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2016 D1NZ Round 3 at Taupo [RESULTS]

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It turns out that Nico Reid might prove to be unstoppable at D1NZ this season. He takes home a second victory in a row after dominating the competition at ASB last week. Fanga Dan got a little aggressive in his tandem chase run trying to run through and over a Nissan Silvia in the process. The whole stream of the event is still available here if you want to check out how the action happened at D1NZ Round 3.

 

Here is how they finished:
1st – Nico Reid
2nd – Cole Armstrong
3rd – Bruce Tannock

Ryan Tuerck Competing at D1NZ Round 2 in Tauranga

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Ryan Tuerck will make his 2016 drifting debut with one of our favorite international series called D1NZ based out of New Zealand. Ryan Tuerck will be attending Round 2 at ASB Baypark Stadium in Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty to kick off 2016. Ryan will be drifting a Toyota GT-86 and looking to take home another international victory from his long overseas trip. The event is January 8th/9th and will also highlight all of the normal D1NZ stars you are normally going to see during an event weekend.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/D1NZOFFICIAL

Watch D1NZ Round Round 4 Livestream Now

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The D1NZ series has some gorgeous looking cars and pretty solid drifting to match. While most of us live about a world away from New Zealand the magic of the Internet allows you to Livestream a drift weekend there which is probably the next best thing from traveling all the way to NZ. Follow the link below to stream some D1NZ live.

Watch Here: http://d1nz.com/live

Drift Shifters Releases International Drivers List for Big New Zealand Event

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The international stars stacked up for Red Bull Drift Shifters is probably the biggest in drifting history since the Red Bull World Championship in Southern California back in 2009. If you live in Auckland the event is free on December 6th. Here are some stars coming to New Zealand:

Mad Mike Whiddett
Matt Powers
Chris Forsberg (Nissan 370z)
Tyler McQuarrie (Chevrolet Camaro)
Ryan Tuerck (Scion FRS)
Daigo Saito (Lexus IS250 – FD Asia Car)
Ken Nomura (Nissan R34 Skyline)
Jake Jones (Nissan S13 240sx)

2014 D1NZ Round 1 at Manfeild Raceway [RECAP]

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Shortly after wrapping up the 2014 drifting season here in New Zealand we were back at it again for 2015! The Demon Energy D1NZ series stopped by at Manfeild Raceway in the lower North Island for Round 1 of competition. With high speed entries, smooth flowing corners and large runoffs this would be a chance to really test the cars – many of which receiving new setups during the off-season.

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One of those would be Fanga Dan Woolhouse in his Century Batteries Holden Commodore. The new VE chassis has been in the works for a while now – built as a serious championship contender to the tune of well over 600hp. However later in the day a broken axle meant the new car would not go on and instead Fanga would borrow Ben Jenkins’ Pro-Am S13, driving well but without the necessary pace for a round win.
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Similarly the current D1 champion Gaz Whiter was not driving his usual high power LS7 Silvia. Shipping that car to Australia for World Time Attack meant Whiter would borrow an RB powered C33 Laurel last used in competition back in 2007. Even with Whiter’s experience and driving ability the team knew it would be a challenge come battle time, and unfortunately electrical problems took him out of the game early.

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Wrecked Magazine Issue 32 Is Here

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The new issue of Wrecked Magazine is out on the virtual newsstand! We get really crazy this issue and only feature things with gorgeous Chevrolet V8 engines! Our old Project V8 240sx graced the cover with an issue that is full of LS engine information and a great product highlight from Canton Racing. A huge thanks to Scoggin Dickey for also helping us out put together this special edition issue. Here is what you can find inside:

-Andrew Redward’s FC Mazda RX7 running from D1NZ
-LS What- Comparing the Various Platforms
-Josh McGuire – 2014 Lone Star Drift Champion – LS7 Powered S14
-Canton Racing – Talking Oil Pans and Accusump
-1000hp Hyudnai Genesis from Formula Drift
-Quick LS1 Tuning

Read the Issue: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/issues/issue31/html5/index.html

2014/2015 D1NZ Drifting Championship Official [SCHEDULE]

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The D1NZ series has released a very exciting schedule for the 2014/2015 season. The kickoff is in October with the series wrapping up in Auckland in May. Check out the official schedule:

Round 1: October 3rd/4th 2014 – Manfeild Raceway – Feilding, Manawatu + Triple Crown
Round 2: November 7th/8th 2014 – Mt Smart Stadium – Penrose, Auckland – Night Event
Round 3: January 17th/18th 2015 – Bay Park Raceway – Tauranga, Bay of Plenty – Night Event + Triple Crown
Round 4: February 20th/21st – 2015 Hampton Downs, Te Kawhata – Waikato
Round 5: April 4th/5th 2015 – Mike Pero Motorsport Park – Christchurch, Canterbury + Triple Crown
Round 6: May 2015 – Date and Location TBA – Auckland

Daynom Templeman 2JZ powered Mazda RX7 Wins D1NZ [VIDEO]

A cool look at the 2JZ powered Mazda Rx-7 that took over and won the final round of the D1NZ season by storm. The Mt. Smart course is tight and small and Daynom Templeman weighs in on his thoughts of the course setup and his overall performance on the weekend. The Rx-7 running Achilles looked a step above the rest all weekend. Daynom is also a driver we except to see at the upcoming Formula Drift Japan event this weekend.

2014 D1NZ Round 6 at Mt. Smart [GALLERY]

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D1NZ finished off with a bang at Mt. Smart over the weekend. They drove into the night to crown a 2014 champion. David Atkinson produced some awesome photography from this final drift round. Enjoy D1NZ until the new season kicks off by following the gallery below.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=408

A Look at the Final Round of D1NZ Under the Lights at Mt. Smart [RECAP]

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It was finally time for the title fight to kick off at the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship Round 6 at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. The competition had been strong throughout the last five rounds of drifting with several drivers in with a chance of taking out the championship along with bragging rights as New Zealand’s next drift king!

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The custom built circuit at Mt Smart was another tight and technical track designed to test the driver’s abilities behind the wheel. The return of the concrete walls meant the ever present danger of wrecking the car with one wrong move. Shaped almost like a spiral, the circuit started with a long right hand turn scrubbing the walls, tightening into a roundabout with inside clips and then a very tight left hairpin and back around the first turn. Almost like a mini Road Atlanta section.

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