It was a good event.
I only managed to place 7th. My boss Wong "Max power" first event had placed him 8th. Hahaha. Ok la tu first timer. Next event cuba lagi. :) Congratz to Eric, Rul Wan & Wong MOD.
Thanks to the organizer and judge (Amin, Nazri & D sham) for making it happening. :)
The event location (Bukit Jalil) was convenience to many with side attractions. Too bad the 1:1 drift clinic was postponed to a later date. The main organizer seems to promise a better event next time. He promised Kumakubo and Suenaga will come this year.
The track was fairly slow-medium speed, with a good feint opportunity. the rough surface seems to be disappointment to most of us drifters but we cant blame the organizer as the location was given by Axiacom. Drivers need to adjust to it. This can be better.
I cant forget how big was the square event at HPC. How fast everyone on the entry speed. How insane angle at that time. just like the real thing. that kind of event will be remembered. That kind of excitement CAN attract people to watch and play. if we do more events hopefully it should be bigger and high entry speed with feint, small and long brushing corners. Recently i like the puchong rc battle layout (i cant join at that time but have tested it the day before).
The judging was good. We were explained on the reason for the score given at every run. Of course some may dispute sometimes but overall it was acceptable. Selalunya yang kalah la akan protest... Semenjak dua menjak ni ramai yang dah start protest bila kalah. Bila tengku Djan jadi judge dulu takde pun orang nak protest. nampak sangat tak respect kat judge. Setakat bertanya boleh la. Aku kalah pun senyum je la, masih ada respect dalam hati ni. Kena terima. Drifting judge pun manusia yang makan nasik ( Malaysian & Japanese). Kalau nak 100% fair main touring ikut lap counter. :) Back to Bukit Jalil.
I personally like to see more one more time especially when there is 50/50 or too close to decide towards the best 16 and below. I saw more one more time in best 4 which is good to satisfy the drivers. It can be practised more especially from best 16 onwards. Best 32 selalunya obvious winners. Overall judging acceptable.
The trophies and cash prizes was GREAT. our trophies was better (nicer, BIGGER and with cash incentives) compared to the multi thousand ICE or Autoshow winner. What can be improve was the medal can be label or engraved with 4th to 22nd individually. Those small thing are important. i heard it was from Axiacom directly so it is dully understand. :)
I used poor, good and GREAT with reasons as explained for improvements and appreciations.
Overall it was fun. I'm looking forward to join on the next event!