The most anticipated finale of Saturday Night Fever 2013 was held with a bang despite the lack of participation from the regular suspects. Nevertheless, the amount of crowd that came can be considered astounding. It might not match the concert that was held the very same day as SNF, however it’s quite a positive change to see more and more have embraced the culture of motorsport instead of being the usual entertainment junkies.
Even the torrential rain that came pouring all sorts of animals listed from A to Z in the encyclopedia can’t deter the motorsport fans who rooted for their favourite teams and drivers. To make matters worse, some of the areas for parking as well as the eatery section were flooded ankle-deep.
Even the vintage rides’ owners came to enjoy the race, entertaining the crowd with their mint conditioned machines. Asep of Art of Speed stole the show with his side-mounted exhaust, V8-engined Impala with burnouts and the roar of pure tuners’ pornography.
After running strong for three years, Saturday Night Fever or better known as SNF among the enthusiasts, has been a crowd-puller as well as a great platform for privateers and tuners to hone their skills and market their products and services. Kudos to Ignition.my for a job well done. Nevertheless, it would be great if the organisers can bring SNF to a higher level in terms of spectatorship as well as sponsorship.
In terms of competition, the likes of professional drivers such as Keifli Othman, Akina Teo, K.K Soh, Faizal Hasim, Syafiq Ali, Aliff Hamdan, Ariel Hamka and a whole lot of others have made SNF quite a race to compete in. Competing in both North and South circuits, as well as an enduro made it quite interesting bringing the competition level among the drivers and teams to another level. Not to forget the numero uno factor that SNF was most fondly remembered of was the night race a few weeks back. SNF has become the proving ground for tuners to market themselves and their products to potential customers.
Having the opportunity to run in the race category for two seasons had me all hungry for more action on the track. However, it hasn’t impede daily drive, in fact it made me more courteous on public roads. So for those speed demons out there, come and prove yourself in SNF and get the street cred that you craved for at the right venue, not on the road. Besides, we could use a few more racers to spice things up a little.
words: hage’ pix: Haznajims