PHILIPSBURG--Still Balling St. Maarten Foundation, Automotive Federation and St. Maarten Traffic Park Foundation are bringing some fast, high-paced action to this year’s St. Maarten/St. Martin Day celebrations.

  The groups will be holding the first two-day “Drift and Fever event, St. Maarten edition” at the APS Parking Lot by the government building on Sunday and Monday, November 10 and 11. A promotion party will also be held at First Response in Philipsburg today, Saturday, where the public will get a chance to meet, mix and mingle with the drivers who will be participating in the event. 

  Participating in the Drift and Fever event St. Maarten edition will be 11 drift and race motorbikes from Curaçao and Aruba, three drift cars from Curaçao, 10 drift cars from St. Maarten, 12 drag cars from St. Maarten, and four show cars from St. Maarten

   For the event, overseas and local professional car and motorbike drifters and local automotive fanatics will demonstrate some fast-paced action at the APS parking lot. The first day of the event, November 10, from 6:00pm to 1:00am, will feature a car and bike show involving local automotive aficionados. There will be music, entertainment and performances.

  The event will culminate with a “Drift Fever Stunt Show” at the APS parking lot on St. Maarten Day, November 11 from 5:00pm to 12:00 midnight.

  Tickets for the November 10 show cost US $2 for children and $5 for adults and can be purchased at the entrance on the day of the show. Tickets for the November 11 show cost $20 per adult in advance or $25 at the entrance, and $10 for children up to age 12, and are currently available online at:

caribbeanticketshop.com, at Van Dorp, from any member of Still Balling Foundation or First Response Security, or at the door.

   The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) has backed the initiative, as it has the potential to drive tourists to the country. The ministry has injected $10,000 into the event, earmarked for promotion, public relations and marketing purposes.