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By Oversteer TV, Feb 13 2015 12:07AM

D1NZ Championship leader Andrew Redward (USA)
D1NZ Championship leader Andrew Redward (USA)

One of the closest title fights in D1NZ history is about to unfold for Round Four of the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship Series at Hampton Downs next weekend.


Californian born Andrew Redward in his Club Auto Insurance backed V8 FC-RX7 currently leads the series title race by just 2.5 points ahead of Auckland’s Darren Kelly in the turbo-charged DKM Fabrication R34 Nissan Skyline. The two friendly rivals have found themselves right in the thick of the controversial “V8 vs Turbo” battlefront that has polarised fans young and old this season.

By Oversteer TV, Feb 12 2015 11:58PM

Cole Armstrong's NASCAR Dodge V8 powered Nissan 250GT Skyline
Cole Armstrong's NASCAR Dodge V8 powered Nissan 250GT Skyline

Tauranga local Cole Armstrong has taken a dominating hometown victory at Round 3 of the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship Series, held at the ASB Baypark custom drift-course over the weekend.


A bumper crowd enjoyed two days of sunshine as top tier international drifting returned to the Bay of Plenty, with more than 7,500 fans packed in to witness the Pro-Championship main event on Sunday.


Piloting the V Energy 250GT Skyline, Armstrong qualified first by one and a half points ahead of series young-gun Joe Kukutai in the Rockstar Energy R32 Skyline; who held an 87 point provisional pole for much of the qualifying session after a spectacular bar-setting run which had fans cheering on their feet. Armstrong was the only driver to better Kukutai's score with an 88.5 earning himself a bye-run in the Top32 competition, before defeating V8Supercar ace Shane Van Gisbergen in the Top-16, former champion Curt Whittaker in the Top-8, and series points leader Darren Kelly in the Top-4.

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