Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Team XForce welcomes Harrop Engineering.

 
 
Team XForce & The DriftKid would like to welcome Harrop Engineering on board as our newest sponsor for 2014.

Harrop bring with them over 55 years experience designing, developing and manufacturing precision components.
 
 

 We are honoured to be using the latest supercharger technology offered by Harrop in the High efficiency front drive supercharger FDFI 2300. This unit is available for your street/track Driven LS V8. Check their web site for full specifications.

www.harrop.com.au

Thursday, March 27, 2014

2 Free VIP Tickets to Givaway for Round 1 of The Hi-Tec Oils Figure 8 Series.

Click on the Facebook link to the DriftKid Page on the Right & answer the Competition Question for you chance to win.
 
 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hi-Tec Oils Figure 8 Drift Series

We are pleased to announce the DriftKid will be doing the Hi-Tec Oils Pty Ltd Figure 8 Drift Series at Sydney Motorsport Park.
This Figure 8 track is tight & technical & made for some close door to door tyre frying battles.
 
Kicking off on Friday April 4, the event will feature a bunch of stuff to see and do including Freestlyle Moto-X with the "Freestyle Kings", the Hi-Tec Dancing Girls, Retail stands, Show n Shine and even a jumping castle for the kiddies
 
Cant Make it to Sydney to watch? Don't stress, this series will also be live streamed across the Planet so it doesn't matter where you are you can catch all the action LIVE!!!!! Check out the link below for all the event information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1469575909922374/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Nick at The Top Gear Live Festval in Syndey

What a great weekend Team XForce & the DriftKid had at the Top Gear Festival in Sydney last weekend.
 
 
 


Nick along with 9 other Top Drifters got to showcase the sport we love to tens of thousand's of Motorsport Enthusiasts in the Just Car Insurance Drift Demo.
 
 
The Boys Blazed the track 4 times a day putting on a fantastic show of skill & talent getting up to speeds of over 190kph down the main straight of Sydney Motorsport Park sliding from one side of the track to the other.
 
 
Achilles Radial made the show even more exciting with the ATR Sport Coloured Smoke Tyres 
 

Check Out the Speed Nick get's the VE SS Drift Ute up to sliding the main straight.
 
 
We also has a few Mock Battles to show the crowd what the guys do during a competition.
 
 
Nick & Levi then decided to put on a show with the Achilles Coloured Smoke Tyres.
 
 


 


Monday, March 3, 2014

Top Gear Festival Sydney

A Big Weekend ahead this Saturday & Sunday for the DriftKid & Team Xforce Performance Exhaust as we head to Sydney for The Top Gear Festival Sydney Demo.




The DriftKid along with some of Australia's Top Drifters will be blazing the main straight of Sydney Motorsport Park putting on a display of their skill & talent as they entertain the crowds.
We have all the colours of the Achilles coloured Smoke range to put on the best show possible. The Hi-Torque Performance Built 416ci 6.8lt V8 Beast will be destroying tyres all weekend at this ultimate motoring event.




Get Your Tickets online now: http://www.topgearfestivalsydney.com.au/tickets

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Round 3 of ADGP is on SBS SpeedWeek March 2nd 2014


Round 3 of The Australian Drifting Grand Prix (ADGP) is on free to air TV this Sunday 2nd of March 2014. "check local tv guides for start times"
Watch as the competition heats up & opens up the championship for any one of the top 10 contenders to take the crown at CalderPark for the last round in April.
Nick is currently in 3rd place for the series & the last round will no doubt be a thriller.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Nick Places 6th at ADGP Rd3 & is now 3rd in the Championship

Round 3 of The Australian Drifting Grand Prix was run over the last weekend at Sydney MotorSport Park on the Amazing South Circuit.
This track consists of a big run up entry over a hill into a tight left hand turn with a inner clipping point & then transitioning into a right hand turn with a outer clipping point pushing up the hill to another outside clip whilst turning left & finally to the last clipping point at the top of the circuit.
 
 
This shot is coming out of the last turn on top of the hill 
 
 
 Team XForce posing for a shot just before practise & qualifying started on Saturday

 
Qualifying didn't go to plan & Nick had a spin on his first Run as he was trying to make an aggressive switch coming out of the second Clipping point. 
The next run Nick put in a nice safe run to make sure he was on the right side of the qualifying ladder & qualified 13th
 
 
Top 32 Battle was against Ender Esenyel from Victoria.
Nick being the higher qualifier lead first & put down a killer lap putting a big gap on Ender. Ender then called for 5 minuets with a mechanical issue & returned to the start line with his car stuck in 3rd gear.
After a slower start than normal Nick got on Enders door & never left it handing the unanimous win to the DriftKid.
 
 
Top 16 Driver intro & signing at the Lunch time pit walk for the crowds
 
 
After Lunch was the Top 16 & Nick was up against South Australia's Jack Widdas who Qualified 3rd in his insanely powered RB Skyline
 


It was a tight battle & the Judges couldn't pick a winner & called for a rerun. The next battle was also a close run between these two guys & after the judges looking at the instant replay 4 times called for another rerun. Not wanting to let the judges have any hesitation on this next run Nick gave it his all & put on a fantastic chase & lead lap to get all 3 judges into a unanimous decision giving Nick the win & moving onto the top 8.



Next was Andy Gray from Japan in his insanely quick JZX. Andy put on a fast lead lap & had a few car lengths gap on Nick as they entered the first corner, but by the exit of the second corner Nick was where he needed to be & finished his chase lap strong. On Nick's lead lap he put on a text book run but unfortunately wast enough & the win was awarded to Andy.

 This meant Nick finished the day in 6th position banking some good points for the series & is now in 3rd position heading into the last round in April at Calder Park.
 


Here is the Gopro footage of the battles
 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

2014 Kicks off this Weekend in Sydney

Check out Sydney MotorSport Park This Weekend Feb 8th & 9th for all the Action of Round 3 of The Australian Drifting Grand Prix.

Nick is currently in 6th position & only 19 points separate 1-6. Come on down & support the DriftKid as he takes on Australia's best Drifters in Australia's only National Drift Series.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Round 2 of Australian Drifting Grand prix on SBS Seedweek.

Check out all the Action of Round 2 of The Australian Drifting Grand Prix from Barbagallo Raceway in Perth this Sunday on SBS Speedweek. Check local TV Guides for start times.

Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 AT A GLANCE.



2013 AT A GLANCE for Nick "DriftKid" Coulson & Team Xforce Performance Exhaust.
What a year we have had, 13 Competitions with 8 Podium finishes, 4 Drift Demonstrations & Countless Magazine & News Paper Appearances.

Thanks every one for your support & we look forward to many more adventures in 2014.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Round 2 of The Australian Drifting Grand Prix. December 7th & 8th Barbagallo Raceway Perth W.A


With Round 2 only days away the VE SS Drift Ute is on its way to Barbagallo Raceway in Perth Western Australia.


All Packed for the long journey to Perth.


Nick is sitting in 4th position after the first round & is keen to get a podium to secure his standings in the 2013/14 National Championship & will have some stiff competition from some of Australia's best Drifters & special International guest drivers Daigo Saito & Andy Gray.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Nick Places 7th at WTAC Tectaloy International Drift Challenge

What a wild weekend of Drift for Nick & Team XForce.
 
 
Thursday was a day of Practice & 3 laps into the day we had a oil pressure drop in our 416ci built engine & after partially pulling it down at the track we found the oil pump had let go.
Not the start to the weekend we would have hoped for but you have to do the best with what you have.
Luckily for us we were able to borrow a Engine from Matt Mingay from Stuntz inc. The engine is a Std 6.0lt Ls2 with a cam. Not quite the 6.8lt Monster Nick is used to but it did get us back on track.
 

A massive thanks to Kent from Hi-Torque Performance for doing all the hard work pulling the damaged motor out & putting the new one back in.
 

A big shout out to PowerTune Australia for letting us use their workshop for a few hours on Friday Morning to do the engine swap.
 
 
Now back to the track to get some much needed practice laps in.
 
 
Still chasing a intermittent Power Steering Problem didn't help to the teams frustration & through out the weekend we changed 2 Power Steering Pumps & replaced the Power Steering rack 3 times to try & find the source of our Power Steering Gremlin.
 
 
 
Friday Night all set ready to do some good Qualifying laps & get the first battle done & dusted ready for the main Show on Saturday Night.
 
 
Nick went out & did a safe Qualifying Lap just to get a tidy one under his belt & with a score of 220 from all 3 judges this put him in 6th position with still a few guys yet to do a qualify lap.
The next lap Nick went out hard & put in a nice clean one with a score of 240. This put him inside the top 10 Qualifiers.
Some how on the night they didn't take his highest score from qualifying & used his lower score putting him in 16th Position. We didn't realise this until after the top 32 had been run which was just a short time after the Qualifying had finished.
 
 
Top 32 battle was Against Jason Ferron in his V8 Powered Skyline. It was a close battle but Nick took the win to move onto the main game on Saturday Night.
 
 
 
Saturday night & the top 16 battles were about to begin. 
Nick's next battle was against Top Japanese Driver & D1 Grand Prix Champion & Number 1 Qualifier for the event Tsutomu Fujio.
This was always going to be a hard battle but with an engine 100kw less than what Nick is used to & the Power Steering still giving him grief it would take all of his skills to get the win on this guy.
 
 
Nick being the lower Qualifier was to chase first.
Nick put on a stellar Run getting on Tsutomu's door from the very first corner & matched him on his speed & angle all the way through the run all the way to the top of the hill.
 
  
This is where the night got very interesting to say the least.
This photo is on top of the hill just as they have crossed the finish line. Nick was on his door all the way up the hill & as soon as Tsutomu crossed the finish line he backed off aggressively not even taking into consideration Nick in his 1600kg Ute was right there.
Slight contact was made milliseconds after this shot & apparently this contact was enough for Tsutomu to spin off into the gravel trap 15 metres away.
As you can see in this picture Nick was on the Brakes (Brake Light on the Roof) & locking the front wheel up to avoid contact.
All this was after the judged part of the track & didn't have any bearing on the run. Tsutomu called for 5 minuets while his team checked over the car & soon returned for the other half of the battle.
Nick lead with a good speed & great angle into turn one with Tsutomu on his door & as they transitioned into turn two Tsutomu had a slight correction & Nick was able to pull a gap to take the win & move into the great 8
 
 
Nick was to now face off with fellow Aussie Micheal Prozenick in his V8 Powered S13.
Michael lead & Nick was able to get up on the s13's door & match his speed & angle But as soon as they transitioned into turn two Michael was able to pull a gap going up the hill. On Nicks lead Michael was able to stick with Nick through out the course & take the win Finishing Nick's night in 7th position.
 
 
On returning to the pits after the event had finished we were informed that Tsutomu had made a formal compliant saying that Nick had intentionally hit him on the completion of the run sending him into the kitty litter.
 

This was the damage to the VE Left front guard.
 
After race officials heard Nick's side of events they concluded it was a racing incident & no further investigation was needed.
Apparently Tsutomu was upset because Japanese custom was to approach a driver & say sorry right after a incident has happened. With the way the event was run we had no opportunity to do so straight away & after Nick was knocked out in the top 8 we all wanted to go up to the spectator area & watch our Sole Aussie remaining Michael Proznick take it to the 3 internationals left in the competition.
 
After packing up our pits we went to apologize to Tsutomu & as we approached him he rushed up to Nick & grabbed him by the shirt with both hands yelling abuse in his language. Myself & the race officials quickly removed his hands from Nick & a heated throw of words ensued & we left his pit area in total disgust. We were totally dumbfounded by this & have never encountered anything like this in the 4 years of professional drifting we have done. All I can say is that this guy has to be one of the worst sportsman we have come across & would hope that he gives a public apology to Nick as no matter what happens on a race track it should never get to a physical altercation.   
 
 
7th place amongst the Quality of Drivers that attended & the issues we were faced with is a great result for Nick "DriftKid" Coulson & Team XForce. We look forward to our Next competition at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth for Round 2 of the Australian Drifting Grand Prix on December 7th & 8th.
 

Monday, October 14, 2013

World Time Attack & Tectaloy International Drift Challenge October 18th & 19th 2013

This Friday & Saturday Night Nick "DriftKid" Coulson will compete against some of the best Drifters Australia/New Zealand & Japan has to offer.
 

Team X-Force along with all our sponsors have been prepping the VE SS Drift Ute ready for one of our biggest events of the year & after a disappointing end to last years event Nick is as keen as ever to take the win.
 
 
Action all Day Friday & Saturday with WTAC (World Time Attack) & then the Nights will heat up with 32 of the best drifters for Practice & Qualifying Friday Night & the Main race Saturday Night.
 
 
 
Come on out & support Nick & all the Aussie's as they take the challenge to be number #1.