Wow, Penticton BC what a way to end the DMCC West Season!!! Amazing weather, great track, great friends, and my best finish ever.
The weekend started with an overnight drive from Edmonton to Penticton, that included many stops for coffee, energy drinks, and one stop to help out a fellow driver with a blown out trailer tire.
With getting there a day early, there was only one logical thing to do in Penticton, wake up all the other drivers and go float down the channel in tubes! If your in Penticton during the summer you have to do this!!
After getting all set up, on my first practice run I noticed my steering didn’t feel right, so I pulled into the pits and we got the car in the air to find that my downpipe was hitting steering shaft causing the steering to lock up. But thanks to my Chief Engineer Rob, we were able to adjust the bracket just in time for the second practice session
The track started out with a left handed sweeper keeping it close to the bank on the outside wall, there were a couple cars that came a little too close to this wall.
Next up the battle for 3rd place against Shawn Browne in his Drift Union Mazda RX7, I came in fast on him the first run, getting a little close with my front end hitting his rear bumper causing him to spin out, Picture more of a full on police style pit maneuver
During our One More Time run Shawn came out ahead landing him in 3rd place and setting my final position in 4th for Drift Mania Penticton. When the points were all calculated, with this finish I was landed in 5th overall making this my best season yet in DMCC.
With the car battered and bruised we loaded up onto the trailer, hit up Club535 in Penticton where they hosted an awesome after party for us! Chilled out on the beach one day then hit the road back to Alberta!!
Penticton was by far my favorite event of the year, super fun track, met some great people, and got to chill out in the sun for a couple days! Big thanks to everyone that came to help out, Handsome Rob Racing, Tony, Jesse, Sahun Lund and Beamer for accommodations at Club535 then of course Ben and Justus from Mission. Also big thanks go out to my sponsors Clarion Car Audio Canada, Certified Radio, Wheels-Plus and Clutch Masters!
See you guys next year!!