Tauranga’s Cole Armstrong has come from behind to win the 2018 Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship title; the V Energy ace subsequently becoming the first driver to win back-to-back crowns since Gaz Whiter. Ironically, Armstrong pulled up in the final battle up against Whiter. It was Whiter who would win the round, while Armstrong […]

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A Bathurst 12 Hour winner, Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup champion, and Virgin Australia Supercars Championship title winner—Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen is well versed in the world of motor racing. It is perhaps a bit of a surprise that the 29-year-old isn’t so fond of his next big challenge. There are corners all around the […]

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Team DSR have gone back-to-back in the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship after Adam Davies took victory at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon. Feilding hosted the penultimate round of the D1NZ Pro Series where the rotary-powered Nissan pilot made it the second straight win for the team. Stablemate Dave Steedman took victory at the venue […]

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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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