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The DOUBLE 8 SHOWDOWN is a 32 driver single elimination tournament that emphasizes style, skill, and adaptability.
There will be no traditional “qualifying” at this event as it will be comprised of mostly active drivers that have been approved for competition. This approval will be based on their driving at past events this season and the overall quality of vehicle. There will be FOUR separate 8 driver brackets that only first and second place will advance to determine the FINAL 8 drivers. All battles in the early brackets will be held on cageless LAYOUT 1. Once the competition transitions to the FINAL 8, all battles will be done on cageless LAYOUT 2. That’s right! TWO layouts in a single drift competition!
To make things even more interesting, to seed the early brackets, all 32 cars will be JUDGED in the DriftCon Drift Showcase early in the day. Since the actual event doesn’t start until 2pm, we will line up the 32 cars on the midway for some epic photo opportunities and a veteran set of judges will award points based on the cleanliness of the build and execution of a theme. We know these are race cars and not show cars, but the goal should be to start the event with all matching panels and critical components and put effort into the car being as nice as possible. Drivers can choose whether to be present for judging or not. Judging will be quick and ultimately 1-8 is the most critical in terms of ranking.
The top 4 ranked cars will make up the #1 spot in each of the A, B, C, and D brackets. The next 4 cars will make up the #2 spot in each of the A, B, C, and D brackets. The first driver from each bracket will help us build their respective brackets by calling out their competitors that they want in THEIR bracket. All four brackets will be completed in real time on the midway as a group. Note: It will not be possible for a driver to pick their immediate competitor as it will alternate between the 1 and 2 spots. Full details and example bracket can be found below.
The Double 8 Showdown will be held at DRIFTCON AFTERDARK on September 30, 2023.