HAMPTON DOWNS & MAZDA PRESENT MAD MIKE’S SUMMER BASH 2017
Hampton Downs, Mazda and New Zealand drift superstar ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett have joined forces again to bring you another dose of the very best drift action New Zealand has to offer – it’s Mad Mike’s Summer Bash 2, 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. The field will again include former New Zealand champions ‘Fanga’ Dan Woolhouse, Gaz Whiter and Darren Kelly as well as Curt Whittaker. We are also expecting Daynom Templeman, Nico Reid, Bruce Tannock, Cole Armstrong, Drew Donovan, Jodie Verhulst, Sky Zhao, Andrew Redward, Adam Hedges, Troy Jenkins and Brad Smith back again for the December 9th event.
Another 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 similar to last year’s, with plenty of time scheduled for casual drifting, delivering real value to those entrants looking at bringing their car along.
Top 16 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.
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 only way for drifters outside the top 16 to enter the event and will give them access to an additional 2.5 hours of casual drfiting on either the Club or National Circuit.
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.”
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.
Major prize pool There will be lots of prizes for the winners plus 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. The other pro drivers will also be auctioning rides in their cars.
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 instalement of Mad Mike’s Summer Bash at 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.
COMPETITOR/PARTICIPANT ENTRY EVENTS
We have simplified the entry process this year to make it easier to understand and to optimise the time available on track for all entrants. You simply enter Mad Mike’s Insane Entry comeptition and this automatically qualifies you and your car for all the casual drift sessions offered and allows you to enter a team in the Nitto Tire Triple Threat Team Drift, while spots are available. The Top 16 event is by invitation only.
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INSANE ENTRY DRIFT CHALLENGE – Exclusive 1.5 hour open class event on Hampton Downs 4km International Circuit. Major prizes on offer for best drift through the two turn ‘Double Bastard’ that connects the new track to the old. Entry Fee also covers entry into all casual drift sessions (an additional two hours on track) and you can enter a team in the Nitto Tire Team Drift event while spots are available, at no extra cost. Entries are limited to 80 cars. Price: $395 per car.
NITTO TIRE TRIPLE THREAT TEAM DRIFT – Enter your crew of 3, navigate the judged section of the new international drift circuit in your own style and be in to win. Entries limited to 8 teams. Major Prize Pool and Trophies up for grabs. A one hour session – controlled release – unlimited runs within time allowed. ENTRY IS LIMITED TO 8 TEAMS SO BE QUICK! Email email@example.com to enter.
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 inaugural 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
INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT CRUISE – 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 one GA entry ticket and an Infield VIP Car park. Click here to book
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).
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 15-19 years old.
ADULT GA: $39 ADULT GRANDSTAND: $59
VIP MAD MIKE TRACK SIDE LOUNGE TICKETS
Have lunch with Mad Mike and the rest of the Summer Bash stars in the track side lounge, with sweeping views of the new International Drift Circuit, including the two corner stretch Tony Quinn has nicknamed ‘Double Bastard’, 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 allocated grandstand seat.
– Access to Mad Mike Trackside VIP Lounge
– Allocated Grandstand seat in the stand adjacent to the lounge
– 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: $249 inc GST per person.
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