Cole Armstrong has picked up first place at the 2013 NAC Insurance NZ Drift Nationals held over the weekend at Hampton Downs. The event attracted 0ver 30 of New Zealand’s top drivers and thousands of fans poured through the gates to witness the showdown. The now Perth based Armstrong flew in the morning of the event to be reunited with his V Energy R34 Skyline, a car Cole has not driven in six months. Cole fought off a strong field of drivers to claim his first event win in some time, with second place going to Gaz Whiter in the Tectaloy S14 and Andrew Redward beating out Drew Donovan to take third place. A full event gallery and official results will be up later today.
Hitting shelves this week is the latest edition of New Zealand Performance Car Magazine, your monthly fill of all things automotive happening both here in New Zealand and across the globe. On the cover we have the first female-owned car in three years – Kat Benson’s new Evo VII circuit racer. Most people would be familiar with Kat’s old Burgerfuel GSR, a car that developed from a 9-second drag car campaigned by her brother to a time attack racer, which Kat has campaigned for the last few years.
Dyno Dynamics Managing Director at the 2013 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo in Sydney’s Darling Harbour talks about their new innovative and affordable range of Dynotech Dynos.
If you’re planning on attending the 2013 NAC NZ Drift Nationals this Saturday (which, of course you should be), make sure you swing past the NAC Pavilion to have a crack at Sub-A-Roo’s driving simulator competition, which is running all day long. Anyone can enter with your best time recorded. The top 8 people will face off in a knockout competition later in the day.
Sub-a-Roo will be using Alienware’s advanced simulator system, which, speaking from first hand experience, kicks ass:
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- Sub-a-roo Goodie bag
- NZPC Subscription
If you’re planning to head along and checkout the 2013 NAC NZ Drift Nationals at Hampton Downs on August 24, why not get into the swing of things and create a banner or sign to show your support to your favourite driver? We’ve made up a couple of stencils below, and if you print them out and add them to your creation, you’ll get the chance to win a MADAZZ drift trike custom-built for you, valued at $1200!