Continuing with our tour of D1 NZ, we caught up with Curt Whittaker and his 2JZGTE powered R34 Skyline. Kurt and his incredible Frankenstein R34 will be making their way over to Sydney Australia for the Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge.
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D1 NZ – Final Round
For any drifter, competing along names like Mad Mike and Gaz Whiter is a goal that some could only dream of. However for South Australian Jake Jones, (aka Drift Squid), this quickly became a reality. Unfortunately, the honour of competing with such names wasn’t met without its problems. Mechanical issues, Natural disasters and spontaneous combustion were all on the cards for this campaign.
“Lee and myself arrived in Auckland a few days earlier to go over the car and make sure its all sweet. After a full on spanner check and a quick run on a kiwi hub dyno we were set and ready to rock.“
To read the full event report by Jake, click below:
Day 1 (Practice/Testing):
Day 2 (Competition):
Yokohama Takes the Podium at Targa Tasmania
Targa Tasmania, a genuine “red-blooded” motorsport competition held over 6 days and 2,000 kms, turned 20 this year. And as the final car crossed the line at the Grasstree Hill Stage, Yokohama Australia couldn’t help but be happier with the results of this year’s event, taking many significant positions including 1st Early Modern & 1st in Showroom.
Puretasmania Early Modern class:
1st Paris & Krause on Yokohama ADVAN A050
1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI
2nd - Richmond & James-Wallace on Yokohama ADVAN A050
2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V Spec II N1
5th – Spada & Condon on Yokohama ADVAN A050
1999 Mitsubishi Evo VI
6th - Pernini & Pernini on Yokohama ADVAN A060
2000 Porsche 911 GT3
8th Bergmann & Johnsson on Yokohama ADVAN A050
1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec N1
Puretasmania Modern class:
2nd - Dean Herridge on ADVAN Racing wheels
2008 Subaru WRX STi
5th - Vandenberg & Vandenberg on Yokohama ADVAN A050
2009 Mazda RX-8 SP
8th - Gillett & Norton
2008 Subaru Impreza WRZ STi C-Spec
Puretasmania Showroom Class:
1st – Reeves & Smyth on Yokohama ADVAN AO50
2009 Mazda 3 MPS
1st – Tuisk & Harris on Yokohama ADVAN AO50
2010 Tesla Roadster
Jason Naidoo Sets new Record
Last year ADVAN driver Jason Naidoo set a milestone placing 3rd in the World Time Attack Challenge, Club Sprint. And at the most recent NSW Supersprint round, he took it to the next level.
“I have done with this car what most people did not think was possible.”
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Our friends at Club VW Sydney invite Supersprinters and track day enthusiasts to enter the 3rd Annual VW Nationals SuperSprint at Wakefield Park on Saturday 21st May 2011. You don't even need to a VW. A small field is anticipated so expect lots of track time and lots of fun with the friendly air cooled and water cooled VW community.
The event will be held under a CAMS event permit and follow the CAMS NSW guidelines for supersprints. The entry fee will be $170 for pre entries received on or before May 14th 2011. Entries received after this date will incur $30 late fee and be accepted subject to organisers discretion. Follow the link below to download the Supplementary Regulations and Entry Form.
Click here to enter: