Catch My Drift: new sideways category for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Published: 29 May 2015

► New oversteer category for Goodwood
► Catch My Drift for sideways specials
► New for 2015 Festival of Speed

Goodwood organisers have announced a new drifting category for the 2015 Festival of Speed. Called 'Catch My Drift', the event will celebrate all things sideways and oversteery.

It's a neat idea. Crowds flocking to the FOS love burnt rubber and automotive showing-off, so launching a drift event should prove popular - although we suspect some extra haybales should be ordered to protect the walls and structures lining Lord March's 1.16-mile hillclimb.

Drifters already signed for the Festival of Speed

Goodwood is gathering some of the world's best sideways specialists (though no billing yet for CAR magazine's Chris Chilton or Ben Barry) and names already signed include:

  • Ken Block World-famous drifter in 850bhp Ford Mustang
  • ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett Red Bull pilot of Mazda RX-7
  • Buttsy Butler Like Ken, a Monster athlete, Toyota Soarer
  • James Deane European drift champion, Nissan 200SX S14
  • Kuba Przygonski Drifty Pole driving a Toyota GT86
  • Joachim Waargaard Legendarily sideways Norwegian, BMW M4
  • Luke Fink Australia's sideways champ in his LBP PS13 V8
  • Piotr Wiecek Another Pole, driving 1000bhp Budmat R34 Skyline

These guys have form; Deane set a new world record in 2014 with a continuous twin-vehicle drift lasting a tyre-shagging 17.7 miles. 

The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place from 25-28 June 2015. Stay tuned for full coverage on

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet