It has certainly been a tough year for everybody, but finally, we can confirm that the 2020 Irish Drift Series is happening! With so many Irish health and safety restrictions now in place due to Covid-19, we have still tried our best to give Irish drift fans a championship to get excited about.
Firstly, we will all have to accept that the 2020 IDS will be completely different to any series planned previously, or any planned in the future. Our first major restriction is public access to each event. According to current HSE guidelines, each IDS event in 2020 must run behind closed doors with limited drivers, crew, staff and media. This presented many new challenges.
As much as wanted to run custom-venue events, they are simply not responsible or financially possible under these guidelines. Thankfully, due to their current protocols and permissions, we have been able to find a solution at Mondello Park.
The 2020 Irish Drift Series will take place over 3 rounds, on 3 different layouts in Mondello Park on the following dates in 2020:
Round 1 – August 22nd (layout A)
Round 2 – September 18th (Layout B)
Round 3 – October 10th (Layout C)
70 drivers have confirmed their place on the grid and we are expecting one of the most competitive seasons of on-track action we have ever seen. The support of these drivers has been incredible and it shows the true never-say-die attitude of the Irish drift community despite the circumstances.
But, we will need your help too!
We want every Irish drift fan to be able to watch the action live. With professional media coverage and livestream broadcasting impossible to fund with no public ticket revenue, we have had to get a little creative. We have put together a fundraising competition to make live-streaming possible.
We have released just 1500 IDS stickers on the Irish Drift Series website that cost €20 each. While the purchase of a sticker shows your support of Irish drifting and funds 3 events worth of livestream entertainment, we have an unbelievable prize for one lucky IDS supporter.
Once all tickets are sold, we will randomly select one winner (over 16 years of age) to compete in the final round of the IDS championship in the Drift Games 180sx. All costs, training and safety equipment will be provided and YOU could compete alongside the very best as a wildcard. You can buy multiple stickers to up your chances and all proceeds will be used to fund our media plan for IDS 2020.
A prize like this has never been offered before and never will be again. These are challenging times and we are hoping the spirit of the Irish drift community will make this competition a success. It has been an unpredictable year for so many sports, but with your help, we can help drifting survive and once again entertain and inspire so many.
Here’s to IDS 2020.
Here’s to the Irish drift community.
Here’s to succeeding against all odds
To purchase an IDS sticker: www.irishdriftseries.ie