|CRC Speedshow fans can enjoy an exciting new dimension at the upcoming 2011 event when some of New Zealand’s best drifters get behind the wheel in the live action arena.
Several champions from the D1NZ New Zealand national drifting championship and up-and-coming drift stars will light up the Ezybuy Car Auctions live action arena as part of the motorsport and auto extravaganza that is CRC Speedshow.
The live action arena will also include four-wheel-drive obstacle course demonstrations and the high speed Mini club motokhana timed runs alternating with the D1NZ drift stars.
“The four-wheel-drive obstacle course set up by the Counties Manukau 4Wheelers was hugely popular last year and, for a small fee, fans could ride along as the trucks tackled a tricky series of obstacles. The Minis are always fantastic to see in action and there’s no doubt the D1NZ drivers are going to be absolutely spectacular,” says CRC Speedshow promoter Keith Sharp.”
D1NZ director Brendon White, says he’s had a huge amount of interest from the drivers.
“So far we have confirmed former D1NZ champions Carl Ruiterman, from Pukekohe, and Adam Richards, from New Plymouth, top ranked competitors Curt Whittaker (Auckland), Steven Sole (Waitara) and Jason Sellers (Waiuku) as well as two up-and-coming stars Auckland’s Gary Tenana and Hastings’ Mac Kwok. We’re hoping that Red Bull star Mad Mike Whiddett can also participate in the demos.They are all drivers with long lists of credentials and will highlight a variety of cars powered by V8s, V6s and Japanese engines.”
White is also running the inaugural D1NZ motorsport development seminar at CRC Speedshow.
“The idea is to help our competitors expand their knowledge on a range of professional aspects of motorsport with this one-day seminar which runs on the Saturday of Speedshow,” says White.
“First up will be Mad Mike Whiddett. We’re also delighted to have two of New Zealand’s most professional and highly-regarded drivers speak to our group. From the circuit racing side, we have three-time NZV8 champion John McIntyre, from Nelson, and on the rallying side, we have Dunedin’s Emma Gilmour.”
White continues: “Jayne McEwan, marketing manager of Castrol NZ, provides a sponsor’s perspective and Dave Hedge, owner and producer of Volt TV which produces television packages for the NZV8s, the New Zealand Rally Championship, D1NZ and The Dirt from Western Springs Speedway, discusses what makes good television. We’re also delighted to welcome the New Zealand Herald’s motorsport correspondent Eric Thompson.”
White also has a sports nutritionist and team managers scheduled to speak to attendees. He can be reached via email, email@example.com, for further information about the one day seminar.