Very Close in Port Shepstone for Clare Vale

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Clare Vale returned to the SupaDrift Series over the weekend with very positive results, qualifying 17th, just three points out of the Top 16.

The RAM team’s hard work really paid off, as the Mustang performed well on the tricky “rollercoaster” track. The popular Dezzi circuit also posed new challenges for Clare, but she handled them with aplomb and can look forward to her next event with confidence. SupaDrift 06 will be held at the Dezzi Raceway again in mid-August.


Clare on her weekend: ”We had very little time to test before this event, and I was really not too sure about how we would tackle the ups and downs of the new circuit. In the end, the circuit favoured a big horsepower car with lots of torque and proved ideal for the RAM Mustang! My biggest challenge was running out of RPM in fourth gear on the fastest section of the course, and that cost me in qualifying as I had to straight-line briefly. We can run a faster ratio when we return in August and I think the car will be very competitive then.”


Clare’s next event will be the Rockmania Festival at The Rock Raceway on the 13th of July. For more information on Clare Vale please visit her website at or follow her on twitter @clarevale.