It is no real surprise that to race anything internationally costs a lot of money, and for the second year running now we have an extremely strong contingent of drift cars coming to compete in the Tectaloy Drift Challenge from New Zealand.

Each of these teams have their individual sponsors but there a whole bunch of other companies that have got behind the guys as a in many area.

This is a quick thank you to these Kiwi companies that dedicated their time, money and/or products to help their fellow countrymen compete on the international stage and helping ensure Kiwi fans see coverage of the event.

NAC Insurance
Significant sponsors of just about anything imported motorsport related in New Zealand, NAC Insurance are proud supporters of New Zealand drifting and are again strong supporters of the Kiwi squad.  NAC specialises in insurance for modified cars, high performance cars or motorbikes and young drivers. NAC has been protecting a wide range of vehicles for over 18 years.

Jenner Cargo
Jenner Cargo International specialise in international shipping, whether importing or exporting, of any motor vehicle, motorcycle, motor home or machinery from anywhere in the world. Jenner Cargo International are in business to bring your dream vehicle right to you because we all love cars, trucks, bikes and machines too.

Castrol Edge
Castrol New Zealand put up their hand to make sure all of the New Zealand team are lubricated and ready to rock with their full range of Castrol Edge oils. As well as helping the whole team get to Australia they are also the major sponsor of “Fanga” Dan Woolhouse in the D1NZ National series.

Mr Grumpy Ninja! This is the trademark of Warren Sare. Warren is the guy that manages the NZ team, puts together the deals, makes sure everyone makes it to the wharf in time, has all the correct paperwork completed and continually tells everyone about how the Aussies have no hope against his boys. He also seems to manage to find a microphone to yell into as soon as the Tectaloy Drift Challenge starts. Warren’s CV includes the build of an award winning show car, drag and circuit racing , show judging, event promotion, organisation and execution and more recently MC work both in NZ and Australia.

Without these guys there would be no International Drift Challenge. Makers of the best automotive coolant in the world and also major sponsors of three times D1NZ champion Gaz Whiter.

Sony X-Plod
Sony X -Plod have long played a part in the New Zealand modified car scene and are always there to help out with things.

Mag n Turbo Hamilton / Achilles Tires

Huge thanks to Uncle Bruce and Sarah and Bevan from YHI , who supplied a majority of the team with the drift specific Achilles 123 Drift tire.  YHI are also suppliers of NITTO tires in NZ which will be run on Mad Mikes “BADBUL”

Mark the graphic master! You can see his handy work on the poster.

NZ Performance Car
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