2010 G1 South Australian Drift Champion, 2010 Stadium Drift SA Champion and 2011 Drift Supercup Champion, Simon Michelmore was thrilled to receive his invitation to compete at the Tectaloy International Drift Challenge for the second year in a row.
With an already stellar international line-up in the field, Simon has been working hard on his Nissan S14 and has made some notable upgrades to get it ready for battle!
Simon has been competing in drift competitions since 2003 with one of his most exciting accomplishments being 2nd place in 2007 at Drift Fest in Melbourne against Japanese star Shinji Minowa.
This was an unforgettable moment in Simon’s drift history as the final battle resulted in a re-run which then put him in 2nd place. From this moment Simon has been pushing harder and harder and waiting for his chance to battle some of the world’s finest drifters from Japan. So now he is eager to get out on track and go head to head with the International line-up.
“My S14 has been the most successful car that I have built to date. A lot of time and dedication has gone into this car, not only from myself, but my amazing crew and the workshop Garage 7 work very hard on it also. I’m currently running an RB26 head with a neo RB25 bottom end, the internals are essentially the same as an RB26, so this option was an easy one for us. The entire engine bay of the car has been stripped, tubbed, tidied and painted. The vehicle has undergone a complete overhaul for the 2012 season.”
This year Simon came in 7th place at the first round of the Australian Drifting Grand Prix in Tasmania, and 4th place at Drift Supercup in Adelaide. The team still have three more national competitions at Calder Park, Mallala and Western Australia, local SA events and interstate comps so we’ll be keeping a keen eye on Simon for what is sure to be sizzling competition in the lead up to the Tectaloy International Drift Challenge!
“I have such a great time battling my fellow Aussies, and they all put up a great challenge, I’m really looking forward to getting back out to Eastern Creek and giving the NZ and Japanese a run for their money. My team has been so supportive and it will be great to represent them out there!”
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See Simon’s Tectaloy Driver Profile.
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