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RESULTS FROM THE IDC PRO FINAL 2023 AT JAPFEST, MONDELLO PARK

IDC Japfest Podium.

2nd James Deane, 1st Jack Shannahan, 3rd Duane McKeever, 4th Tomas Kiely
2nd James Deane, 1st Jack Shannahan, 3rd Duane McKeever, 4th Tomas Kiely



12,000 people came to witness the epicness of Japfest and the IDC final.

To say it delivered would be an understatement. It will go down as one of the best event finals Mondello has ever seen.


Battles were decided by minute differences and the level of driving was off the charts.

The hunger to win this event in front of the huge home crowd was evident, and drivers were putting everything on the line in an effort to stay in the fight.


One by one they were defeated, and when the smoke cleared there were four left.



Tomas Kiely, 4th place IDC 2023 Final
Tomas Kiely, 4th place IDC 2023 Final

4th, Tomás Kiely :

Tomas looked like he was going to go all the way, but a suspected power steering issue in the semi-final with James Deane, ended his run in the gravel.



Duane McKeever 3rd place IDC 2023
Duane McKeever 3rd place IDC 2023

3rd, Duane McKeever:

Duane de-beaded in his battle with Jack Shanahan in the other semi-final, which put him in the battle for third with Tomas Kiely. Duane got the win due to his better proximity through the higher-scoring section Clips 1 to 4.


Duane McKeever debeading a tyre
Duane McKeever debeading a tyre

Final, James Deane v @Jack Shanahan:


Jack Shannahan and James Deane Final run of 2023
Jack Shannahan and James Deane Final run of 2023

This was always going to be epic, and it didn't disappoint, after both runs were finished practically nothing separated them, but the Judges felt Jack timed his initiation perfectly and was slightly closer through the higher scoring Clips 1 to 3, the rest of the runs were practically identical.



Jack Shannahan alongside James Deane and the Deane Msport Nissan S15
Jack Shannahan alongside James Deane and the Deane Msport Nissan S15

This was a fitting conclusion to the 2023 Irish Drift Championship, overall a great year, and with stars being born, Japfest 2024 could be interesting..


Photos to follow in the main Gallery here soon.




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