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D1NZ 2015 Round One Manfeild

EVENT: D1NZ 2015: Round One

Returning to Manfeild Raceway after a few years absence marked the start of the new Demon Energy D1NZ championship season. Only a short time after last season finished and already the twelfth year of D1NZ is kicking into action…

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Brendon White D1NZ Interview

NEWS: Interview with Brendon White on the Future of D1NZ

Recently Drifted had the opportunity to talk to Brendon White, managing director at D1NZ, to discuss the details of the upcoming twelfth season and get his opinion on where things are headed. Little did we know that he would also reveal some exclusive, first-look tidbits too!

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SNAPSHOTS: Ben Jenkins – D1NZ’s Latest Young Gun

Getting up at 6am on a Saturday is comparable to scooping poop off the bottom of my shoes after a Monday afternoon from hell. That is, of course, unless the word ‘Drifting’ is involved. Tossing back my large mocha, I arrived at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and watched on as Ben eagerly unloaded his newly touched-up Silvia.

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D1NZ 2014 Round 6

EVENT: D1NZ 2014 Grand Final: Round 6

The grand final of the Cody’s D1NZ national drifting championship for the 2014 season had finally arrived. It had been a highly competitive fight for the last five rounds; the final round would be held under lights to mix things up and would either make or break a team’s season campaign.

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EVENT: D1NZ 2014: Round Five

Round five of the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship would see the series travel south to Christchurch city in New Zealand’s South Island. Faced with either an 18 hour road trip or the expense of shipping the car down, it was a big commitment from the teams.

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FEATURE: Paul’s AE811 – Not all as it seems

I still remember Paul’s Levin staring back at me the when I looked through the eyepiece of my camera for the first time a couple of years back. As per usual in the New Zealand car scene, not all vehicles are as they seem; with an AE111 heart and AE86 driveline, this particular Levin was not your typical (excuse my pun) Black and White ’85.

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D1NZ R4

EVENT: D1NZ 2014: Round Four

A wet track welcomed us to Taupo for round four of the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship. Despite the weather this round would be an important stepping stone on the championship calendar. Most drivers were looking to capitalise on the familiar track and gain valuable points they had missed out on in the previous rounds. Meanwhile, Mad Mike Whiddett would be hoping to extend his considerable lead overall.

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Mad Mike RX7 Desktop

DESKTOP: MADBUL RX7

Today’s Desktop features Mad Mike’s insane 26B Quad Rotor RX7, aka Madbul.

We’ve got four sizes for you, from laptop all the way up to 27″ iMac. Enjoy!

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D1NZ 2014 Round Three

EVENT: D1NZ 2014: Round Three

While the rest of the world is still battling wintry conditions, over here in New Zealand we’re making the most of our summer months while we can. It was no surprise the crowd favourite Tauranga round of the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship had made a return this year, after the 2013 event was completely sold out…

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DESKTOP: Mad Mike vs Shane Van Gisbergen

Our latest desktop wallpaper features D1NZ drivers Mad Mike and Shane Van Gisbergen doing battle.

You can find all of our desktop wallpapers in the DESKTOPS section of Drifted.com.

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Mad Mike Whiddett RX7

EVENT: D1NZ 2014: Round Two

What do you get when you mix a couple dozen pro drift cars, a custom built track, perfect weather and a big crowd? The answer is a weekend you’re likely to remember for a long time to come!

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DESKTOP: C’s Garage S14

Our latest desktop, shot by David Atkinson, features the awesome C’s Garage S14 drifting the chicane at Round 2 of Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship. Grab your chosen resolution inside!

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EVENT: D1NZ 2014: Round One

It was time to kick off another season of New Zealand drifting here at Hampton Downs last weekend. Round one of the Cody’s D1NZ national drifting championship had come around pretty quickly but everyone was super excited to get out there and shred some tires once again!

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D1NZ 2013 Grand Final

EVENT: D1NZ 2013 Grand Final: Taupo

After an agonisingly long wait it was finally time to see which driver would be crowned champion of the 2012-2013 Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship. The difference in points after round five was very slim, with Fanga Dan, Mike Whiddett, Andrew Redward and Curt Whittaker all within reach of the season trophy. Here’s how it went down at a very cold Taupo Motorsport Park…

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