The European drift scene has officially gone off the deep end I tell you! Some of the builds the continent has been releasing this year are just out of this world. This build from Ingemars Jekabson in Latvia might just take the cake however for awesomeness. He is build a E64 BMW 6-Series swapping the BMW motor out for a Chevrolet LS3 crate engine that he plans to twin turbo. The car as you can see in the second photo has been retrofitted to run a WiseFab kit. Ingemars finished second last year at the Drift All-Stars Riga round and we hope to see this car in action there this year!
Peden Nielsen is a judge with the Irish Drifting Championship, and he’s tired of all the ‘fun’ people have been trying to have in drifting. Here’s a
fun serious look at the weekend at Mondello Motorsport Park, where smiles are a deduction.
Dmitriy Illyuk shows off his Monster Energy / Kenda Tire Nissan 240sx for the 2014 season. Dmitry is from Ukraine and will compete in the national series and Drift All-Stars. He is a test driver for WiseFab and we did an interview with him on Wrecked Weekly last November which you can view here.
Dean Kearney’s return to the Irish drift scene was spoiled by Paul Murphy in the finals of the Irish Drift Championship Round 1 at Mondello Motorsport Park. Also of note, 14 year old Jack Shanahan earned the top qualifying position, but was taken out in top 16 due to a dirt drop. Formula D competitor Darren McNamara qualified 12th in an S13 he built in just 3 days for this round, but was eliminated in the top 16 by John McCarthy.
1st Place – Paul Murphy – Marini Motorsports S14
2nd Place – Dean Kearney – MG Crash Repairs S15
3rd Place – Wesley Keating – WKD Imports S13
4th Place – Duane McKeever – McKeever Auto Spares 180SX (borrowed Richard Bradley’s car for tandems due to his catching fire in practice)
Finally some main event tandem action from BDC Round 1 at Lydden Hill! The big boys came out to play and put together some pretty solid tandem rounds. Here is some great photographer from Jamie Rolls covering competition from the British Drift Championship!
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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 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)
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.
Not 100% sure what Joachim’s series plans are for 2014 but he did run Gatebil and Drift All-Stars last season!
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
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.
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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