Lock­to­ber­fest in Taupo this week­end

South Waikato News - - Motoring - STEPH RANGI

Ze­ro­class Co. is renowned for be­ing the big­gest and bad­dest drift fes­ti­val provider and they are liv­ing up to that with Lock­to­ber­fest 2016.

This com­ing week­end, Bruce Mclaren Mo­tor­sport Park will be home to the sound of screech­ing tyres, revving en­gines, and the smell of burnt rub­ber.

This is be­cause ome of the coun­try’s best grass­roots drifters come to­gether for yet an­other grass­roots drift fes­ti­val.

Be­tween 120-160 drifters from the North Is­land have en­tered into this year’s Lock­to­ber­fest to show off their drift skills.

It is the sec­ond time the an­nual event has been held in Taupo.

This com­ing event is non­com­pet­i­tive, pri­mar­ily be­ing an ex­pres­sion ses­sion but de­pend­ing on how things go, a com­pet­i­tive drift could be held at the end of day one.

Both Satur­day and Sun­day will fea­ture some of the North Is­land’s ad­vanced and pro­fes­sional drifters, while Mon­day will show­case the up-and-com­ers and those new to the drift cir­cuit.

The week­end is jam-packed with day and twi­light drift ses­sions, team drift­ing, live DJ’S, big en­try mini com­pe­ti­tion, ex­clu­sive food stands, Ze­ro­class Streetwear stand.

There will even fea­ture an af­ter party on Satur­day night at El­e­ment Bar.

Also fea­tur­ing for the first time, will be a Show and Shine event for all those ob­sessed with show­ing off their four-wheeled ba­bies.

The cost for the week­end can ei­ther be by Plat­inum Week­end Pass at $29 and in­cludes gen­eral ad­mis­sion and up­graded ac­cess to the warm view­ing deck and cor­po­rate suite on Satur­day.

Over­look­ing the drift sec­tions you will have prime view­ing space with plenty of room to sit back and re­lax, grab a drink from the of­fi­cial ‘plat­inum club’ bar.

Or gen­eral ad­mis­sion Week­end Pass is $19 and out­side view­ing deck from above the end pit sheds and along the em­bank­ment.

Those un­der the age of 10 are free.

Lock­to­ber­fest is the fourth drift event to be brought to Taupo by Drift Mat­suri and will be the last one for 2016 but the next three day fes­ti­val will be in Fe­bru­ary next year.

Spec­ta­tor gates open at 9.30am.

DANE SMITH

Drift rac­ing ac­tion will be on at Taupo this week­end as part of Lock­to­ber.

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