Note: Terry Henderson, who previously put on the Drift Buffet events in Southern California, has been living in China for several years now. He reached out to us and asked that we put some coverage up of some of the events he’s involved in. The below post was written by Terry and posted on his behalf.
Round one of the China Drift Championships took place the weekend of May 12-14th in Wuhan, China. The event featured 3 different classes of competition – A group – The top tier of drivers. B group ( similar to Pro 2 in FD ) and the Super group – combining all drivers together with international drivers as well.The judges for the CDC are : Terry Henderson and Wang Feng along with special guest judge Ryan Litteral.
B group was a mixed basket with some drivers really showing a lot of potential and a bright future while a few seems to be struggling just to keep the car out of the wall. The class was dominated by female driver Gao Xuan as she battled all the way to first place in her A31.
1st place – Gao Xuan
2nd Place – Wang Xiao Wei
3rd place – Li Xu Min
A group saw many returning veterans and a few new comers from B group last year. The final four was all out battle and saw a surprising turn of events with favorite Wang Qi making an error and settling for 3rd place.
1st Place – Yang Li Feng
2nd Place – Tang Wen Jun
3rd Place – Wang Qi
The Super group was also an amazing battle with Wang Qi narrowly defeating Yoichi Immamura in the finals. Han Yue battled hard to take the final spot on the podium.
1st Place – Wang Qi
2nd Place – Yoichi Immamura
3rd Place – Han Yue