JAP-FEST 2012 SHOW ATTRACTIONS
Drifting will be the centre piece of this years Jap-Fest with the final round of the Prodrift Series taking place. This will be one of the biggest drifting events seen at Mondello Park for many years with many of 2011's international field returning for another bite at the SUperfast Mondello Park drift arena.
The Prodrift event format sees drivers run on their own in qualifying to determine the top sixteen qualifiers. The top sixteen drivers then go through to the Superlap stage where their performances determine the running order for the top sixteen run-off. In the final stage of the competition drivers then go head to head in two car battles with the winner of each progressing through the top sixteen run-off, quarter final, semi final and final to determine the overall winner.
For the 2012 event Prodrift will bring the deciding round of their Irish Series to Mondello Park for their first visit of the season. For further information on Prodrift see HERE.
To view Fredric Aasbo's video from Jap-Fest 2011 click HERE.
Having made a major comeback in 2012, thanks mainly to new series sponsor 'Trackday Performance', the Irish Time Attack Championship with have the final round of its six event schedule at Jap-Fest 2012. Time-Attack gives car tuners the opportunity to prove who has the fastest car over a single lap of the track and requires a car with all-round performance. This season sees a six race series take place at Mondello Park with Time-Attack sharing with Car Track Days, a single Car Race event and of course Prodrift at Jap-Fest.
The Time-Attack competition will be decided over four sessions. Two qualifying sessions and a Open final will be run where drivers can complete as many laps as they wish. Points will be scored in all sessions with the points on offer increasing for the Open final. The times in qualifying will then be used to determine the running order for the 'Superlap' final where drivers have just one lap to set a time. Each champiosnhip, Club, Pro and Unlimited will run separatley with the slowest qualifier from each division going first and the fastest, last. The majority of points are allocated for this session.
For information on the Mondello Park Time-Attack series see HERE
For entry forms click HERE.
Although very popular in Ireland, Motorcycle Stunt riding has never had a recognised Irish championship prior to this year. Stunt Ireland is a new organisation set up to organise and regulate stunt riding in Ireland and they have embarked on a three event championship at Mondello Park.
The first two rounds take place at Mondello Park's 'Adelaide Masters Series', Motorcycle Racing events, with the third event scheduled for Jap-Fest. The organisers also aim to run an end of season International competition at the final Adelaide Masters event of 2012.
Riders in the championship come form Ireland, the UK and Europe and have been wowing the crowds at Mondello all year starting with a test event at the first Clubman races of the season. Riders compete for overall honours as well as in a number of other categories, such as Sickest trick. practice and qualifying session will be run prior to the final for the top few riders so the stunt action will be non-stop throughout the day.
For information on the Stunt Ireland series see HERE
To see some of the Stunt Ireland riders practising at Mondello Park see HERE.
New for 2012 at Jap-Fest will be the 'Barrel Sprint' which will be run by top UK event organiser Fueltopia Barrel Sprint.
Barrel sprinting requires a driver to slalom through a straight line of barrels performing a doughnut around each one before continuing to the next. Once the barrels have been successfully negotiated the clock stops when the driver crosses the finish line. For the 2012 Jap-Fest the Barrel Sprint will replace Drag Racing on the programme as the only competitive track event open to the public to enter.
Entries to the Barrel sprint will be limited to fifteen drivers. Competitors must apply to Mondello Park for a place in the competition and must include a picture of their car and some details on themselves and their competition experience, if any. Mondello Park and FBS will choose the best fifteen applicants and they will be invited to enter and go head to head with current UK championship leader Robert White.
To apply for an entry to the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint at Mondello Jap-Fest clcik HERE
Cars for this area come from web sites, forums and individual owners with all cars being vetted to ensure only the best of Irelands modified cars make it into the show. Cars in this area will aslo be the contenders for the Show 'N' Shine which this year will be judged by Autoglym.
Any additional show vehicles arranged by the organisers are usually also displayed in this area.
For an overview of Jap-Fest 2012 click HERE.
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