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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

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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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

D1NZ Round 5 at Christchurch [GALLERY]

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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

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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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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NAC NZ Drift Nationals 2013 [RESULTS]

At Hampton Downs Motorsport Park in New Zealand they took 40 of the top drivers in the country and let them wage war in a one day event that was winner take all. They ran a Top 32 format and did qualifying Formula Drift style. Well known driver Mad Mike was sidelined for the weekend in practice after having some electrical issues with his car. Here is how they finished with the winner taking home a $2,000 grand prize:

1st- Cole Armstrong
2nd- Gaz Whiter
3rd- Andrew Redward
4th- Drew Donovan

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