Xdrift Industries 1979 Ford XD Falcon

XD Falcon Drift Car Xdrift

This year we will be following the journey of the Xdrift Industries drift team.

Xdrift Industries will be competing in the 2020 Hi-Tec Oil Drift Allstars Series in their wild 1979 Ford XD Falcon “Xdrift.” We will be providing competition reports of each round as the team endeavour to steer this old school XD Falcon to the top of the series.

About Xdrift Industries

Xdrift Industries is a drift team led by owner/operator Danny Probert.

With an expertise in mechanical and fabrication, Danny has worked alongside dedicated mechanics and engineers to create a unique series of XD Falcons purpose built for drifting. His development of the XD Falcon Chassis has been ongoing since 2004. 

Xdrift Industries Engine

“It would have been much easier to start this project with a Nissan or Toyota base. With all the ‘off the shelf’ bolt in upgrades we could have a completed car within a week. In short, we have gone about this the hard way by developing the XD Falcon Chassis.”

“However, the end result is a vehicle that stands out from the crowd, catches the public’s imagination and it gets people talking” said Danny.

1979 Ford XD Falcon “Xdrift”

Xdrift is the teams competition drift car. This insane XD Falcon is powered by a 700hp turbocharged 4L Barra straight-six! There have been a few major modifications made to the XD Falcon to get it drift ready.

“The front chassis in Xdrift has been extensively reworked to accommodate a Wisefab front knuckle and lock kit, and the rear suspension has been designed and manufactured in-house. We use readily available parts and have designed our cars to make repairs efficient and straightforward, maximising track time” said Xdrift Industries on their website.

A year of Competition Trial & Development

The 2019 season was a year of development for Xdrift Industries as they worked through each round of the Hi-Tec Oil Drift Allstars Series. 

Drift Industries trip to Calder Park

Drift Industries 4 day road trip to Calder Park Raceway for Round 1 of the 2019 Hi-Tec Oil Drift Allstars Series.

Xdrift at Wakefield Park ready for Round 2 of the 2019 Hi-Tec Oil Drift Allstars Series.

Xdrift Industries World Time Attack Challenge

Top Qualifier in their pool ahead of the World Time Attack Challenge.

Xdrift in action at the 2019 World Time Attack Challenge

Xdrift in action at the 2019 World Time Attack Challenge.

“Wow, what a crazy year. The whole team have done an amazing job, we had some intense battles with so many top competitors over the last 12 Months. We have had our ups and downs but we have finally found the sweet spot in my driving and the set up.” said Danny

Below is Xdrift in action at Round 5 of the Hi-Tec Drift Allstars Series at Sydney Motorsport Park.To watch the full round you can check out the Speedweek YouTube Channel.

Danny and the Xdrift Industries team are now ready to take everything to the next level. “Our development year done and dusted, time to steer our old falcon straight to the top, bring on 2020!” 

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We are look forward to updating you throughout the year as Xdrift competes at the following events:

Hi-Tec Drifting Australia 2020 Calendar

Drift Allstarts Calender

ROUND 1
Sydney Motorsport Park – Sydney, NSW
14 – 15 February 2020 

ROUND 2
Winton Motor Raceway – Winton, VIC
9 – 10 May 2020

ROUND 3
Queensland Raceway – Willowbank, QLD
24 – 25 July 2020

ROUND 4
The Bend Motorsport Park – Tailem Bend, SA
12 – 13 September 2020 

ROUND 5
Sydney Motorsport Park – Sydney, NSW
21 – 22 November 2020

Drift Industries Sponsors

Naming rights partner 
Australian Container Unloading Group

Gold sponsors:
Tims surf and Turf
Ryco Filters
Fuchs Lubricants
Valino Australia

Technical partners:
MCMedia
iSpark Electrical and Fire Axesent
Luxe Performance
Mantic Clutch

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