Ben Purtell from Tasmania is the newest addition to the 2013 Tectaloy International Drift Challenge in his Nissan 180SX which was built by GT Garage, Azcustom Performance Fabrication and Lloyd Smith. The stand out 180 runs a 2jz Gte Vvti, a G Force GSR Nascar 4 speed trans and Kazz Gtr 2 Way diff and Greddy Type S Suspension.
Ben has an extensive and impressive list of results including 2012 Australian Drifting Grand Prix Series 3rd Place, 2012 Australian Drifting Grand Prix 3rd Place Round 1, 2012 Australian Drifting Grand Prix 5th Place Round 2, 2011 Tasmanian Drift Series Round Winner, 2011 Tasmanian Drift Series Round Third Place, 2010 Tasmanian Drift Series Round Winner, 2009 Tasmanian Drift Series Multiple Round Winner, 2009 Ozdrift GP Team Drift Winner, 2009 Drift Supercup Team Drift Winner, 2008 Tasmanian Drift Series Champion and 2008 Drift Australia Super Drift Round Winner.
The Nissan 180SX’s modifications include an Origin Streamline Bodykit, Origin 40mm Front Guards, Origin 50mm Type 2 Rear Guards, Origin Carbon Bonnet & Gt Wing, Cosmis Racing Wheels 18×10.5 -10, 255/35/18 Achilles 123s on the front, 265/35/18 Achilles 123s on the rear, Bride Zeta Seats, Erg Harnesses, S15 Silvia Dash, Azcustom Cams Approved Roll Cage, Azcustom Seam Welded Chassis, Azcustom Rear Fuel Cell Assembly, Toyota 2jz Gte Vvti Engine, Precision 6262 Turbocharger, Azcustom Exhaust Manifold, Turbosmart 50mm Progate, Turbosmart E-Boost 2, Id1000 Injectors, Greddy Intercooler, Azcustom Intercooler Piping, Azcustom 4” Exhaust, Azcustom Oil Catch Can & Overflow.
Haltech Ps2000 ECU, GT Garage Custom Wiring Loom, Greddy Radiator, B&M Oil Cooler, Custom Gearbox Adapter, G Force GSR gearbox, Npc Twin Plate Clutch, Kazz 2 Way Gtr Diff, Custom Front Knuckles, ‘Lloyd Smith’ Front Control Arms, Whiteline Swaybars, Kazama Tie Rods & Ends, Kazama Castor Rods, Tuneagent Rear Camber Arms, Cazman Rear Toe Arms, R33 Gtr Brembo Brakes and Project Mu Pads and Rotors.
With his impressive results, tough machine and competition experience, Ben is another tough contender in the already solid line up. We are really looking forward to this years competition and seeing what comes of the challenging battles which the competitors will face, with a bigger international line up than ever before, this will be one not to be missed!
To view Ben’s profile for the 2013 Tectaloy International Drift Challenge, CLICK HERE!