New Zealand’s firstDriftRace

NZ Performance Car - - Drift News -

The De­mon En­ergy D1NZ Na­tional Drift­ing Cham­pi­onship round four at Hamp­ton Downs Mo­tor­sport Park on Fe­bru­ary 20–21 will fea­ture some very in­ter­est­ing lunchtime en­ter­tain­ment in the form of a 10-car drift race, some­thing of­ten done in Ja­pan by top D1GP driv­ers. D1NZ CEO Bren­don White says the new for­mat is some­thing to liven up Hamp­ton Downs and give fans a look at how the cars per­form in both sce­nar­ios, with driv­ers grip-rac­ing half the track and drift­ing the other half. Po­si­tions will be de­ducted for driv­ers that don’t drift the al­lo­cated sec­tion, which will end on the Bar­rel 51 Hair­pin, and some new ob­sta­cles will be put in place on the track as well. This should make for a very in­ter­est­ing race as we fi­nally get to see some of the coun­try’s most pow­er­ful uni­body race cars com­pet­ing against the clock.

The drift race is not the only en­ter­tain­ment planned, with a hard­park, RC drift­ing, burnout and FMX demos, and of course the Pro and Pro-Am cham­pi­onships. We also hear a ru­mour the sec­tion might run in re­verse for the first time ever.

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