Formula Drift Asia will be back for some tire screeching action in Malaysia next month at Dataran Merdeka. This year’s event will mark the end of the 2010 season and it will lure up to 50 drifters from across the region. Local oil and gas company BHPetrol has been named as the main sponsor for the local event which should see top drifters including Tengku Djan, Azrina Jane, Daniel Woolhouse and Ryuji Miki battle each other out for the top prize.
BHPetrol is also responsible for fueling all contenders with its recently launched Infiniti Advanced2x 97 which is the company’s high-performance fuel. This is part of the company’s efforts in supporting the local motorsport scene. It has been active in the go-karting arena with the AXLE BHPetrol Racing Team and now its also involved in the “going sideways” motorsport culture. The company is also behind the Driven automotive review program which enjoyed its first season this year and is looking to premiere its second season sometime next year.
This year’s Formula Drift Asia is made up by three rounds which kicked off in Singapore earlier this year. It will be followed by an event in Thailand later this month before having its season finale right here in Malaysia between 18th and 19th of December.