King's Lynn driver gunning for glory at British Drift Championships in Birmingham
A West Norfolk drifter is eyeing glory at the British Drift Championships tomorrow.
Damien Choppen will line up at the NEC in Birmingham having won his class in the third round of the HEL DriftCup at the Teesside Autodrome last weekend.
The former West Lynn resident was promoted from the non seeded class to the seeded class on the podium.
He was fourth on the Saturday, which took him through to the unseeded top class on the Sunday, where he took top spot out of 48 drivers.
Choppen, who will compete in the pro-am class, said: “My aim has to qualify so I remain in the competition rather than drop back into the Drift Cup. A lot of the guys who I will be racing against have came through the same path as me, so I see no reason why I can’t be competitive.”
Drifting is a technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, with loss of traction in only the rear wheels, while maintaining control and driving the car through a corner.
Choppen first began drifting two years ago, taking his place in a number of events at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena. He is still driving the same car, which he has modified to 500 horse power.
He thanks sponsors Kl Engine Centre and JD Garage and Performance Centre for their continued support.
The championships can be seen live at https://www.thebritishdriftchampionship.co.uk/live/