Getting a little Crazy with our Razor Crazy Carts in Oman

Competitive twin drifting hit Oman last weekend for the first time in their history, and we decided to bring our Razor Crazy Carts along to get involved in the action.

Razor Crazy Cart at the Prodrift Academy

Drift UAE and the Oman Automobile Association joined forces to bring this historic event to life in beautiful Muscat. With record crowds out in force to witness this spectacle, the event certainly did not disappoint as the region’s top drifting superstars put on an insane display, with Ahmed Al-Ameri taking a hard-fought win on the day.

Razor Crazy Cart and the Prodrift Academy

The Prodrift Academy went along to witness this amazing event, and we even got in on the track action, taking our Razor Crazy Carts out onto the track to keep the crowds entertained during breaks in the live action.

Check it out!

Prodrift Academy star Noor Daoud chats to us ahead of Drift UAE Rd 2

We sat down with Prodrift Academy star Noor Daoud, the Middle East’s first female professional drifter, after her exploits at Drift UAE Round 1 back in December.

Noor secured a Top 8 finish at the event and was also awarded with the ‘Hard Charger’ award for her no-fear driving style. With Round 2 just day’s away, Noor will hoping to improve on her strong start to the season and will definitely be one to watch at Yas Marine this Saturday.

Noor will also be sharing her love of the sport at the Prodrift Academy and is gearing up for the 2015 Academy opener, where she will be instructing drift stars of the future.

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Check out our chat with this rising superstar below.

Photo credit: James Davison

 

Guinness World Record’s World’s Longest Twin Drift – Official Event Video

On December 14th at Global Village in the heart of Dubai, drift superstars James Deane and Ahmad Daham made history by achieving an astonishing 28.52 kilometers of non-stop twin drifting and with it the Guinness World Record’s record for the World’s Longest Twin Drift in front of a huge crowd of VIP’s, media and die-hard drift fans.

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Utilizing the powerful Nissan ‘Z’ platform, Deane and Daham drove their way into the history books with a flawless display of controlled twin drifting much to the delight of the Nissan and Prodrift Academy teams following week’s of hard work and preparation for the big day.

The record attempt was the main attraction of the official media launch of the partnership between Nissan and the Prodrift Academy, and the launch of the brand new ‘Nissan 370z Drift Experience’, which is now ready to give drift fans across the Middle East a taster of what the exciting world of drifting has to offer.

Check out our official event video below and relive some of the action for yourselves.

 

Nissan and the Prodrift Academy join forces to set a new Guinness World Record

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The Prodrift Academy is delighted to announce that we, alongside our partners at Nissan, set a new Guinness World Records achievement on December 14th for the World’s Longest Twin Vehicle Drift. The record was set at the official launch of the Nissan 370z Drift Experience which took place at Global Village in the heart of Dubai.

Following week’s of hard work and preparation, James Deane from Ireland and Ahmad Daham from Jordan completed 28.52 kilometers of twin drifting under the watchful eyes of the Guinness World Records adjudicators and the huge crowd in attendance to witness this historic event.

370z door to door drift

The record attempt was no easy task requiring immense focus and concentration from both drivers throughout the attempt duration. Utilizing the powerful Nissan ‘Z’ platform, Deane and Daham completed over 100 laps of the pre-determined course with over 200 transitions in just over 45 minutes, as both drivers drove their way into the history books in style.

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Speaking just after this historic achievement, the Prodrift Academy Managing Director Graham McNamara said;

“I’m extremely proud of the hard work that has gone into achieving this Guinness World Records title by both the Prodrift Academy and the team at Nissan. We wanted a record that would be relevant to professional drifting and I believe we achieved that by setting a Guinness World Record in twin drifting, which is the pinnacle of the sport.

We brought two exceptionally talented drivers on board to set this record. Both James and Ahmad showed true professionalism every step of the way and it is down to their driving talents that we are now officially part of history.

I would like to thank my entire team, the Prodrift Academy partners Royal Purple, Exedy, Zeetex, Sonax, Garrett Turbo, Razor and Global Village who backed us every step of the way and provided us with valued support. The biggest thanks of all must go to all of those at Nissan who believed in the Prodrift Academy.  This record is testament to the hard work that has been put in by all parties involved every step of the way and further cements the progression of drifting within the region.

Our partnership with Nissan has pushed drifting in the Middle East onto the world stage and we look forward to seeing the continued growth of the sport with the launch of the Nissan 370z Drift Experience.”

Speaking at the event Samir Cherfan, Managing Director, Nissan Middle East, said

“With today’s accomplishment of setting a new Guinness World Records title, we have proven again the strength of our vehicles by adding another Guinness World Records record to our list. The Nissan Z is a very popular car in the drifting scene and this new record is yet another proof on the ability of this car to make drifting look so easy.”

Images courtesy of Prodrift official photographer Malek Fayoumi

PRODRIFT ACADEMY UAE AND NISSAN MIDDLE EAST PARTNERSHIP

The Prodrift Academy UAE, and Nissan Middle East, have just finalised the details of an exciting partnership deal ahead of the 2014/2015 drifting season in the Middle East. This partnership will see a brand new fleet of Nissan 370z’s arrive at the home of the Prodrift Academy UAE, based in the heart of Dubai, with the creation of the brand new ‘Nissan 370z Drift Experience’.

The Nissan 370z Drift Experience is the ultimate gateway into the exhilarating world of drifting. Utilizing the proven 370z platform, under the guidance of professional instructors, clients will learn key drift techniques whilst also gaining first-hand experience of the powerful 370z’s performance attributes.

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This announcement is being widely welcomed by the growing drift community here within the Middle East, who see it as both a show of support and an investment in the future of this rapidly growing motorsport.

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.”

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Whilst the Prodrift Academy UAE Managing Director Mohammed AlFalasi added;
“We are obviously delighted to be partnered with such an iconic brand in world motorsport in what we believe is a very exciting venture for both brands here in the Middle East. Nissan have exceeded our expectations every step of the way, and are as committed to this venture as we are in terms of growing the future of drifting as an entertainment motorsport here at our Dubai training facility.”

The official launch of the “Nissan 370z Drift Experience” will take place In December with the full event details to follow shortly. Stay tuned for more information.

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