Posts Tagged "D1 New Zealand"

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

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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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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2014 D1NZ Round 6 at Mt. Smart Stadium with Season Championship [RESULTS]

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The D1NZ 2014 championship came to an end in Auckland at Mt. Smart. over the weekend. Mad Mike Whiddett was just edged out of another championship by Gaz Whiter! Our Issue 30 cover feature managed to finish up the podium in 3rd! Here is how the championship finished:

1. Gaz Whitier
2. Mad Mike Whiddett
3. Curt Whittaker

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The final round came to an end under the lights at Mt. Smart! Daynom Templeman took home the victory in his Mazda RX-7! The series champion also landed on the podium for Mount Smart as well. Stay tuned as we have David Atkinson putting together some awesome D1NZ coverage from the weekend. Here is how the podium finished:

1. Daynom Templeman
2. Darren Kelly
3. Gaz Whitier

 

Wrecked Magazine Issue 31 is Out! Come Read Now

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Tune into Issue 31 and read up on the new issue of Wrecked Magazine! The cover car is a 13B powered FD Mazda RX-7 driven by Tyler Wolfson in Formula Drift and Pro 2 this year. The next car in Issue 31 is a 2JZ swapped Scion FR-S driven by Ken Gushi this season. The issue also features a V8 swapped S15 Silvia from D1NZ driven by Drew Donovan. Chris Allen finishes up the features with a S197 turbocharged Ford Mustang he is driving in Pro Am. Matt Petty then puts our Project FR-S with R/T tuning to the test at Englishtown!

 

Read Issue 31: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/issues/issue31/html5/index.html

Top 10 Drift Vacations to Take Before You Die

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Regardless if you are independently wealthy or have a credit card to max out I put together the Top 10 drifting vacations you need to take before you die. The list is compiled upon driving, fan entertainment, atmosphere, and all the fun you can have in the area!

 

10. D1NZ Final Round – Mt. Smart (Auckland, New Zealand)

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The D1NZ season ends at Mt. Smart under the lights! The venue is a custom built and it puts fans very close to the action. The track does take place in the Mt. Smart Stadium parking lot which normally holds duties for the National Rugby team. Once the race ends you are just a quick cab from downtown Auckland where some of the real fun can begin. Don’t miss some top drivers like Mad Mike Whiddett and C’s Garage take on the New Zealand night.

9. Irish Drift Championship – Mondello Park 

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The most fun you can have in Ireland is by far Mondello Park. It puts you pretty close to Dublin and has the most energy over a drift weekend in Ireland. Big name drivers such as Dai Yoshihara, Darren McNamara, and other international stars tend to come and drive at this Ireland track as well. If you happen to come here and enjoy watching a weekend of pro drifting then you could also do the ProDrift Academy and drift on your own at Mondello!

8. Formula Drift Irwindale Speedway (Los Angeles, California)

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The “House of Drift” as everybody knows it had to make the list. So many people attend this event now parking has been moved off site and stands have been put anywhere they can fit. The driving here tends to be world class and over the last few seasons a championship has been sorted out during the event weekend. Once the Irwindale weekend is over you will find yourself not very far from Los Angeles, Hollywood, and other places to finish out a great weekend.

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