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Kiwi drivers take on the 2007 D1 All Stars World Championship
Japaneseusedcars.com are pleased to announce their sponsorship & involvement with Team Kiwi again this year as the Kiwi drivers Adam Richards A31 Cefiro RB26, Mike (Mad Mike) Whiddett RX7 20B and Jairus Wharerau RX7 take on some of the best drifters in the world at the "House of Drift" Irwindale Speedway California.
This is a two day event held on the weekend of the 24th - 25th of November and comprises of the D1GP USA Season Finale Exhibition Match in which top drivers from the D1GP USA series and Japan compete for a sizeable purse.
On the (Sunday) the most anticipated drifting event of the year, the D1 Grand Prix 2007 All-Star World Championship will be held in which the highest ranked drivers from several nations are selected to compete in this invitational event to crown a world drifting champion. Confirmed entrants presently include teams from Japan, United States, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Thailand and Canada.
This D1 Grand Prix weekend will feature the top drift drivers in
the world in addition to the celebrity judging staff of Keiichi "Drift
King" Tsuchiya, Manabu "Mana-P" Suzuki and D1 Japan
Series competitor, Hisashi Kamimoto, who represent decades of professional
driving experience. A full team roster will be posted shortly.
Team Kiwi loaded the 3 cars into a container on Saturday 27th Oct for the Journey across the Pacific Ocean to California. Adam Richards will be leaving his Cefiro in California after the All Stars event to compete in either the D1 or Formula D series for 2008.
Photos courtesy of Luke L.A.C Photography http://lacphotography.com/
2006 D1 World All Stars Drift Championship
Japaneseusedcars.com had 5 of their sponsored cars competing at the 2006 D1 World all Star Drift Championship held at Irwindale Speedway (the house of Drift) in California on the weekend of Dec 16th-17th. Drivers sponsored by Japaneseusedcars.com included Phil Morrison the 2006 D1 Uk Champion along with Adam Richards NZ, Darren McDonald NZ, Sean Falconer NZ and Victor Chapman NZ. This event also saw the top drivers form Japan, the USA, Ireland/UK and Malaysia attend and by far has to be the best venue and the most exciting event Drifting has ever seen to date. The standard of drifting from the 44 drivers was very high with the top drivers form around the world going head to head to find the worlds best drifter. Ken Nomura of Japan driving his Blitz sponsored R34 Skyline was eventually crowned the 2006 World All Star Drift champion.
Japaneseusedcars.com sponsored Team Kiwi below
Phil Morrison drove a borrowed S13 below, Damien Mulvey from Ireland also drove a borrowed car the 180SX in the back ground.
Adam Richards S15 from NZ
Darren Mcdonald NZ below waiting for qualifying
Victor Chapman NZ flew in the night before the event but was still raring to go even though he had very little practice time.
Sean Falconer eager to show his style and power of the RB26 powered Silvia
Sean Falconer did the best for the Kiwi team making the top 16
Darren Mcnamara from Ireland was driving his own car below and proved to be strong all weekend
Random pics of the days action and the cars coming off the banked turn at over 90 mph
The team at Japaneseusedcars.com looks forward to having an even bigger part in next years World All Stars event and already plans are being made to have an even bigger presence at Irwindale for 2007.
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