On 4th of October 2015 ,“Swifters… Let’s Drive” has taken place at Elite PLUS Speedway Circuit. Organized by KL Swifter, one of the most established Suzuki Swift Club based in Malaysia, they have manage to gather almost 60 swift owners to participate in an open track day session which was mainly sponsored by Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn. Bhd.
With a slight difference from any usual track day Swifters… Let’s Drive also included a track driving clinic before the on-track session took place.
The clinic session that which was conducted by a few experience track drivers , emphasize on the basic driving technique which the majority of the targeted audience are from drivers with no track driving experience.
After the module presentation , the participants then had the chance to drive on track with the experience drivers (driving buddy) sitting beside them.
During the track session, the driver together with driving buddy exchange notes on the do’s and dont’s while driving on track.
It is noticeable that there are a lot of variation of swift that participated in the event , from stock to highly modded swift. This session ended at around 1PM right after the all the swift joined the car parade on track.
At 1.45PM ,right after the short break, a Time Attack Challenge by Suzuki Swift CUP Malaysia (1-Make Time Attack Challenge ) commenced.
The Time Attack Challenge was Divided into 3 Categories which are Cat 1: 1600 cc and below NA Manual , Cat 2: 1600 cc and below NA Auto/CVT and Cat 3: Open.
Some of the participants that participated in the open track session earlier also seen entering the competition.
This shown that they have gain good confidence after the open session and would like to take it to the next level by trying out the time attack challenge eventhough it’s their first time on track.
The participants then completed the time attack challenge that consist of 2 heat run . In each heat run the participants were given 3 hot laps to clock their best time.
The winners for the Inaugural Time Attack Challenge by Suzuki Swift Cup Malaysia was Hasrilazmil Bin Hashim with 60.73s for Cat 1 while Cat 2 Champion was by Chu Poh Kin with 55.46s. The Open category won by Chin Hwa Lip who was also the fastest driver on that day with 53.82s.
The prizes was presented to winners by KL Swifter President, Raja Ezuan.
With the help from highly experienced Mr Jagjeet Singh of Wheelspin Motorsports Malaysia ,the event which started at 7.30AM ended at 6PM smoothly as planned.
Apart from Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn. Bhd. Being the main sponsor for the event, there are several other co-sponsors involved in making this event a success such as Kaintenaz Racing , Unicorn Graphics, Tuned By Ryzzal , Motorvac ( by velocity works ) and AutoSpa Car Wash (Glenmarie).
KL Swifter have also announce to organize the same event next year which they will make it a yearly event and target more swift owners to join this 1-make event.
Swifft Owners who would like to be a part of KL Swifter to join their event can follow them at fb.klswifter.com (facebook) or ig.klswifter.com (Instagram)
Words & Photos: KL Swifter