WEATHER TESTS DRIFT PARK
Although the Waikato region — along with 95 per cent of the country — has posted much higher than average rainfall so far this year, progress on New Zealand’s first dedicated drift facility has only been set back by a few weeks. The Vernon Developments team now has the track surface to a metal stage, with all the drainage and base in place, which means the sealing stage is just around the corner. However, the extremely high water levels of the neighbouring Waikato River have meant it’s very wet under foot, which is not ideal for laying seal. The team is working through options to keep progress on track.
Meanwhile the park has an official name— it will be known as the Evergreen Tyres Drift Park. Sky Zhao, the man behind the project, says “Nan from The Bling Company has been involved and supporting drifting for a long time, and most people in the drift community would know how much he contributes to our drift community, once again we are super pumped to have him and The Bling Company on board, and can’t wait to provide you guys with an awesome facility and great events.”