Summer Bash returns
New Zealand’s best drifters will return to Hampton Downs on December 9 for the second edition of Mad Mike’s Summer Bash.
Organised by ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett, the first Summer Bash at Hampton Downs last February attracted the top 16 drivers in the country as well as giving the grassroots of the sport an opportunity to test their skills on a world class racetrack.
Whiddett is looking forward to hosting an even bigger and better event at the end of the year.
‘‘The feedback from the drivers was outstanding so I’m expecting all the top drivers to be back again. We’re also hoping to attract a lot more of the grassroots guys this time around.’’
The Top 16 Shootout is only a small part of what will be a huge day with the track open to all levels and abilities, from the grassroots of drifting to families looking to get out on the Hampton Downs track and enjoy their cars.
One of the stars of the Summer Bash will be Whiddett’s RADBUL, a 1200hp, 4 rotor, twin-turbo Mazda MX5.
Off the track, there will be a show ‘n shine for people to display their cars and Whiddett will be wandering around picking his favourite cars.
There will be a family zone, VIP trackside hospitality, new viewing platforms and grandstands so the fans can get up close to the action.
Entry is free for U15s accompanied by a paying adult.
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Mad Mike drifting RADBUL during the inaugural Summer Bash held earlier this year.