Julie started drifting in 2005 and wasted no time in entering her first competition, the Option UKD1 Championship, in her CA18DET powered S13. She got the fantastic result of 5th in the amateur league, with 2 second place finishes!
Julie at Silverstone for the Option UKD1.
Julie also received an award for Rookie of the Year in 2005
After a short break from competition due to various 'life' reasons, she returned in 2008 by entering the BDC (British Drift Championship) in her new 4 door R32!
Her R32 has gradually improved and since 2008 she has worked hard to build a very capable car!
The current spec includes an RB25DET engine from the later R33 Skyline, a purpose built turbo from CR Turbos raising the power to 345bhp, fully adjustable suspension from Driftworks, uprated brakes and of course the necessary safety requirements for competition use.
Julie practicing at Mallory Park in her two tone R32 painted by Kustom Kolors.
Since coming back to the BDC she has achieved very good results in the Pro league, 14th in 2008, 13th in 2009 and 11th in 2010, her consistent and skillful driving resulted in her being the first female to be awarded a place in the SuperPro league for 2011, where she currently stands in 14th place.
Julie was also awarded 2nd place in the BDC Team Competition with fellow drifters Gary Hughes and Jody Fletcher.
Julie has also been a vital part of the new Ladies only drift days organised by myself. From the very first day she has helped by tutoring new and upcoming female drifters, including myself! Without her guidance i think i would probably still be going around in circles!
Julie passing on her knowledge and pinching a go in Sharon's Mk3 Supra.
Julie is known for her bubbly, easy going nature and can often be found having a laugh in the pits at events...
... and sometimes on the track!
Over the years Julie has secured sponsorship deals with the following companies:
- CR Turbo Engineering
- The Motorist Centre New Milton
- Read Performance
- Kustom Kolors
- ETS Tyres and m.o.t's
- Dare Wheels
- Cookies Corner
- F1 Racing Clutches (Tegwia Imports)
- AWS Safety Wear
Images courtesy of Ross at Doristars, Ellie Charman, Mark White Photography and Bolf.