Team Dunlop Binter/Formula Drift Asia
Race promoter Singapore GP and Title Sponsor Singapore Airlines collaborated to raise funds for Community Chest beneficiaries through a charity drive event, Racing Hearts. Held on Saturday, 26 August from 5pm to 9pm, beneficiaries and members of the public experienced a fun-filled evening and partake in race-themed activities at the F1 Pit Building
It had been over seven years since the last Formula Drift Singapore was held at the F1 Pit Building, but it certainly was the first time in Singapore that the public were able to enjoy a free drifting demonstrations by Formula Drift professionals in a variety of iconic drift cars such as the Toyota Chaser, Soarer and Nissan Silvias.
One of the world’s top Formula Drift competitors, Kenshiro Gushi, was specially flown in to lead the demo team. The US-based professional drifter was supported by Malaysian Formula Drift Asia veterans Ivan Lau and Ee Yoong Cherng, as well as Singapore’s very own Ng Sheng Nian and Felix Lim.
Six lucky members of the public had the opportunity to have the front passenger seat to the maniac drifting action. To raise funds for charity, Singapore residents can submit a bid for an exclusive opportunity to strap themselves in the car with Kenshiro Gushi on the wheel.
The weather was excellent, and as the track lit up for the night, the drifters came out, driving the crowd wild with revving engines. There were a total of four demo runs from 5.30pm to 8:30pm, each one thrilling the audience at the grandstand with impossible sideway drift angles as well as super close “tandem drifting”. The loud cheers over the cloud of smoke certainly was evidence that the public went wild over the stunning performance.
Together, Singapore GP and Singapore Airlines and over 8000 public members helped to raise S$20,158 for Community Chest Singapore!