Posts Tagged "International"

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

Following Bob Patinka at DMCC Round 6 at Montmagny

Bob has been doing good all season. His consistency is keeping at the top of the championship battle even tho he has yet to podium this year.

As usual Bob was killing it practice. The event took place at the Montmagny track. iT is a track that DMCC has been coming to for a number of years and the drivers are very familiar with the layout.

Its ok Brad..Bob is there for you!

This event was an  other top 32 event where the top 16 drivers would get locked in on their first qualification pass. Bob put down a great first pass getting him locked into 7th place right off the batt.

On Bobs first battle in the Top 32 he faced off against Max Cyrenne. On Bobs lead run he was able to pull a good gap on Max and hold it through out the course. On his chase run Bob stuck with Max with in good proximity and got the win moving into the Top 16.

Going into the Top 16 Bob went against Philippe Bruyere. Again on Bobs lead run he put a huge gap on Phil through out the entire course.

On Bobs chase run he stayed with him almost on his door in all the major sections. It was a great tandem battle with the fans going crazy but the crowd went almost silent when the call was made that Phil got the win.. It looked like a clear win for Bob but the judges must of seen something else. Either way Bobs had a great weekend in Montmagny and is continuing to make points towards the championship. He is currently in 5th only 8 points behind Jeff Laflamme and with 2 rounds left Bob still has a great chance to get into the top 3 for the season.


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2013 Drift Mania Round 6 at Montmagny [GALLERY]

Check out all the action from Round 6 which just kicked off one week after we wrapped up Round 5. American Mike Pollard got an edge over Dave Briggs and move all the way to a podium. Francis Tasse made a run to a victory in his Mazda Rx-7 which is all captured inside the gallery along with much more to showcase Round 6 at Montmagny.

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Kyle Mohan’s LS Powered Mazda Rx-8 Testing [VIDEO]

Something our staff reported on last week has now found its way into a test day video from Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, California. The car got a good shakedown before heading out to China where the Rx-8 is designed to live. Kyle did the V8 swap in the car to develop LS motor mounts for the Rx-8 chassis and due to the lack of consistent quality high octane gasoline in China. I don’t like the sound of a V8 following behind Kyle Mohan’s Mazda Rx-8 chassis. Here is what Kyle had to say bout the build:

“I’ll admit it was a little bit strange to hear the V8 sound when I turned on the RX-8 LS1 for the first time,” said Mohan. “We had a couple of good shakedown sessions and got the car dialed in pretty well before it goes on the long boat ride to China. It feels a lot like our Nexen/Energy-X/Mazdatrix Mazda RX-8, but I expected that because we built it with many of the same ideas and parts. I’m excited to drive this car for the rest of the year in the World Drift Series.”

2013 Drift Mania Round 5 St. Croix [GALLERY]

Drift Mania Round 5 went off over the weekend in St. Croix just next to the water. Dave Briggs drove his S14 like a monster all weekend taking home first place while others put on a great show for the packed house. Tune into the link below and check out almost 250 images from the weekend of action.

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2013 Drift Mania Round 5 at St. Croix [RESULTS]

Round 5 of Drift Mania kicked off at St. Croix this weekend and Dave Briggs took his huge horsepower SR20 powered S14 Nissan 240sx. The driver has done double duty with FD and DMCC this season and brought home $10,000 for winning Round 5. Here is how the podium stacked up:

1. Dave Briggs
2. Francis Tasse
3. Tanner Munson

Ryan Tuerck and Darren McNamara Head to BDC Lydden Hill

Ryan Tuerck is heading to the BDC this weekend to compete in Round 4 at Lydden Hill. According to the flyers Darren McNamara is also confirmed but per a note on Facebook Darren said his rotary is down for a nice rebuild of seals which is his first service on the engine since 2011. No word 100% on what Ryan Tuerck is driving over the weekend but we are sure he will put up a good fight in BDC.

2013 Drift All-Stars Round 3 in Latvia [RESULTS]


All three drivers landing on the podium are familiar with podium spots, having been on the podium before. The drifting went into nightfall at the Riga, Latvia course where the tandem action really heated up. Here is the podium below:

1. Juha Rintanen
2. Ingus Jacobsons
3. Janis Eglite

Enjoy This Walk Through Gatebil 2013 [VIDEO]

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.

2013 Irish Drift Championship Round 3 at Ennis Recap [VIDEO]

A great look with IDC TV from Round 3 at Ennis with a lengthy interview from FD star Darren McNamara along with several IDC locals. If you are wanting to meet and learn about Irish drifters competing in the new IDC series this video is the ticket. James Deane appears in the video as he won the Round 3 event and familiar Irish driver Mike Fitz also wound up on the podium for the weekend.