A very creative video shot in LEGOS showing Mad Mike in the pits with his Mazda Rx-7, revving his engine, and even sliding around the whole course which is also made of LEGOS. I think drift car LEGO kits are a long time out but this is quite an enjoyable recreation video.
Mad Mike Whiddett dominated the competition at D1NZ Round 2 taking home a victory in his home country. Mad Mike made an impressive run of the event advancing through the weekend at some points with only 3rd gear. Mike qualified 3rd and managed to see through a huge victory. The win also put Mad Mike in first place in the overall championship by 2 points over Gary Whiter. Here is how they finished up:
1st- Mad Mike Whiddett
2nd- Gary “Gaz” Whiter
3nd- Cole Armstrong
Championship Points After Round 2:
1. Mad Mike Whiddett 204
2. Gary ‘Gaz’ Whiter 202
3. Shane Van Gisbergen 145
4. Curt Whittaker 140
5. Cole Armstrong 137
6. Troy Forsythe 130
7. Daniel ‘Fanga Dan’ Woolhouse 121
8. Kyle Jackways 118.5
9. Darren Kelly 116
10. Nico Reid 112.5
The D1NZ series wrapped up with Gaz Whiter qualifying first in the pro category and also taking home first place in the round beating Mad Mike Whiddett in the finals. Watch the highlights of the good tandem battles and all the fun that was Round 1 at Hampton Downs.
Ryan Tuerck hits Norway with the help of Maxxis Tires to enjoy the Gatebil event weekend in Norway. Watch as Tuerck bumps into fellow Formula Drift drivers Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Fredric Aasbo who also came out for the big racing festival going on over three days. Follow along as Tuerck takes a tour around the track and paddock for the big Gatebil festival.
One awesome video that shows just how much fun the Gatebil weekend is for a drift driver or enthusiast. This crazy weekend almost rivals Matsuri with chaos, excitement, and entertainment it would appear. Formula Drift drivers Fredrci Aasbo, Ryan Tuerck, Kenneth Moen and Vaughn Gittin Jr. all came out to compete and have fun.
Gatebil has become quite a big name in the worldwide automotive spectrum thanks to big media coverage from the likes of Speedhunters and other various sites from the last few seasons. Well the event this weekend is packed with drifting stars including Vaughn Gittin Jr., Fredric Aasbo, Ryan Tuerck, Kenneth Moen, and Mad Mike (picture from his car). We except to see some great coverage from the festival in the next coming week or two.
The 2013 D1NZ season has come to a close after the final round at Taupo Motorsport Park. Daniel Woolhouse took his Holden Commodore V8 to a second championship in his career. He outqualified Mad Mike Whiddett by a half point during the final round weekend and he barely kept his car together over the weekend to take home a win. The car was rebuilt overnight and barely made it out to compete. Here is how the series championship finished up:
1. Daniel Woodhouse (538 points)
2. Mad Mike Whiddett (461.5 points)
3. Curt Whittaker (450.5 points)
Mad Mike and Kenny Moen tied for the top qualifying spot at the Gatebil drifting event in Mantorp, Sweden this weekend, both earning 96 points, even more incredible as Moen is driving a 2JZ-powered S13 coupe he recently finished building instead of the Supra he typically competes with. Mad Mike’s Speedhunters teammate Fredric Aasbo earned third place with a score of 94 points in his Toyota GT86, proving that he has the car pretty dialed in. The top 16 event is tomorrow, and we’ll have the results for you shortly after.
1. Mad Mike Whiddet – Mazda RX8 (96)
1. Kenny Moen – Nissan S13(96)
3. Fredric Aasbo – Toyota GT86 (94)
4. Teemu Peltola - Mercedes Benz C-class Wagon (91)
5. Johan Halvarsson – Nissan S15 (89)
6. Fredrik Myhre – Toyota Supra (88)
7. Jim Olofsson – BMW E30 (87)
8. Martin Emmar – BMW E36 (84)
8. Roger Naerum – BMW E30 (84)
10. Dennis Martinsson – Toyota Supra (83)
11. Lars Jorgen Skogdalen – Toyota Soarer (82)
12. Dennis Johansson – Nissan S13 (81)
13. Stian Lovdal – Toyota Supra (80)
13. Robin Alasker – Toyota Supra (80)
15. Olie Olsson – BMW E46 (79)
16. Kristian Erlandsson – Volvo (78)
Sadly we are a little late to the party with this awesome video showing Mad Mike Whiddett tearing up Crown Range in New Zealand which involves 47 corners, 1076 metres elevation, 10.4km lon (6.5 miles for us Americans). The road is the highest paved road in New Zealand elevation wise and shows Mad Mike putting on a talent show. Sit back and enjoy watching this one or playing it again as its by far one of the best produced drift videos of 2013.
While we covered the ADGP exhibition round with Andrew Hawkins he also stayed for the Formula Drift Asia Round 1 in Melbourne, Australia. The event saw Robbie Nishida, Fredric Aasbo, Daigo Saito, and Mad Mike just to name a few familiar faces in the series. Here is a complete gallery of the action showing Daigo Saito dismiss everyone resulting in another win which keeps his win streak alive. Follow the link below to see all the action.