Sison dominates natl drifting pro class


Audel Sison again stamped his authority as one of the country’s best drifters, this time on the recent National Drifting Championship Professional Class at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga.

Sison pilots his car en route to winning the National Drifting Championship Professional
Class at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga.

Leading his Team Autocraft drivers, “Dr. Drift” Sison showed everyone why he remains a force to reckon with by taking first overall in the Pro Class, even as there was an ever improving field of new drifters and foreign drivers hot on his tail.

“It was a season-long aspiration to win this final round,” said a very happy Sison at the end of the race. “I have been driving a spare car since round one and it was pretty difficult to make it to the top.”

Audel Sison (seated at center) and daughter Ashley (seated at left) celebrate their wins in the recent National Drifting Championship.

It wasn’t an easy win for Sison, a Kapampangan. His car caught fire during the practice session when its exhaust pipe broke and heated the fluids in the engine bay. But his Autocraft mechanics never gave up and got his car ready for the heat runs. Luckily, everything held up and Sison was able to win the finals.

Meanwhile, bagging the Overall Championship was Norman Agojo from Batangas with Boodie Dabasol in second place. The Team Mamba of FIA Intercontinental Drift Cup qualifier, Filipino-Japanese Toni Arakaki, had his two drivers also giving chase for the leg win last month.

Sison’s protégé Patrick de Guzman took the Novice Overall Championship for 2019 and Sison’s daughter, Ashley, garnered fourth place in the final leg and also in the overall standings.

“I dedicate this win to my wife and kids especially my drifter daughter, Ashley, and my whole team,” Sison said. “We are looking forward to the 2020 season when we will have the first ever, Japan’s D1 Championship here in the country. We will work hard to win this for the country!”

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