!

Sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy!

Bring on a weekend of epic proportions!

Whats on where

As we get set for THE drift event to kick off the season in style, we can now show you a sight plan so you know whats on where!

As you can see, as you arrive at the venue you will collect your tickets at the security hut when you arrive.

Make sure you have your order number with you.

If you are spectating, follow the signs for the spectator parking, this will lead you to the rear of the main grandstand.

In the middle of the main grandstand you will find the wonderful Diner that will be serving refreshments all weekend long.

There is a pedestrian walkway under the grandstand which will give you access to the inner pit area. Make sure you check out the view from the top of the pit garages!

In Garage 25/26/27 you will find the RC drift track set up, this will be a 1/10th scale replica of the Outer Paddock and HEL DriftCup track! If you have an RC drift car, bring it with you and have a go! There will be cars for you to have a go!

The half pipe will be set up in the inner paddock area where Webbie and his crew will be doing their thing!

From 16:30 the car park out side the welcome centre will become the Triple Drift paddock area,  make sure you leave this area free for the competitors!

After that there will be THE party in the Welcome Centre, Mike Lewis will be on hand playing some banging tunes until late!

On Sunday, HEL Performance DriftCup will get under way from 09:00 with practice! See the talent of tomorrow today!

Its going to be a fantastic weekend and an event NOT to be missed!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Whats going on!

As the event gets closer and closer, we can let you know what is going on at what times.

There will be drifting ALL day on both Saturday and Sunday!

RC drifting in garage 25/26/27

Mark Webb and his crew on a half pipe in the inner paddock area

The Team Triple Drift competition on Saturday evening

THE drift party in the Welcome Centre

On Sunday its more drifting on the Oval and Infield

Round one of HEL DriftCup in the outer paddock, who will make the grade and be eligible to take part in the British Drift Championship later in the month

Its going to be a weekend to remember!

Get your discounted tickets from the shop before they are removed on Thursday!

Tickets will be available on the gate. 

TICKET GIVE AWAY

We are giving away TWO free ticket to attend the Spring Matsuri at Rockingham Motor Speedway!

To enter the competition, go to our Facebook page HERE!
We have pinned the poster below to the top of the page.
Simply LIKE – SHARE – Post a comment that you have shared it!
We will pick one lucky winner who will receive TWO free tickets to attend the event FREE OF CHARGE!

Make sure you follow us on Instagram too @DriftMatsuri
We will be doing live sessions from the event – Not to be missed as ANYTHING could happen!

The Webbie Show comes to the Spring Matsuri!

If you are interested in drifting, then you can not fail to have noticed the rise to fame of Mark Webb.

The 2016 DriftCup champion won the title with a round to spare. With the standard so high in the series, his results have catapulted him into the spot light.

Webbie is no stranger to the spot light, having become one of the most influential and progressive BMX riders over the last decade.

He has won many competitions, including the International X Games and the Mini discipline at the BMX Masters in Cologne, Germany in 2008. In 2009 he competed for the first time on the Dew Tour in the US, where he made jaws drop with his creative style and incredible technical moves – following a third-place finish at the final stage in Orlando, he finished the Tour in fourth place overall.

His bag of tricks is packed with technical, daring and complex moves, particularly on the mini-ramp and box jump – he landed the world’s first decade 360, and casually executed a 360-tailwhip-to-footjam-nosepick in practice on the Dew Tour in 2009. In recent years, he has set the internet alight with some crazy videos packed full of unique tricks – a number of Webb edits have racked up more than a million views.

We are delighted to tell you that Mark will be at the Spring Matsuri! Not only is he drifting over the weekend, but we will have a half pipe in the paddock area for Mark to show a little of what he is capable of on his BMX!

The ramp will be open both days, not just for Webbie, but for anyone that brings their own bike to have a ride! So if you have a scooter, skate board or BMX, get your self a ticket and come and be apart of the Spring Matsuri 2017!

Tickets can be found here  > Drift Matsuri shop

Radio controlled drift cars!

We are pleased to announce we will have a radio controlled drift track in operation all weekend!

If you have never seen radio controlled drifting, you are missing out!

The amount of detail that goes in to the tracks and cars is outstanding!

They will have not one but two tracks in operation. If you are an RC drifter, bring your car with you and have a go! You may be invited on to the main circuit to show your skills to everyone!

The tracks will be run in association with GetYourDriftOn

Make sure you come and check it out, there may even be a chance for you to have a go!

SPRING MATSURI TEAM EVENT

The Spring Matsuri 2017 will feature a Team Triple Drift competition that will take place in the Outer Paddock on Saturday evening.

The competition is open to an drivers who are taking part in the event, this include DriftCup drivers.

If there is an overwhelming demand, there will be a Facebook live session to pick the teams that will take part in the event.

The competition will have a judge over seeing the competition, however the CROWD will be the main judges! We expect people to bring airhorns, whistles and anything else that will make lots of noise to cheer on their favorite team.

If you are driving at the event, the application form can be found here > Spring Matsuri Team Event application form.

Will your team be crowned Spring Matsuri Team Event Champions 2017?