When Lamborghini Huracán’s roll off the production line they are built for speed. But to go sideways? Not so much. But thanks to international drifting star “Mad” Mike Whiddett, that’s about to change. The Kiwi drifting star has unveiled his new ride known as Slambo – a 2019 rear wheel drive Lamborghini Huracán. Whiddett, who is based at Hampton Downs in […]

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Auckland’s Darren Kelly has taken out the first round of the 2019 D1NZ Drifting Championship Series in Tauranga despite technical issues with his brake lights during practice and qualifying. Driving the Nissan R35 GTR, the 2015 New Zealand champion battled through a poor qualifying performance to reach the final, defeating Daynom Templeman at the custom […]

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Red Bull Drift Shifters 2018 will be an event hard to forget. The course, which rewarded drivers for how close they could get to different obstacles, was so tough that some of the cars left behind more than just skid marks on the streets of Liverpool in north-west England. Despite the threat of rain, a […]

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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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