DRIVER PRO­FILE

NZ Performance Car - - 2006 Nissan 350z (Z33) -

DRIVER/OWNER: Brad Smith AGE: 35 LO­CA­TION: Auck­land OC­CU­PA­TION: Gen­eral man­ager at Jet Cre­ative Stu­dio BUILD TIME: Eight weeks (but con­tin­u­ous de­vel­op­ment) LENGTH OF OWN­ER­SHIP: Nine years

THANKS: My fam­ily — my wife, Alex, and chil­dren, Carter and Ge­or­gia, for what they sac­ri­fice for me to chase my dreams; my mum and in-laws — thanks for cov­er­ing when I’m not at home and over­look­ing the car-re­lated phone calls and ‘meet­ings’ in the week lead­ing up to an event; any­one and ev­ery­one who has helped in one way or another to keep this thing go­ing — with late nights on the tools or plan­ning our next goals over a few cold ones — you rock; my crew(s) — thanks to ev­ery­one who has pitched in over the years to keep the car run­ning at events: it’s not al­ways glam­orous, but I truly ap­pre­ci­ate you giv­ing up your time to help me; my fans — thanks for your sup­port, you keep me go­ing; the event or­ga­niz­ers, other driv­ers, and pho­tog­ra­phers — with­out you, we wouldn’t have a sport — #keep­drift­ing­fun; lastly, thanks to all my spon­sors (past and present) who helped me get this thing back on the track! — specif­i­cally: Daniel at On­line Lo­gis­tics; Troy at Cen­tral Tow­ing; Seadon, Matt, and Bren­dan at il­abb; Bren­don at The Sign Stu­dio; Mark at Jet Cre­ative Stu­dio; Char­lie at Lim­it­less Motorsport; Scott at GER — our VQ38 motor is yet to let us down, three sea­sons and count­ing; Mike at Kaspa Trans­mis­sion; Keg and Jo at DKM; NAC In­sur­ance; ST Race Sup­ply; Bren­don at BNR Fabri­ca­tion; Burg­erFuel; Red Bull New Zealand; and Spy Op­tic NZ

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