The big collaboration weekend in Ireland at the famous Mondello Park is in the books! James Deane drove the daylights out of his Nissan chassis and that resulted in almost another victory for him. In a battle fit for the finals, Drift Allstars veterans Janis Eglite, from Latvia, and James Deane duked it out too, with Deane taking a narrow victory. Deane also dealt justice to Vasiliauskas in the Semi Finals as Jack Shanahan beat fellow countryman Mike Fitz in the other Semi-final for an all Irish final battle.
In the Final, Deane and Shanahan’s duel would be one of the best seen on Irish soil, with neither driver wanting to concede the important victory. With results counting towards both IDC and Drift Allstars standings, a lot was on the line. After two explosive runs the judges had their winner by a narrow margin – 16 year old Jack Shanahan raised the flag for Ireland and beat his mentor, James Deane!
Here is how they finished up:
1. Jack Shanahan – Ireland – West Lake Tyres
2. James Deane – Ireland – Falken Tyres
3. Andrius Vasiliauskas – Lithuania – TurboSystems
4. Mike Fitz – Ireland – Prodrift Academy