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Jordan Drift Championship title goes down to the wire

By Roufan Nahhas - Jul 30,2016 - Last updated at Jul 30,2016

Omar Kukhen on Friday on his way to winning the fourth round of the Jordan Drift Championship at the SOFEX racetrack in Marka (Photo by Amjad Ghsoun)

AMMAN — Omar Kukhen on Friday was crowned champion of the fourth round of the Jordan Drift Championship held at SOFEX racetrack with the participation of 64 drivers representing Egypt, Palestine and Iraq, in addition to Jordan. 

Omar registered 141 points, followed by Ra’fat Haroun with 139 points and Hesham Baraghithi with 138 points.

Mohammed Fuqaha came in fourth place with 134 points and Mohammed Kukhen was in fifth spot with 120 points.

All eyes were focused on last year’s champion Mohammed Kukhen, who is still leading the standings and will have to wait until the final round for his title unless Othman Takriti puts an end to Mohammed’s reign.

The event witnessed several objections from drivers regarding the final results, meanwhile, fans had to suffer in the extreme heat at the racetrack.

“The heat was unbearable but we enjoyed watching the drivers showing their drifting skills,” said Ahmed Omar, one of the spectators.

“The weather played a big part in making the event even more challenging but it was fun to watch,” he added.


Drifting is a kind of driving technique used by drivers through oversteering and causing a loss of traction whether in the rear wheels or all tyres while controlling a certain entry to exit of a corner; drivers are judged according to speed, angle and perfect track line (90 points), Showmanship (5 points) and smoking tyres (5 points).

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