Arguably New Zealand’s most experienced drifter, Fanga Dan Woolhouse, has announced he’ll be joining team New Zealand in a bid to take it to the Aussies in the Tectaloy Drift Challenge at Eastern Creek in August – and he’ll be bringing his wild LS2-powered V8 Holden Commodore with him.
Fanga Dan is an original in New Zealand drifting, having competed in the very first D1NZ event almost a decade ago, and went on to be crowned the 2006 D1NZ National Drifting Champion. Known for his wild lock-to-lock driving style and super-aggressive chases, Fanga is eager to lay down some serious amounts of rubber across the Eastern Creek tarmac for the Australian crowds.
Despite an interrupted season competing internationally, and swapping cars half way through, Fanga showed his considerable talent and consistency by winning Round 4 of the D1NZ 2010/2011 championship, and placing second at both Rounds 5 and 6.
The VZ Commodore was previously powered by an RB26DET Nissan engine during its Formula D Asia campaign, and upon returning to New Zealand was re-powered with an LS2 V8, which has seen Fanga take three podium finishes in as many events. The 370hp and bucketloads of torque is achieved by using a Link G4 Extreme ECU, 102ml Fast Intake, Di Phillipo headers and a sizeable Kelford camshaft.
Fanga has told us that he won’t be taking prisoners when he crosses the Tasman, and he knows there‘s no shortage of Commodore panels available in Australia, so consider this your one and only warning…. New Zealand’s original drift wild-child is on his way!