HEL DriftCup round 3 preview

NewsPosted on 1st June 2017

Round 3 of HEL DriftCup heads back to the amazing venue of Rockingham Motor Speedway, Corby.

The outer paddock will see a new track design, enabling drivers to go door to door in the finals.

The stakes have never been higher. The top eight drivers from this round will be given the option of taking part in the biggest event in the British Drift Championship’s history, which is breaking all attendance and viewing figures.

The ‘Battle of Britain’ will see Drift GP go head to head with the very best of the BDC. The event will take place at the NEC in Birmingham on July the 24th and 25th. It’s going to be incredible!

BDC cover

Looking ahead to round 3 of HEL DriftCup, championship leader Alistair Sutton decided not to take the offer of a place on the grid of the BDC at Teesside. He will no doubt be one of the favourites, having won round one at the same venue back in March.


Stuart Maclachlan is another driver who will be expected to do well. The winner of round two surprised many with his result. Considering he had very little practice in the car prior to the event, his achievement must be admired. He has since been getting in plenty of practice, coming second in the RDC during a visit to Driftland, the hosts of the final round of HEL DriftCup.


Could we have another event where Laura Hinks will have a good result? She was impressive at the Spring Matsuri during the team event along side Michelle Westby and Zanna Young in the team event.

Beating team mate Stu Jones at the last round was one of the highlights of her competitive drifting career. This will have her in a buoyant mood going into round 3.


Charlie McCready will be joining the grid. Her car has yet to be unveiled, but we are told to expect something a little bit different from the norm. Charlie missed the last round and is out to make amends for lost time.


There will be a number of new drivers on the grid for this round. Geoff Lane gained a BDC licence and a few drivers have other commitments this weekend so there are a few wild card entries.

Two drivers return to the grid of HEL DriftCup having driven in the competition in the past. John Gallasso brings his Toyota Chaser back to the grid. The car is a sight to behold with its wide body kit and aggressive stance. The JZ powered car will be one to watch!

John Galasso

Kynne O’Brien returns once again. His car is currently being built and we have no idea what to expect.

Oliver Bolton will make a his debut in HEL DriftCup in his Grey S13. We know very little about Olly, however we have seen him in action at the Spring Matsuri and Teesside practice days. Could he surprise everyone and be the next Oliver Evans, breaking onto the the scene with a bang?!

Oliver Bolton

The track has been designed to encourage close proximity from the very start. Expect the closest battles ever seen in DriftCup history!

We know it’s going to be a simply amazing event!

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