Nissan-backed drifter Darren Kelly overcame one of the wildest events in D1NZ history to take his first win of the 2018 season. Levels Raceway in Timaru hosted the third round of the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship where one of the most bizarre incidents curtailed the day’s running. A track layout change was forced […]

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The Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship will return to the South Island this year with its first visit to Timaru in over a decade. The country’s leading drifting series will be joined by Drift South, a series solely based in the South Island. It’ll be the fourth round for them and round three of […]

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Team DMNZ drifter Drew Donovan took a seemingly unlikely win on his return to the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship at this home round in Tauranga. Having qualified 18th on Friday, Donovan battled through the order and managed to take out no.2 qualifier Vincent Langhorn in the top-16 and round one winner Matty Hill […]

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All eyes will be on Shane van Gisbergen when the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship returns to Tauranga this weekend. The 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship winner will make his long-awaited return to the New Zealand drifting scene after an extended hiatus. He brings with him the MCA Suspension crew who will prepare and […]

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The first round of the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship finished in dramatic fashion with Australia’s Matty Hill coming out on top of a turbulent season opener. Having taken the Pro Series pole position on Friday, Hill battled mechanical breakages all the way through to the final. The Max Motors Wellington Family Speedway facility […]

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Sam Smith will swap four wheels for two when he debuts in the New Zealand Supermoto Cup at Max Motors Wellington Family Speedway this weekend. Smith began his racing career on two wheels contesting the motorcycle road racing scene in Australia and on the New Zealand Superbike Championship support card. In 2008 he won the […]

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New Zealand-based company Link ECU have confirmed they’ll expand their support for drifting domestically in 2018. The country’s only recognised drifting series will be known as the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship from round one in Wellington onwards. Last season the Christchurch company came on board as official partners of D1NZ’s live stream. 2018 […]

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Action motorsport has a new home in 2018 with the launch of the New Zealand Xtreme Motorsport Series (NZXMS) set to host four dynamic racing disciplines. The new promotions body will bring together drifting, rally cross, UTV racing and supermoto all under the same venue. The first round to take place at Max Motors Family […]

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The most successful D1NZ National Drifting Championship competitor ever, Gaz Whiter, is set to make his series return after an extended hiatus from the series.   The four-time champion enters the 2018 season with a new look and a fully refreshed LS3 V8-powered Nissan Silvia S14 facelift. After dominating the competitive drifting scene for half […]

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