HAMPTON DOWNS & MAZDA PRESENT MAD MIKE’S SUMMER BASH 2018
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Hampton Downs, Mazda and New Zealand drift superstar ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett have joined forces again to bring you another instalment of the very best drift action New Zealand has to offer – it’s Mad Mike’s Summer Bash 3, where Mad Mike & RADBUL will take on NZ’s best!
NZ’s best drifters will again feature in the headline Summer Bash Shootout event, where all comers will go up against Mad Mike in a racing format similar to last year’s.
A star of the show will be Whiddett’s RADBUL, a 1200hp, 4 rotor, twin-turbo Mazda MX5 which he will run alongside several other machines that make up Mad Mike’s fleet.
The event format will be the same as last year with the Triple Threat Team Event and Open Insane Entry rounding out the headline acts. All entrants will enjoy two hours of casual drifting on the International, National and Club Circuits, delivering great value to all participants.
We have simplified the entry process this time around – One entry fee per car, gives you access to the Open Insane Entry, all casual drift sessions and the Triple Threat Team event, if you have two fellow entrants you can team up with.
There will be fantastic prizes and trophies up for grabs for all winners and runners up. In addition to this we have the Mazda Skidpan Gymkhana and International track cruise open to the public.
Off the track there will be the Meguiar’s Hard Park Show ‘n Shine for people to display their cars and ‘Mad Mike’ will be wandering around picking his favourite cars. There will be a Family Fun Zone, VIP Trackside Lounge, including a private lunch with ‘Mad Mike’ and New Zealand’s top drift stars, a new viewing platform and grandstands so the fans can get up close to the action.
Come join us for the second instalment of Mad Mike’s Summer Bash – the best drift events on the best drift track in the country.
See the cars, see the stars — Hampton Downs & Mazda present Mad Mike’s Summer Bash.
SUMMER BASH MAIN EVENT – TOP 32 SHOOTOUT
Top 32 Mad Mike Summer Bash Shootout will feature NZ’s very best drfiters going head to head in a shoot out on the International Drift Circuit. Entry by invite only.
SUMMER BASH ALLCOMERS ENTRY COMBO – $TBC per car
Insane Entry Drift Challenge is open to all comers who will all enjoy exclusive access to Hampton Downs new International Circuit . This will be one of the feature events, as drivers of all levels go up against the stars and be judged on the two cornered ‘Double Bastard’ and awarded for their insane entry and commitment throughout the section. This is the final event of the day and entrants will have access to the full 4km International Circuit for one and a half hours . Major prizes are on offer for best drift through the two turn ‘Double Bastard’ that connects the new track to the old.
Nitto Tire Triple Threat Team Drift is open to crews of three with free rein to navigate the judged section in their own style. “We’re looking for those three cars syncing on the track,” says Whiddett, “but we’re also looking for something explosive. It might be one car drifts wide and the other two pass them on the inside. Or they might all do flying 360’s across the finish line. It’s a chance to get creative and put on a real spectacle for the fans.” Enter your crew of 3, navigate the judged section of the new international drift circuit in your own style and be in to win. A one hour session – controlled release – unlimited runs within time allowed. ENTRY IS LIMITED TO 8 TEAMS SO BE QUICK!
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Open Drift Sessions give entrants two hours of access to all circuits leading up to the main events. This is comprised of 90 minutes on both the National and Club circuits then 30 minutes on the International prior to the start of the judged events so drivers can fine tune their run through the Double Bastard.
Entry price is $TBC per car, Entry gives access to all three events outlined above: Insane Entry, Nitto Triple Threat Team Drift and Open Dirft Sessions.
EVENT SCHEDULE IS LIKELY TO BE AS FOLLOWS
8.30 Gates Open
8.55 4 Guys Fast & Furious Racing – Qualifying
9.20 Open Drift on both the National & Club Circuit
10.05 4 Guys Fast & Furious Racing – Race 1 (6 Laps)
10.25 Open Drift – International Circuit
10.55 Mazda Mad Mike Summer Bash Top 32 Qualifying
12.25 Lunch – Public Cruise on International Circuit
12.55 4 Guys Fast & Furious Racing – Race 2 (6 Laps)
13.15 Open Drift on both the National & Club Circuit
14.00 4 Guys Fast & Furious Racing – Race 3 (6 Laps)
14.20 Mazda Mad Mike Summer Bash Top 32
16.10 4 Guys Fast & Furious Racing – Race 4 (6 Laps)
16.30 NITTO Tire Triple Threat – Team Drift
17.30 Open Drift – All comers Insane Entry Competition
19.00 Circuit Closed
SUMMER BASH PUBLIC TRACK ACTIVITIES
The International Cruise You don’t have to drive sideways to experience the thrill of driving on the racetrack. The International Track Cruise is a rare opportunity for anyone to have a drive around the track, in a controlled manner of course. Cruise the new 4km International Circuit in your own car with family and friends at lunchtime. Limited to 100 cars: Price: $100 per car. Includes infield VIP Car park & one GA Entry ticket.
MEGUIAR’S HARD PARK SHOW N SHINE – Book your infield Hard Park and be part of Mad Mike’s show ‘n’ shine. Mike will pick out his favorites who will take away prizes and we’ll make sure they go in the Performance Car post event spread. Limited to 100 cars. Price $60 per car (Includes one GA entry ticket).
MAZDA GYMKHANA CHALLENGE – Take part in the Gymkhana Challenge on the Skid Pan in a Mazda MX5, beat Mad Mike’s time to win spot prizes and get your best time up on the leader board to grab the MAZDA Gymkhana King of the Downs title. This event will be run by Track Time on a pre-set course on a wet skid pan, where drifting the car is key! It is open all day but limited to 50 entrants. Entry Fee: $49
EVENT TICKETS – LIMITED GRANDSTAND SEATS AVAILABLE PRE SALE ONLY
Tickets will be more expensive at the gate. Take advantage of our early bird pricing on line now at Ticketmaster. Under 15s are FREE and there is special pricing for Youth tickets 15-18 years old. LUCKY TICKET DRAW Anyone who pre-purchases a ticket to the Summer Bash goes in the draw to win a hot lap with ‘Mad Mike’ in his RADBUL.
ADULT GA: $TBC
ADULT GRANDSTAND: $TBC
VIP MAD MIKE TRACK SIDE LOUNGE TICKETS
Have lunch with Mad Mike and the rest of the Summer Bash stars on the elevated platform at Turn 8, with sweeping views of the new International Drift Circuit, including the two corner stretch where the new 1.2km track extension meets the old track and where all the day’s action will be judged. Enjoy fine food and beverage from the comfort of the lounge and all the action from your large elevated viewing platform outside the lounge.
– Access to Mad Mike Trackside VIP Lounge, on the turn 8 Platform
– Great views of all the action from the elevated viewing platform
– VIP Parking
– TV Screens & DJ
– Event Programme
– Morning Tea and Grazing platters in the the afternoon
– BBQ lunch with Mad Mike and the rest of the Summer Bash Top 16
– Chance to win a Hot Lap with Mad Mike in RADBUL and a merchandise package
– Cash Bar will be in operation
Price: $TBC inc GST per person.
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