XForce Performance Exhaust is proud to be the sponsors of Daniel Woolhouse, also known as Fanga Dan, a professional driver currently participating in D1NZ Pro Drift Championship. Currently piloting a widebody Holden VE Commodore with a wild supercharged LS2, Fanga Dan tears up drift circuits all over New Zealand. A brand new XForce full exhaust setup for his drift car is on its way over right now, so hang on for the details!
Daniel Woolhouse, also known as 'Fanga Dan', is a two-time D1NZ Champion and professional Drifting driver from Whangarei, New Zealand.
Growing up in Hastings around his father’s car yard sparked an automotive lifestyle at an early age.
Spending time on the yard washing and prepping cars for sale, Dan was surrounded by iconic Japanese vehicles synonymous with early drift culture - Nissan Skylines, Cefiros, Toyota Supras and Mazda RX7s to name a few.
At 10 years of age Dan would move north to Whangarei, and with a passion for rear wheel drive cars his teenage years saw plenty of vehicles in his ownership, repairing and selling a range of JDM vehicles for income.
By the early 2000's drifting was rising from the underground into a professional motorsport and, after following the culture and competitions in Japan, Dan and 7 others would go on to form New Zealand's first drift team, Driftcorp.
Driving for Driftcorp (the now iconic 7-championship winning team) he began drifting competitively in 2003, entering his first full season in 2005 driving an RB26 powered Nissan Laurel C33 in the D1NZ National Drifting Championship, finishing 3rd overall in his rookie year.
Earning the nickname "Fanga", he would move to a purpose-built Nissan S15 Silvia which went on to win the 2006 D1NZ Championship in just his second year of full competition, also becoming the third Driftcorp driver to win a national title.
In 2008 Daniel built and drove one of the first Holden VZ Commodores in competitive drifting, powered again by a 2.6 liter Nissan RB engine.
In 2010 'Fanga Dan' represented New Zealand and competed in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia driving for Goodyear Racing in the Holden VZ Commodore, claiming wins and podium finishes in Formula Drift Asia and the Goodyear International Drift Series.
Dan competed overseas again in 2011 and 2012, driving for Castrol Edge in the Tectaloy International Drift Challenge as part of the annual World Time Attack event in Sydney, Australia.
After retiring his championship winning Nissan S15 in 2010, now driven by Driftcorp team-mate Robee Nelson, Fanga Dan went on to compete a rebuilt LS2 V8 powered Holden VZ Commodore in the 2013 D1NZ Championship Series for his naming rights sponsor Castrol Edge, in which he became the 2013 New Zealand Drift Champion.
In 2012, he unveiled his new drift car, the Holden VE Commodore, with the VZ’s supercharged LS2 engine and drivetrain.
We’re excited with the prospect of working with Fanga Dan. Our products will be put through very tough conditions, and with Fanga Dan providing valuable feedback, we can improve our research and development of exhausts even more.
For more information on Fanga Dan, visit: www.fangadan.com
To find your nearest authorised XForce dealer, visit: www.xforce.com.au/where-to-buy
For more information on the XForce exhaust systems for the Holden VE Commodore, click here: https://goo.gl/Q1hlBz