The final round took place at Driftland in Scotland and the event was incredible.
The champion of HEL DriftCup 2018 is Andy Frost. The driver who was offered a place on the grid at the first round from the reserve list was the eventual winner.
He took the championship in style by winning the final round, soaking up the pressure like a seasoned pro.
Its wasn’t an easy victory either, he had to beat the championship leader, Dave Bastin, in the top 16 to stand a chance of taking the title.
The only other person that could challenge him was Danny Whyman. Danny would meet the on form and top qualifier Lisa Branch in the great 8. Lisa won that battle leaving Andy, only needing to make the semi finals to take the title.
Kev Bennett’s V8 powered E30 was working better than ever had took the fight to Andy, sadly, his BMW shed a tyre when Kev got a little too close to the edge of the track. This meant Andy had secured the title.
With the pressure off, he beat top qualifier Lisa Branch in the final to win the championship by 11 points.
The remaining podium position was taken by Jake Lynch. The BMW compact driver made use of every bit of power. Not only is this his first podium, it was the first time he has qualified. he is one very happy young man.
We wish Andy all the best in his drifting career and can’t wait to see him battle in the British Drift Championship.
A full report on the event to follow.