The track day was organised by the staff & members of www.ae86irl.com, an Irish based owners club of all things Toyota which primarily concerns itself with the AE86. The above Kp61 is owned by Mark Walsh, a Dublin guy with a lust for retro Toyota. The car has been rebuilt with a TRD speclist as long as my arm.
Ffrench was on fire all weekend, despatching the opposition seemingly at ease. It wasn’t until his Top 4 battle against Driftworks driver Dan Chapman where the car ran out of fuel that he would be stopped.
Newcastle City as a backdrop was simply spectacular. Perhaps the best backdrop I’ve seen for a drift event.
In Part II, I’ll show you through another epic roadtrip and the wettest event I’ve ever covered. For anyone interested in more on the above, I covered them for Speedhunters, here are the links !
AE86 Ireland Trackday Here