David drifts into top gear in national race

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Arbroath racing driver ‘The Flying Scotsman’ has emerged in third place from the second round of the British Drift Championship.

Superpro David Waterworth, who is also known in drift racing circles as ‘Viperman’, raced for Team Nankang / Red Line in the Maxxis British Drift Championship at Knockhill last weekend.

David said: “We arrived with hopes of a great start to practice, but although the car was great I myself was struggling to find the speed and line in the beginning, and with the weather conditions being changeable it was making it tricky for all.”

The main qualifications were on Sunday (June 8) and saw 30 other top drivers go head to head to qualify for the last 16 in the main event.

David said: “We were lucky enough that these runs were some of the best we have made on the course and qualified fourth with the highest transition speed going down the hill at 72 m.p.h.”

His first drift battle was against Team Japspeed which had a disastrous outcome for their driver Danny Eyles. David explained: “I was leading the first run in terrible conditions which made the track so slippy we were holding an extreme angle that wasn’t acceptable for the conditions and contact was made between us.

“Unfortunately the damage was too much for Danny and his team to repair and we continued through some of the best battles we have been involved in which took us to a third place podium finish.”