Techspan Motorsport New Zealand Official Sponosor of Thtguy Drift (Jake Fastnedge) had a successful prep-day at Hampton Downs Friday 15th April 2022.
Jake was driving the GT86 with her new massive LS3 and giving her new Winters Diff and Jerico Dog-box transmission her first laps. All in all a successful day.
The new team shirts and colours looked a million dollars. The car also now sports in-car comms – which means the Pit Crew and Spotter can communicate directly with Jake behind the wheel.
Some final tinkering before the team heads off to the D1NZ Pro-Sport national Drifitng competitions for Round 1 at Taupo Motorsport Track, which kicks off April 29th through May 1st. The first of 5 action packed rounds.
Sky Sport were in attendance, where Jake gave his first Interview about the upcoming event.
D1NZ is a production car drifting series in New Zealand, a sanctioned championship under Motorsport New Zealand, the official FIA appointed governing body of motor-racing in New Zealand.
The series consists of two national title competitions, the D1NZ Pro Championship and the D1NZ Pro-Sport Series. New competitors generally need to prove themselves in the Pro-Sport Series before progressing into the pro class, unless competing with an equivalent international licence. Organizers aim to promote and educate Drifting in New Zealand, with a regulated safe environment. Despite similar moniker, the series is not related to the Japanese D1 Grand Prix series. It has been recognised as the longest running drifting series in the world.
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