Welcome to the 2019 Link ECU Drift Games Extreme (DGX) 2019 season!
The LINK ECU Drift Games Extreme championship is all about pushing the best drivers in Ireland to and beyond their limits. The DGX is primarily aimed at attracting new fans, viewers and partners to the incredible sport of drifting in Ireland. It features a highly unique and entertainment-focused format, with an emphasis on dangerous layouts, impressive machinery and extensive coverage. The highest profile venues will be filled with intense action over this amazing 5 round series.
Check out our full list of season dates below or click into each event for full event information including tickets, track layouts, timetables, dates, venues, directions and more. GET ON IT!
ROUND 1 – MONDELLO PARK – APRIL 20TH+21ST 2019
This is no longer a traditional drift event. The Link ECU Drift Games Extreme is bringing a brand new style of competition to Mondello Park at Modified Live. Faster, louder, sharper and more entertaining, our premiere event will throw out the pre-conceived stereotypes and increase the excitement! The best in the business are ready to go to WAR!
Modified Live is the first event of the car show season and brings those winter projects out of hibernation. With Ireland’s best drifters, show cars and numerous new attractions, this opener is unmissable for car enthusiasts. All the cool people will be there, will you?
ROUND 2 – DÚN LAOGHAIRE – MAY 11TH+12TH, 2019
The trilogy is actually happening! After the projected sale of the Dún Laoghaire ferry terminal fell through early this year, we couldn’t see the most picturesque venue on the calendar sit vacant in 2019, could we?
Now that we are in bonus time, the gloves are off! We think a new layout with more speed and danger has to be on the cards. With numerous additional attractions added, we are taking it up a notch on the docks!
A tight technical layout, a smoke filled marina and a festival atmosphere, Dun Laoghaire brings a spectacle like nothing else in motorsport. Will you be sitting in the splash-zone this May? Hard to miss this DGX event!
ROUND 3 – MONDELLO PARK – JULY 20TH+21ST, 2019
Retromania recaptures the automotive world as it was in the 80’s and 90’s. From old school touring car races, to Group B rallying and old-school builds, we are going back to a time when the combustion engine was being pushed to its limits. I mean who doesn’t love impractical old cars being raced?
Combine this nostalgia with an 80’s throwback party, retro gaming and 80’s tribute bands, and you have a festival any petrolhead can enjoy.
Link ECU Drift Games Extreme drivers will have to negotiate a brand new layout which will certainly test their nerve and resolve. Expect plenty of wildcard entries, upsets, crashes and incredible moments in Mondello Park once again. Plus, it’s
ROUND 4 – PUNCHESTOWN – AUGUST 25TH, 2019
A nationwide celebration of motoring passion in all its forms, the 2019 Irish Motor Festival offers a unique and engaging motoring experience for enthusiasts, families, and fans.
Encompassing all aspects of car culture, this event showcases the best automotive variety Ireland has to offer. The biggest drift weekender of the year, cars of all types and origins, manufacturer displays and much more.
This show represents all that is good within the car scene in Ireland. Petrolhead heaven in Punchestown this August.
ROUND 5 – MONDELLO PARK – SEPTEMBER 21ST+22ND, 2019
Not content with being Ireland’s biggest car show, JAPFEST 2019 now aims for the title of ‘biggest drift event in the world’ as the Link ECU Drift Games Extreme concludes an incredible year of action alongside the champions league of European drifting, The Drift Masters European Championship.
45 of Europe’s best drivers, representing 20 nations, will invade Mondello Park to fight the Irish on the infamous and highly dangerous ‘Global Warfare’ layout. The Irish have played top dog in European drifting for the last number of years, so will need all the home support they can get to stay in that position.
WARNING – This event is not for the faint-hearted!