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Golden Gate Round 2 – Final Battle [VIDEO]

This final battle video shows the first place battle between Faruk Kugay (our Wrecked Weekly guest) and Crick Filippi. It is a pretty close and intense final tandem battle with some passing over at Stockton 99! You can listen to Faruk review the battle over on Wrecked Weekly #22 here. Did I mention this track layout looks super awesome?

D1NZ Round 5 at Christchurch [GALLERY]

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Some wild dirt dropping action all over the Christchurch happened this weekend from Round 5 of the D1NZ series. Our man on the scene David Atkinson provided an event recap from D1NZ Round 5 in addition to this gorgeous gallery of cars drifting on and off the track! Check out the complete gallery below.

 

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=393

Faruk Kugay & World Drifting Recap – Wrecked Weekly #22 [VIDEO]

Faruk Kugay was our special guest this week who comes fresh off a win at Golden Gate Drift Round 2 (Formula Drift Pro Am series in Northern California). He also helps give insight into the European drift season which has kicked off in the spring! Below is a list of our talking points from the show and the YouTube Summary has time stamps so you can jump to each of the stories directly!

Topic 1- Review of Golden Gate Drift Round 2
Topic 2- Talking about Golden Gate Drift Round 2 Insane Final Battle (Video)
Topic 3 – Midwest Drift Union Round 1 Review (More Info)
Topic 4 – Lone Star Bash Round 2 Review We talk monsoon that causes a full round delay on Final 4
Topic 5 – D1NZ Round 5 Recap. Mad Mike Breaks Everything and Loses Championship Lead (More Info)
Topic 6- Europe Kicks off 2014 with BDC Round 1 and Jack Shanahan takes a win at age of 14!
Topic 7 – Polish Drift Championship Kicks off in Poznan
Topic 8 – Dean Kearney is Going Back to Ireland. Driving in IDC! (More Info)
Topic 9- Opinion: Can Kenneth Moen Win the Formula D Championship?
Topic 10- Exploring Formula Drift Rivalries (Original Post)

Joachim Waagaard Shows off Katech LS2 powered Mazda RX-7

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Another European livery was released this week by Norwegian driver Joachim Waagaard who sponsors himself! His FD Mazda RX-7 has a really good look to it for the 2014 season. The car is also sitting on some Work Wheels for the new season. The rotary engine was removed for a Katech built Ls2 engine.

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Not 100% sure what Joachim’s series plans are for 2014 but he did run Gatebil and Drift All-Stars last season!

James Deane Testing his 2JZ S14 Nissan 240sx [VIDEO]

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James Deane leaks the first video of himself testing his newly built 2JZ powered Nissan 240sx. The testing went down at Kart World Adventure Centre in Cork, Ireland. James car looks pretty insane in testing and is featuring WiseFab suspension on the new build.

 

Watch the video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=675349619168791&stream_ref=10

D1NZ Round 5 Takes Over Christchurch [EVENT RECAP]

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Round 5 of the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship saw the series return to Ruapuna Raceway in Christchurch. Located in the South Island of New Zealand, the round required about a 16 hour drive for most teams or paying for shipping and flights. Ruapuna was a huge success last season so it was no surprise to see this round would host the biggest field of entries all year.

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The track is also the longest drift section this year and one of the fastest, meaning it was a tire killer at only 1-2 laps per set. The teams were prepared for this and packed extra tires into every nook and cranny they could find. Alongside his stock of Nitto’s, Mad Mike Whiddett decided to ship down both the RX7 Madbul and RX8 Badbul being spoiled for choice.

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Huge D1SL Wreck from Round 1 at Bihoku [VIDEO]

A fan managed to capture this insane Silvia wreck from D1SL Round 1 at Bihoku! We have a results posts along with a video of the final battle from Round 1 at Bihoku here. The tires really sent this car on a ride!

2014 British Drift Championship Round 1 at Lydden Hill Qualifying [GALLERY]


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Here is a qualifying gallery from Round 1 of the British Drift Championship! You can see some of England’s high profile cars like the SATS Motorsport Supra and the Driftworks 86 in action! Follow the link below for all the images.

 

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=391

Follow GT Radial Through Formula Drift Debut Weekend [VIDEO]

GT Radial tire made its American drifting debut in the Formula Drift series a few weeks ago. This awesome video does a great job telling the story of both drivers running GT Radial for the weekend. Tyler Wolfson in his 1.3L rotary failed to qualify while Kyle Mohan’s RX-8 smashed the car up in Top 32 and advanced into the Top 16 before losing to Kenneth Moen! Check it out.

Dean Kearney to compete in MG Crash Repairs S15 in IDC [NEWS]

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Dean Kearney announced today that he’ll be competing in the Irish Drifting Championships (IDC) in the MG Crash Repairs S15. Kearney won the Pro Drift European Series championship in 2009, while MG Crash Repairs won the Pro Drift championship in 2012 with Brendan Stone behind the wheel (pictured above). MG Crash Repairs is the same team that loaned a car to Dai Yoshihara back in 2012 at ProDrift, where Dai won second only behind teammate Brendan Stone. Kearney mentioned in his press release that the car will have a 550hp RB26 motor, which is a pretty big change from his supercharged 8.3L Dodge Viper which he competes in for the Formula Drift championship in the US. The car is a fresh build, not the same car that Stone used in the ProDrift championship.

Kearney released a quote as well, shown below:

I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to compete in my native country again” said Dean Kearney.

“Ive been pretty much out of the Irish drift scene for 4 years now with FD commitments but I’ve always followed the scene very closely and attended several events while home as a spectators. The Irish drivers have proven themselves to be some of the strongest drivers in Europe time and time again, So having the opportunity to come back and compete in a proper competition car was always important for me. I’ve always admired the prep of MG Crash Repairs S15′s so when the opportunity came about it was pretty much a no-brainer. I started my career in a RHD S-chassis car, so it will be good to get back to my roots after competing so long in the Oracle Lighting Dodge Viper in the US. We will be testing before this weekend gets underway so I can get re-accustom to sitting on the other side of the car again.

All in all, I’m looking forward to this weekend and hope I can do Mark and the Team proud.