DUANE REIGNS IN THE RAIN; 13-year-old crowned King of the Court.Byline: Darren Liggett
THE rain lashed down on Sunday but it didn't dampen the spirits of the competitors or spectators at the King of the Court drift event.
Drift cars from all over Ireland gathered at Bishopscourt to do battle and all eyes were on 13-yearold Duane McKeever in his 400bhp Nissan 180SX The Nissan 180SX was a hatchback coupe (though Nissan marketed it as a fastback in most of its markets) based on the S13 chassis from the Nissan S platform, and sold only in Japan (although sold in some other countries under the 200SX name). (S13).
The rain proved tricky going with some drivers having the odd mishap (language) MISHAP - An early system on the IBM 1130.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959]. . Duane made it into the final and saw off stiff competition from Rob Barnett. Rob spun his blue Nissan 180SX(S13) on his first run and Duane kept a clean second run to take victory and was crowned King of the Court. It's another amazing a·maze
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr. win for Duane in only his first year drifting.
Again massive thanks to Wayne Ownes and the Sideway racing team for another brilliant day out and thanks to Phil Ray for his top notch pictures.
SEE YOUR SUNDAY MIRROR THIS WEEK FOR A SPECIAL 2-PAGE INTERVIEW WITH DRIFT KING DUANE McKEEVER
THE TOP 10
1st ....Duane McKeever
2nd ..Robert Barnett
8th ..Niall Greally
10th ..Harry Kearney
KING FOR A DAY Duane McKeever (3rd right) is crowned King of the Court