Tengku Djan Ley, the Prince of Drift returns to competitive drifting – and wins!


The Malaysian drifting scene has been relatively quiet as of late. Apart from the lack of a proper drifting venue and the dwindling interest among Malaysians, the country’s best drifting talent, Tengku Djan Ley, took a short sabbatical from the sport.

Widely known as the Prince of Drift, Djan is now back with full force, fully backed by MaxxOil Malaysia. Djan took part in his first competitive drifting event in four years at the Drift Competition 2017 at Songkhla Speedway, Thailand. If you’re a drifting buff, you would know the vibrant drifting scene in the Land of Smiles and their breadth of local talents.

Tengku Djan’s weapon of choice is his trusty Nissan 180SX that won him innumerable drift standoffs. According to Mcclubz, it’s now known as the 700SX, because well, underneath the hood is a 7.0 LS7 V8 engine deploying 600 hp to the rear wheels!

During the weekend, Tengku Djan proved his worth by winning the Class A category and did so after defeating Thailand’s top dog, Davide Dorigo. It was certainly hard fought, with both finalists required to go an extra round to determine the winner. A day before, Djan qualified in second place with 94.4 points.

“I truly appreciate MaxxOil for the support. I am overwhelmed. I want to thank my team and everyone who had a hand in the competition and believing in me,” said Tengku Djan.

On a similar note, Malaysia’s drifting scene looks to be revived as we play host to the 2017 King of Nations Asia ProSeries that will be held from 8 to 9 July at the Elite Speedway Circuit. No prizes for guessing right the Malaysian representative!


Travis Chang

Travis Chang

While his day job is as exciting as a certain beige saloon, he knows a thing or two about cars and motorsports. The true definition of motoring nirvana according to him is a clear and twisty tarmac surrounded with mesmerizing vistas, followed with a track list of indie tunes on the stereo. Any cars will do fine, not so for big MPVs which he loathes...
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