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D1NZ Drifting Championship 2019: Round 1, The Summer Smoke Out

Saturday 12 January to Sunday 13 January


Tickets from $25 - Book online for discounted tickets


Sat 12 January, 15:00-20:00
Sun 13 January, 15:00-21:00


Trustpower Baypark Stadium, Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui

The 2019 D1NZ Drifting Championship begins this weekend in Tauranga at Trustpower Baypark Stadium, where more than 60 of New Zealand’s best teams and drivers are set to compete in the biggest drifting competition in the southern hemisphere.

The event dubbed ‘The Summer Smoke Out’ is the opening round of a five-part drifting tour, where cars featuring up to 800+ horsepower will entertain crowds around the country.

Internationally ranked drifting stars include two-time former champion ‘Fanga’ Dan Woolhouse in his V8 powered Ford Mustang RTR, and 2015 title winner Darren Kelly in his RB34 powered Nissan R35 GTR.

The weekend’s action kicks off over the 12th & 13th of January, with Qualifying on Saturday evening and the main competition on Sunday night, concluding with a Pyro Company fireworks display.

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