WEATHER TESTS DRIFT PARK

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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.”

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