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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

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.

2014 D1NZ Round 5 in Christchurch [RESULTS]

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Round 5 of the D1NZ series was interesting as it saw Gary ‘Gaz’ Whiter drive straight to a victory from the top qualification spot. Due to car trouble, Mad Mike Whiddett was eliminated early after having a gearbox issue in his RX-8 and then pulled out his backup RX-7 and suffered a broken axle! This mechanical trouble watched his championship lead evaporate and he now sits in 2nd place. Last round of the 2013/14 season kicks off next month in Auckland! Below are all the results from the big D1NZ weekend:

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


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The British Drift Championship season has kicked off this weekend over at Lydden Hill! We got a practice gallery from Jamie Rolls showing off the new rides for 2014 getting shaken down at this fun course. Here are results from Round 1. You can now also review the practice gallery by following the link below! Also, stay tuned for much more content coming from England.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=390

British Drift Championship Round 1 at Lydden Hill [RESULTS]

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BDC finished off its season opener this weekend with a huge field of cars competing in three classes to wrap things up at Lydden Hill. The man on top of the podium this weekend is no other than 14 year old Jack Shanahan in his Nexen sponsored S14. The rain barely held off but left a dry track for a full weekend of fun in England. Check below to see where drivers finished in all three divisions.

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Drift UAE Round 4 at Yas Marina Circuit [RESULTS]

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This weekend the Drift UAE season came to an end at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The Formula 1 track makes a great backdrop for some big action drifting! The Toyota Emirates Drift team driver Ahmed Alamiry with his 2JZ powered Toyota 86 took the victory. Here is how the podium finished for Round 4:
1. Ahmed Alamiry
2.Fredrick Aasland
3.Ahmad Daham
4.Sami Haidar