D1NZ Round Dates Announced
Here’s the news all you drift-mad fans have been waiting for, the D1NZ round dates. The first round is coming up fast, so make sure to book those days off work if you plan to travel to some of the far-away rounds. This season is set to be bigger than ever, with drivers amping up their power in order to take the win.
Round 1: October 3–4, 2014
Manfeild Raceway — Feilding, Manawatu — Triple Crown
Round 2: November 7–8, 2014
Mt Smart Custom Circuit — Penrose, Auckland — Night Event
Round 3: January 17-18, 2015
ASB Baypark — Tauranga, Bay of Plenty — Night Event + Triple Crown
Round 4: February 20–21, 2015
Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Te Kauwhata — Waikato
Round 5: April 4–5, 2015
Mike Pero Motorsport Park — Christchurch, Canterbury + Triple Crown
Round 6: May 2015 Date TBC
Auckland — Grand Final
After catching up with Daynom Templeman, we then caught up with ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett.
Mike says he’ll be unveiling the latest generation of the Red Bull RX-8 at the event, hoping to keep his winning streak going.
Check out more below:
Nineteen-year-old Matt Meyrick has really had a rough time with his R33 build. It was broken into, and by the looks of the photos Matt sent us, Dirty Mike and the boys had one of their parties in there (if you’ve seen The Other Guys, you’ll know what that means). But it hasn’t put Matt off, and he’s now carrying out stage two of the build with a solid 447kW (600hp) as the goal. The RB25DET is currently making 239kW at 15psi with a Garrett T04E, but the new engine build will see Wiseco pistons and rods, bigger injectors, a front-facing plenum, a fuel rail, a bigger throttle body, and a healthy amount of boost, all of which should hopefully reach the 447kW goal.
NZ Drift Nationals is less than two weeks away and we’ve been catching up with the drivers taking part in the event.
Check out the video below to see what he had to say:
Every now and then you come across a car that just seems to jump out of the page and grab you. It’s hard to put your finger on exactly what or why, but they always seem to have that ‘it’ factor. It might not be the shiniest car or have the world’s longest parts list, but they all seem to have that little something which sets them apart from the next build, a presence they seem to emanate when rolling down the street.