DRIVING AT THE DRIFT GAMES BASH IN MONDELLO PARK ON FEBRUARY 16TH & 17TH, 2019? PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE READ THIS DRIVER INFORMATION PACK IN FULL AND ARE AWARE OF ALL TIMES, REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION.
WHAT IS THE DRIFT GAMES BASH?
The Drift Games Bash isn’t just two days of open drift track time and an incredible party, it’s so much more!
Alongside our good friends at Club Loose Ireland, we have devised the most unique set of drift layouts that aim to test and challenge drivers of any skill or machinery level.
If you are looking to book either half or full Mondello Park garage for the Drift Games Bash, the cost is €150 for a half garage and €300 for a full garage, which can be booked now by calling the Mondello Park office on 045 860 200. A full garage will hold a maximum of 4 cars, and a half garage will hold 2 cars.
No drivers or spectators can arrive or camp on Friday, February 15th.
All drivers must arrive between 7.00am to 7.30am on Saturday, February 16th. All drivers must arrive well before the time they are due on track in order to unload their car, move their trailer to the designated trailer parking area, sign-on for the event and attend driver briefing.
Each driver is allowed ONE support vehicle in the paddock area as space is extremely limited. All other vehicles must be parked in the public car park.
The diagram below shows the location for trailer parking, the camping area and more.
Access to the trailer parking area is available from 7.00am until 9.30am. After that time, there will be no access to the trailer parking area until the track closes for the day.
To access the campsite during the active track hours, spectators must walk around the outer perimeter of the track, towards the campsite area. After the track has closed, there will be a walking route available across the track to access the campsite area quicker.
HAVE A TENT, CAMPER OR CARAVAN
All tents, campers, and caravans must be placed in the designated camping zone, highlighted on the map above,
|DAY 1 – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH|
|7.00am||Mondello Park Gates Open|
|8.15am||Driver Sign-On Opens (Suite 8 / Grand Prix Suite)|
|9.00am||Driver Briefing (Suite 8 / Grand Prix Suite)|
|9.30am||DGN Licensing Driver Briefing (Suite 8 / Grand Prix Suite)|
|10.00am||Open Track Time|
|2.00pm||Open Track Time (DGN Licensing on International Loop)|
|6.00pm||DGN Licensing Results Announced (Suite 8 / Grand Prix Suite) & Q&A with David Egan|
|7.30pm||Let The Party Begin – Van Archer Play Mondello Park Bar 😎🤘🏻|
|9.00pm||Mike Fitz Hits The Decks 🤪|
|DAY 2 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH|
|8.00am||Mondello Park Gates Open|
|9.00am||Driver Sign-On Opens (Suite 8 / Grand Prix Suite)|
|9.15am||Driver Briefing (Suite 8 / Grand Prix Suite)|
|10.00am||Open Track Time|
|2.00pm||Open Track Time|
DRIVER SIGN-ON & BRIEFING
All drivers must be signed on by Drift Games staff once prior to going on track at the Drift Games Bash and all drivers must also have attended driver briefing on each day of the event that they will be driving on, i.e. you MUST attend driver briefing on BOTH days of the event. Driver sign-on and briefing will take place in Suite 8 (the Grand Prix suite) in Mondello Park.
Sign on will be from 8.15am to 9.00am on Saturday morning and 9.00am to 9.15am on Sunday morning. Driver briefing will follow sign-on and be held from 9.00am to 9.30am on Saturday morning and from 9.15am to 9.45am on Sunday morning.
On Saturday morning, all drivers competing in the DGN licensing day must stay back after 9.30am for a further 20 minute briefing on the DGN licensing competition.
SIGN-ON REQUIREMENTS & DRIVER TICKETS
For driver sign-on, please bring your full driving license with you and also either a printed or email copy of the confirmation email you received when you purchased your driver ticket online from the Drift Games website. This email will need to show your order number, which will be in the format of #1234-DG. This is your driver ticket for the event.
At sign-on, you will be given your driver wristband for the event to prove you have signed-on and you will also be given a unique driver class sticker that will need to be placed on the windscreen of your car.
If you are competing in the 2019 Link ECU Drift Games Nationals licensing event, you will also be given a unique driver number sticker to be placed on your windscreen in order for the judges to accurately mark your runs.
If you and someone else will be double-driving one car at the Drift Games Bash, the cost of signing on an additional driver is €75.00.
This fee is payable online when paying your entry fee, or at sign-on (payable by cash or card) and both drivers must be paid, signed-on and briefed before going on track.
To drive at this event, regardless of whether you’ll be driving a street car or a drift car, your car must have/adhere to the following set of rules and regulations in order to be allowed on track:
- Tow straps/hooks front and rear;
- Fixed back or recliner bucket seat;
- Minimum 4-point harness;
- No fluid leaks whatsoever;
- Noise level not to exceed 105db, and;
- Full body panels on the car at the start of the weekend.
Any driver wishing to be in the Pro class must ensure their car also has a full roll-cage, in addition to the above car regulations.
If your car does not meet the above requirements, you will not be allowed on track and you will also not receive a refund for not having your car meet the requirements for the event.
Both Drift Games and Club Loose marshals and staff reserve the right to check your car at any time if they feel your car does not meet one or all of the requirements above and if they deem your car to be unfit to go on track, you will be removed from the track either until the car is fixed or for the rest of the event. You will also not receive a refund for not having your car meet the requirements for the event.
All drivers who intend on driving at the event must:
- Be 18 years of age or older with a full driving license, or;
- Be a currently licensed DGN, DGX, IDC, BDC, IADC or DriftCup driver, and;
- Must wear a full-face helmet at all times when on track, with a fully functional clasp/strap.
If you are planning on taking passengers at this event, your passenger seat must also be a fixed back or recliner bucket seat, with a minimum 4-point harness. Also, passengers must:
- Be 18 years of age or older, and;
- Have purchased a weekend passenger band from the Drift Games Merchandise stall and have signed on, and;
- Wear a full-face helmet at all times when on track, with a fully functional clasp/strap.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
If you are thought to be over the legal drink-drive limit, you may be breathalyzed by Mondello Park staff. If you read above the limit, you will not be allowed on track and your entry fee will not be refundable.
If you are thought to be under the influence of any illegal drugs or substances and are attempting to go on track, you will also not be allowed on track and your entry fee will not be refundable.
You are also reminded that drugs are illegal and are not, under any circumstances to be brought onto or taken by any individual onto the Mondello Park premises. If any person is found to be in possession of such substances, the decision may be taken to involve the Gardaí in the matter.
TIRE CHANGING FACILITIES
Tire changing facilities will be available from 9.00am on each day of the event and will come at a cost of €3 per tire change. Please make sure you have tires on rims before coming to Mondello Park and are not relying on getting tires sorted at 9.00am, as this will cause a backlog.
STARTING OF VEHICLES
No cars are to be started before 9.00am on both mornings of the event or after 6.00pm. Doing so may result in you being removed from the event without any chance of a refund.
LITTERING & OIL SPILLS
It is not permitted for any driver, passenger or spectator to litter or spill oil/fluid at any point throughout the event. Any litter (including used tires) or fluid discovered will result in a €250 fine, with no exceptions.
Testing of cars, donuts, drifting or fast driving of any sort in the paddock is not permitted at any time by any driver. Doing so may result in your removal from the event without refund.
This is for public safety and as such all drivers MUST obey by this rule at all times.
No drift cars must be started or driven after
Anti-social behaviour will be met with a lifetime Mondello Park ban.
REMEMBER, THIS IS NOT A REGULAR DRIFT PRACTICE DAY – WITHOUT READING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OR LISTENING CAREFULLY TO DRIVER BRIEFING, YOU WILL BECOME A HAZARD AT THE EVENT.
Think of the Drift Games Bash as Disneyland for drift cars. At any given time there are 3 unique layouts available for you to drive. Think of them like individual rides. You must make your way safely to each and find the correct queue.
Each of these layouts has 3 different queuing lanes; Pro, Hero, and Pits.
- Hero (Queuing lane for the Hero Class)
- Pro (Queuing lane for the Pro Class)
- Pits (Queuing lane to return to the pits)
The start line marshal will release cars from each lane sporadically.
The layouts for each day can be seen below, as well as the competition layout that will be used for the DGN licensing competition on the Saturday afternoon.
All driver passes include entry to the event for the driver only.
Any persons or crew coming with a driver must have a valid admission ticket at a cost of €50 for a weekend camping ticket or €15 for single day admission-only ticket. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
Admission from 6PM-10PM on Saturday, February 16th is €30 and includes camping. Gates close at
Anyone who has purchased admission-only tickets must leave the premises by 6.30pm.
All drivers who are driving at the Drift Games Bash are directly responsible for the conduct of any crew, family members or friends who are with them at the event.
If any persons with a driver are deemed to be disturbing the peace, drunk and disorderly or are causing trouble at the event, they will be removed from the event and your driver ticket for the event will also be revoked, with no chance of a refund.
DRIVER TICKET NAME CHANGE
Driver tickets for the Drift Games Bash are non-refundable but you can transfer the ticket to someone else if they have purchased it from you, for the reason that you are legitimately no longer able to make the event.
To do so, please contact us by emailing email@example.com and let us know your order number and the name and email address to transfer the driver ticket to.
The Drift Games After-Party will take place in the Mondello Park bar from 8.00pm until late.
You are not permitted to bring your own alcohol into the bar.
Regular bar rules apply and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
All further questions will be answered at the briefing on Saturday morning at 8.30am, but for any immediate or urgent questions, please click here to email us.
Please understand that we are very busy during the build-up to this event, so unless the request is urgent, we will answer your query at the driver briefing at 8.30am on the Saturday morning.