RUN­NING THE STREETS

ROLLER­COASTER RIDE 056

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Beau Yates’ AE86 is some­what of a cult car in Aus­tralian drift cir­cles, but it hadn’t seen the track for three years af­ter a se­ri­ous col­li­sion — un­til it re­turned at this year’s World Time At­tack Chal­lenge at Syd­ney Mo­tor­sport Park, pi­loted by the drift king him­self, Kei­ichi Tsuchiya. This 86’s story is a true ashes to glory emo­tional roller­coaster ride. The Wai­mate 50 is one of the only true street races left in New Zealand — where the roads are closed and rac­ers are let loose through the mid­dle of town. It con­tin­ues to grow year-on-year, tak­ing on more of a fes­ti­val at­mos­phere — and given Fanga Dan says it’s one of the best events he has ever drifted at, you can be sure the ‘side’ en­ter­tain­ment along­side the rac­ing was any­thing but.

RALLY LEG­END 2016

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