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Mettle Games 2010 in Singapore

By JulesK on 03 Nov 2010

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Located at the Pit Building. this weekend will see a mega action sports event take place in Singapore. Athletes from over 10 countries will be in town to participate in a variety of action sports around the island.

Bicycle motocross, skating, drag racing and drifting. These are just some of the adrenaline pumping activities taking place at the Mettle Games this weekend and the next from Friday to Sunday. Athletes from US, France, Spain, Singapore, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong will be competing in front of an expected crowd of 70,000. The games have backing from international bodies such as Asian Extreme Sports Federation, the World Rolling Series and the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation. And not forgetting the Guinness World Record holder stunt driver, Russ Swift, our local delight, Ashley Wong aka Drift Princess as well as international Star Ryuji Miki from Japan. For a clearer view of the programme highlights, do feel free to visit the website at http://www.mettlegam...php?fs=abtevent.

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World-class precision driver Russ Swift will be in Singapore, on Friday, 5th November, to add to the highlights of the Mettle Games 2010. Here to enthrall motoring fans and enthusiasts, till Sunday 7th November, Swift will demonstrate his award-winning stunts and driving skills at the F1 Pit Building in Marina Bay.

Russ Swift is the holder of three Guinness World Records for making ten complete spins with a car in 16.07 seconds, parallel parking and J-turn. Swift currently holds an unbeaten record for the Parallel Parking manoueuvre which has remained his "trademark" to this day. The two-time British Autofest Champion and England's Autotest Team Captain in 1982 and 1983 is noted for his skill in parking in a space just 33cm longer than a car. In 2004, he set a Guinness World Record for making 10 complete spins or "doughnuts" in just 16.07 seconds, which translates to a mere 1.6 seconds for each complete spin.

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"Subaru cars are designed for the versatility of high performance and practical driving. Having a formidable precision driver like Russ Swift to demonstrate integration of mind-blowing precision to everyday driving requirements, will surely bring a dramatic exhilaration to those at the METTLE Games 2010," said Ms Hannah Tan, Regional Marketing Manager of Motor Image Group.

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The 59-year-old British will manoeuvre three Subaru models, Impreza 2.5 WRX-S, Impreza 1.5 R and Impreza 2.5 STI and will put up a thrilling showcase of daredevil stunts, including his popular "dance" routine. With his renowned perfect execution of tricky stunts in short time limits, motoring junkies and spectators can expect a weekend of adrenaline-pumping fascination.

In true Russ Swift tradition, lucky spectators at METTLE Games 2010 will get an exclusive invitation to experience stunt driving with this road daredevil as he takes to the wheels of a Subaru Impreza. Swift will be performing a total of 13 "Subaru Russ Swift Show", each lasting 30 minutes at F1 Pit Building, for the second weekend of METTLE Games 2010 which will bring together hundreds of action sports competitors from all over the world challenging themselves in 11 tournaments, world-class action sports professional demonstrators, and a rock concert featuring indie bands from the region in a contest, the likes of which has never been seen in Singapore.

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Ryuji Miki is an experienced racing and drifting champion from Tottori Prefecture, Japan. His outstanding achievements include 2008 Formula Drift Singapore Champion and 2009 Formula Drift Las Vegas, USA Podium. SPARK Motorsports is proud to be the sponsor of Ryuji Miki, one of the world top ten drifters. The commonalities between SPARK Motorsports and Ryuji Miki are their passion for motorsports and their devotion in promoting motorsports in Asia. All thanks to SPARK Motorsports, Ryuji Miki will be performing a drift demo in the Mettle Games during November 2010. We believe this will add much excitement to the whole event

As for our local delight, Drift Princess, studied Automotive Engineering whiles in school and it was here that her love for cars and all things fast developed. Her passion for drifting was ignited when her teacher and mentor Lim Kim Wan aka D-Wan aka Drift King took her under his wings and taught her the finer points of drifting.

She first joined the Toyo Drift Team in 2007 and has since won many accolades like Best New Drifter and Best Novice Awards from the various competitions that she has taken part it. For a female drifter in a male dominated sport, Ashley’s best finishing to date is during the One Malaysia Drift Auto Challenge where she was crowned the Novice Champion.

Ashley currently owns 2 Nissan S15s that she uses for competitions, which she affectionately names Little White and Pinkie. Her daily run about is a Liqui Moly inspired Nissan 350Z. Ashley is uniquely a ‘girl next door’ by appearance but is treated like one of the guys in her current drift team – Team ISC.

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Entry to the first three days of Mettle Games will be free. For next week, tickets will be required. Early-bird tickets (from now till Sunday) cost $10 for a one-day pass and $15 for three days. Tickets can be purchased through AXS stations and at www.mettlegames.com. For more information, do kindly visit the official website at http://www.mettlegames.com/index.php.

After the promotion period, tickets will be priced at $15 for one day and $25 for three days and will be sold at the Pit Building from Nov 5 onwards. The same rates apply for tickets to SG Stomping concerts at http://www.mettlegam...ping/index.html.

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