DRIVER PRO­FILES

NZ Performance Car - - Summer Bash Hampton Downs -

NAME: Troy Jenk­ins FROM: Auck­land MOTORSPORT EX­PE­RI­ENCE: Com­pet­i­tive drift­ing for four years. WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGH­LIGHT OF YOUR CA­REER? Win­ning the Pro-Am Cham­pi­onship in early 2015. Com­pet­ing in the re­cent In­ter­na­tional Drift Chal­lenge at the World Time At­tack Chal­lenge in Syd­ney was also a huge event for us. WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOK­ING FOR­WARD TO AT THE SUM­MER BASH? Hamp­ton Downs, which is one of our home tracks and it’s only 20 min­utes from our work­shop in South Auck­land. The op­por­tu­nity to drift the In­ter­na­tional Cir­cuit along­side some of the best driv­ers in New Zealand is go­ing to be rad!

NAME: Cole Arm­strong FROM: Mount Maun­ganui MOTORSPORT EX­PE­RI­ENCE: Drift­ing for seven years WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGH­LIGHT OF YOUR CA­REER? Fin­ish­ing fifth at the World Drift Se­ries in China, where I got to meet and drive against my he­roes in the drift­ing world. That was mind-blow­ing and I learnt so much from them! WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOK­ING FOR­WARD TO AT THE SUM­MER BASH? Hope­fully get­ting a chance to drift along­side Mad Mike and RADBUL. I’m also look­ing for­ward to try­ing some new tricks and push­ing my car to the limit. NAME: ‘Fanga Dan’ Wool­house FROM: Whangarei MOTORSPORT EX­PE­RI­ENCE: Karting and drift­ing WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGH­LIGHT OF YOUR CA­REER: Win­ning the D1NZ Na­tional Drift­ing Cham­pi­onship ti­tles in 2006 and 2013. WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOK­ING FOR­WARD TO AT THE SUM­MER BASH? Solid door-bang­ing, paint-swap­ping bat­tles with Mad Mike him­self. Some of my favourite bat­tles have been against Mike, but it’s been a long time since we’ve gone head to head. He’s a driver I can trust 110 per cent — we both know how to push the lim­its and put on one hell of a show. Plus, Mike and his wife Toni never do any­thing by halves, so I know this event will be epic!

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