“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change” – This quote from Heraclitus, a Greek Philosopher, is indeed fitting of the DriveRite Tarmac Rally-X Series. With the completion of Round 2 ( “Clockwise Mastery”) and Round 3 (“Anti-clockwise Mastery”) of the Series, the team from DriveRite will once again delight participants with an exciting change of format for the final round (“Challenging Stage”) on 25 October 2015 at the Malacca International Motorsports Circuit (MIMC).
Previously in Round 3 …
“Anti-clockwise Mastery” was introduced to provide participants, especially the regulars, with a refreshing change. Changing the circuit direction to Anti-clockwise provided participants with a new perspective of the track, almost as if they were driving in an entirely new circuit. Participants had the luxury of time on the circuit to perfect their racing lines and better their own timings.
Instructors from Grip Academy were also on hand to provide guidance to drivers new to track driving, as well as to demonstrate fundamental track driving techniques. In addition, QSTARZ lap timers were also deployed to provide accurate lap timings and to help participants keep track of their progress throughout the day. And for the first time in the series, Flaming Wheels, the food truck, was there to take care of the participants’ hunger and thirst!
One highlight of the event was the “F Tuned Racing Ride-Along Experience”. This experience provided a rare insight into Malaysian motorsports technology in action. It was also intended to mark the official launch of F Tuned Racing Suspension Systems for the Singapore market by SP Line Trading. To showcase the comprehensive line-up of F Tuned Racing Suspensions Systems (from Comfort to Race-spec) and demonstrate their capabilities – a diverse fleet of F Tuned Racing-equipped cars provided “hot laps” around the circuit during lunch break.
The “Anti-clockwise Mastery” was a big hit with participants, and Event Organiser DriveRite would like to extend special thanks to those who contributed to the success of the event in one way or another: The Sponsors, SP Line Trading for Whiteline; Ducatus by Unicla International Pte Ltd; N Sports N Brake by N Powered Pte Ltd and F Tuned Racing. Official Media REV Magazine, Supporting Media CLUTCHED and Automoment. Technical Specialists from Whiteline, SK Garage and instructors from Grip Academy.
More photos from Round 3 can be viewed here (Photos: DriveRite Tarmac Rally-X Anti-Clockwise Mastery). For those who wish to get a glimpse of the event or a better idea of what Grassroots Motorsports is all about, do check out the cool video produced by Jackie Prahbu from CLUTCHED:
What can we expect from the upcoming Round 4?
After three successful rounds, DriveRite will be hosting the final round for 2015 at MIMC: The “Challenging Stage”. The final round will consist of a combination of the features from the previous rounds. There will be a total of 3 Special Stages: Stage A, B and C.
Stage A – Standing start followed by a total of 2 laps, clock & anti-clockwise – back-to-back, solo runs
Stage B – Standing start followed by a total of 4 laps, clockwise
Stage C – Standing start followed by a total of 4 laps, anti-clockwise
With the use of alternating track directions, introduction of standing starts and solo runs, the “Challenging Stage” promises to be an exhilarating finale for the DriveRite Tarmac Rally-X Series. So do join us, Automoment for another fun weekend getaway to Malacca on 25 October 2015! For more information on DriveRite’s motorsports-related events, driver training programmes and road trip adventures, please visit http://www.driverite.sg.
PS: DriveRite has advised Automoment that the take up rate for the “Challenging Stage” was phenomenal. In fact, Automoment understands that all the slots were snapped up in less than three hours after registration for the event was opened. Unbelievable!
Photos & Text by Royston Chong
Edited by Darion Lim