Darren Kelly has taken victory at the 2014 NAC NZ Drift Nationals in association with NZ Performance Car and 4&Rotary Promotions. Held on Sunday September 21 at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, The weather was not on our side this time, with heavy rain hammering the circuit throughout the day. For the few thousand hardy fans who braved the wet and windy conditions, they were privy to over 150 battle runs nearly non-stop from the time the gates opened.
Although Porsche tuning house RWB has been around for a little while now, Nakai San continues to churn out jaw-dropping Porsches around the globe. What makes each car so special is not the kit, the epic wheels or ground-scraping ride height, it’s the personal touches that Nakai puts into each build. You simply don’t hit buy now, punch in your credit card details and a month later receive a bunch of boxes full of parts to assemble on your car. Each and every RWB creation is handcrafted by the man himself, taking inspiration from both the owner and the environment in which the machine will be used. This means no two RWB Porsches are the same, and each owner can personally see the project transform in front of his eyes.
The 2014 NAC New Zealand Drift Nationals takes place this Sunday September 21 at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, and this year we are doing things a little different. We have implemented a new format for qualifying, similar to the successful Battlemania, foregoing the traditional single run passes, replaced instead with 120 fast-paced battle runs to dictate the top 16 qualifying order. Those drivers will then compete in a traditional elimination format to find the 2014 champion. So exactly how will the new format work? Read on to find out.
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.
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: