Sunday, March 13, 2011

D1NZ round 5

After leaving hoki on Wednesday i drove back to picton jumped on the ferry, with a good sailing got back to otaki about 11pm. After a good nights sleep got up early and started driving back to Rotorua i got in around 1pm packed up the car and headed for Auckland. so after 2 days of driving me and rach got to the camp ground on the bombays.

Friday morning was going good with beautiful blue sky and the fastest corner for drifting in the world ready to be attacked by some 60 drivers. The corner really plays with your head as you need to be doing at least 180km to get around with good angle, i did afew good runs but when i got into the pits got told off for my car being to loud along with half of the feild. I strugled through the day by trying to kill the noise becouse everytime i tryed to quieten it i lost a huge amount of power which made it hard to drift the section. I got it sorted and had a few good qualifing runs which put me in 4th place for qualifing.

The top 16 battle went well i didnt push to hard so i didnt make any mistakes and was through to the next day for the top 8.

Simon from garage h wanted me to take him for a ride at the end of the day but as we left the pits changed 1 gear then the engine started to mis fire BUGGER!! after trying to find out what it was we had to pack up and get out of the track so headed down to E H motors and pulled the rocker cover off to find 2 smashed rockers BUGGER BUGGER! I fished all the broken bits out and Carl Ruitiman got me some spare rockers and thanks to Josh Coote (Aussie) for the motivation to fix it as i was very tyred and wasnt really felling it.
Getting it all back together i gad a little misshap by braking a bolt off for the camshaft bearing cap, a bid thanks to E H motors for helping me and i got it out and all back together.

Saturday was another beaut day and got some good practice runs in. Top 8 battles went well taking out Carl Sturmfles, to make top 4 but after a rerun lost so battled Brendon Rogerson for 3rd and 4th and had 2 good runs taking him out for 3rd place which i was super stoked about after a huge effort to get there and the troubles on friday.

The last 3 weekends ive made the podium 3 different times at 3 of New Zealands biggest
extreme sports events!

2nd round 4 D1NZ rookies
2nd 2011 bullerfest Boater X
3rd round 5 D1NZ rookies

So big thanks to all those people who help me out in getting here!!!!

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