UKDC Round 1 - The Baggsy Report

Baggsy kicked off his 2021 drift season at round 1 of UKDC last weekend at Three Sisters Circuit, Wigan. Below is the full scoop, the official Baggsy press release.

Let’s talk about the first ever UK Drift Championship event. Located at the Three Sisters Circuit in Wigan on the 17th & 18th of April 2021.

You may all know the outcome for the SB team and Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni, securing third place on the podium.. but you may not know the full story.

Let’s start on the Wednesday, car set up day and a visit to our good friend and Pro drifter Martin Richards for a full alignment.

After a year in America for demos and then a year in storage at SB HQ, we wanted to make sure everything was perfect for the #S13V8 to compete in the UK at pro level.

A few changes we had already made to the S13, consisted of relocating the radiator and fans to the rear of the car, upgrading to a Radium fuel system, a full rebuild of the engine and uprated big Wilwood brakes.

By the end of the day we had the alignment & suspension dialled.

Thursday. Dyno day. What power could our LS engine make? It all seemed to be going smoothly the whole day, until on one of the last pulls.. he engine dropped a valve.

The decision we had to make straight away was to either call it, send the car back to the workshop and miss out on the first event of the year. Or, to go through the night from Coventry to get the car back to the workshop in Southend, replace the heads, check it hadn’t done any more damage and find somewhere to test the car before the event.

So, the team headed straight back to the workshop loaded up with Monster Energy, ready to work through the night!

The whole team pulled an all-night shift to get the car fixed and back together, working 16+ hours to be ready for the event.