Posts Tagged "Dubai"

2017 Middle East Drift Championship – Round 3 Dubai [RESULTS]


While the North American drift season is just getting started, the Middle East has been in full swing to avoid events in the hot summer months. For Round 3 of the Middle East Drift Championship, a custom track was built at Al Wasl Sports Club which showcased the Dubai skyline as a backdrop for the event. 25 drivers showed up from all over Europe, with the top five drivers being very close in qualifying scores. Championship leader Khalifa bin Sultan Al Nahyan took the top qualifying spot, with Dany Neville taking P2 and UAE driver Mohammed Al Mansoori earning P3.

In what was the battle of the night, Dmitriy Illyuk pushed Khalifa bin Sultan Al Nahyan to a pair of “One More Time” battles in the Top 8 before Illyuk emerged victorious, a win that shook up the championship points battle drastically. Mohammad Al Khaiat, who also was near the top of the table in the championship standings prior to this event, would also bow out in the top 8. In the end, Illyuk took home the victory after surviving a total of 4 “One More Time” battles in the tandem brackets, catapulting him into championship contention.

Middle East Drift Championships will be on summer break until November. Until then, the top 4 drivers sit just 15 points away from each other in the championship table.

Here are the results from Middle East Drift Championship Round 3:

1. Dmitriy Illyuk – Ukraine – Monster Energy
2. Dany Neville – Lebanon – Monster Energy
3. Mohamed Al Mansoori – UAE – X Unit Racing
Photo Credit:

Guinness World Records Broken in Dubai for Longest Tandem Drift


James Deane and Ahmad Daham just broke a Guiness World Record for the longest tandem drift ever recorded. James was in the chase car for 45 straight minutes spanning over 17.3 miles (28km) with constant tandem door-to-door action. The tandem team completed over 100 laps around the track with hundreds of transitions to make the record a reality. Nissan and the Pro Drift Academy came together to bring this record to the Middle East!


We did it! Ahmad Daham and I just broke a new record for Guinness World Records. Longest tandem drift ever recorded! I was in the chase position for 45minutes, 28km none stop door to door action, 100 laps of the track with over 200 transitions. Massive thanks to Nissan and the Prodrift Academy UAE for putting together this very cool unique project and using one of our favorite international drivers, James Deane.

Prodrift Academy UAE Gets Upgrade to 370z Fleet with Nissan Partnership


The Prodrift Academy UAE (United Arab Emirates) and Nissan Middle East have inked a huge deal just before the 2014/2015 drift season gets underway in the country. The partnership will see a fleet of 370z’s arrive in Dubai for a creation of the “370z Drift Experience.” The experience is being dubbed the ultimate gateway into the exhilarating world of drifting. With an experienced drift instructor, drivers will be taught key drift techniques and gain first hand experience with the 370z.

Prodrift Academy Managing Director, Graham McNamara stated that; “We have worked extremely hard to build the Prodrift Academy up to the level that it is at now and we believe that this partnership is testament to the reputation of the Prodrift Academy here in Dubai, its Middle Eastern headquarters. The Nissan 370z Drift Experience is our most exciting product development to date and this show of support by Nissan is a great sign of things to come for the global expansion of the Prodrift Academy.” The pro series in the region known as Drift UAE has quite a series and car builds participating in it.

Rolls Royce Ghost Drifting At Drift UAE Round 1 [SNAPSHOTS]

No this isn’t a press car being flogged by some famous car journalist like Jeremy Clarkson but in fact a privately owned Rolls Royce Ghost being slid around at Drift UAE Round 1 event which took place at the Emirates Motorplex. This isn’t exactly something you are going to see at Just Drift or Streetwise Drift here in the United States. The UAE got some freak weather and had some flooding which pushed back the officialness of Round 1 to January after some running in the rain.

More on Drift UAE:

More Formula Drift Abu Dhabi Drivers? [RUMORMILL]

It looks like the Vaughn Gittin Jr. UAE rumor isn’t the only one traveling around Formula Drift circles these days. We have also been hearing a buzz about Ken Gushi heading over to Yas Marina Circuit to compete in the Formula Drift Abu Dhabi event coming up at the end of February. While I find it hard to believe they would ship him over a Scion it makes me wonder what other cars from the RSR bag of tricks could they get for Ken Gushi to drive?

JDM All-Stars UAE/Dubai Festival Drift Event [VIDEO]

Low Brain TV – The Dubai Edition pt1

The guys from JDM All-Stars had a drift demo at Dubai Festival but not with some huge nightmares on the logistics side including the cars getting out of customs after the event was over. Formula Drift driver James Deane was their for the event and provides plenty of commentary on how things went down.

Watch the video:—the-dubai-edition-pt1