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2014 Redbull Drift Shifters Recap [VIDEO]

Mad Mike Whiddett brought out some top drifters from around the world to Auckland, New Zealand last week. Here is a quick five minute recap showing the elimination of former champion Matt Powers and the race to a final with Chris Forsberg and Mad Mike Whiddeett in drift pinball.

2014 Redbull Drift Shifters Is Car Pinball [RECAP]

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The event fired up at local time 4:30pm here in California and seemingly ran smoother than any drift event I have seen. The event packed a star studded cast into the heart of Auckland, New Zealand for a Great 8 that was aired on Redbull TV. The format saw every driver make a pass and the bottom four scores were eliminated from competition. Then out of the Final Four, the top two drivers moved into a final which saw another.

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Redbull Drift Shifters is Live on Redbull TV Friday

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Sit back and get ready to tune into Redbull Drift Shifters tomorrow while you should be working. It appears December 5th at 4:30pm PST and 7:30pm EST will be the local air times to tune into the show in Auckland. The event is packed with a ton of professional drifters you will be familiar with including Mad Mike Whiddett, Tyler McQuarrie, Chris Forsberg, Daigo Saito, and Ken Nomura. The best news of the weekend in NZ is that Matt Powers has made a drift return to defend his championship title at this event.

 

Watch Live: http://www.redbull.tv/live/

Matt Powers Shows Off New Sponsors for Drift Return

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Matt Powers is out to defend his title at Drift Shifters in Auckland with his 240sx. Matt beat event host Mad Mike last year to take home top honors and is set to return to defend his title. His title sponsor in Fenix Radiators based down in New Zealand. His tire partner will be Nitto for the weekend and other companies like Parts Shop Max are supporting his return to drift. His pit crew will be Martin Muench from Parts Shop Max USA and Adam Hedges of C’s Garage. Here is a full drivers list for the big Drift Shifters event next month. 

 

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)

Chris Forsberg Coming to Irish Drift Championship in 240sx

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IDC is coming into a wild Round 5 this weekend with Japfest. The car is built/maintained by Darren McNamara and was used at Global Warfare by Matt Powers. Now that Vaughn Gittin Jr. walked out of KOE Valencia with a win we wonder if Chris Forsberg can back that up with a win this weekend for a true American takeover of the European drift world.

Matt Powers Heading to French Drift Championship for Round 6

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Matt Powers is heading over to France to join them for Round 6 of the French Drift Championship. He will actually be driving a LHD Ford Mustang owned by  Jerome Vassia. The event takes place in the French Alps and is a touge style course. The French series does use a cool telemetry model in addition to the three judges. Check the video below to see how the series went last year. 

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Darren McNamara Shows Off New Look to MCNSPORT AE86

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Darren McNamara brought out his refreshed MCNSPORT 86 for Global Warfare at Mondello Park. Tomorrow he will be squaring up against other Formula Drift drivers such as Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, and Matt Powers who have all traveled to Ireland to do battle. You can also tune into the Livestream tomorrow morning which we detailed here.

Matt Powers Makes a Return to Drifting This Month!

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It has been way too long since anyone has seen Matt Powers behind the wheel of a drift car. Minus his 360 drift video that took over the Internet recently he hasn’t been easy to come by. Well the good news is in that on June 29th he will also be attending Round 3 of the Irish Drift Championship along with Daigo Saito and Robbie Nishida already billed for battle. Matt will field a car with MCNSPORT (Darren McNamara’s operation) driving a LHD 1JZ powered 240sx. Only time will tell how he performs in Ireland!

Mats Baribeau & Wrecked Weekly Drifting Recap #23

The 23rd episode of Wrecked Weekly brings out Canadian driver Mats Baribeau to the show and we knock out a laundry list of great topics. Look below and you can see the show notes with time stamps for everything we covered!

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