Mad Chicken Pox Mike battled through the 2011 NAC NZ Drift Nationals to meet Fanga Dan in the final, taking the win from the V8 Commodore and putting the insane new Madbull setup on the top step of the podium!
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Raw Drifting - Just Skids - D1NZ Media Launch 2011
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Raw Drifting footage from the D1NZ 2011/12 Season Media Launch day held at
Shane Allen - Ford Falcon
Andrew Redward - Nankang S14
Matt 'Chuckie' Jackson - FC RX7
D1NZ Promo Car - FC RX7
Mad Mike - Red Bull RX7
Jason Sellers - C33 Laurel
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Mad Mike Red Bull RX7 Wins Cody's D1NZ Round 5 - Ruakaka, Whangarei 2012
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Highlights of Red Bull's Mad Mike Whiddett winning Round 5 of the Cody's
D1NZ National Drifting Championship Series from the exclusive Ruakaka
street course in Whangarei, New Zealand.
For the first time since 2009 the D1NZ Series returned to the streets of
Northland, home to the infamous Team Driftcorp who have 6 D1NZ
Championships to their name and a rich history with New Zealand Drifting.
As such, the local fans swarmed at the opportunity to meet their favorite
drivers including 2006 Drift King Fanga Dan, current 3x defending champion
Gaz Whiter, and new young gun Robee Nelson.
This was the penultimate round, the Top 5 Championship contenders were all
visibly nervous and reluctant to talk about points and the title chase,
most if not all had their mind set on winning the weekend and it reflected
in some of the closest Top16 battles of the season, the Grand Final at
Hampton downs is sure to be a spectacular finale!
In practice plenty of carnage had accumulated in pitlane, most notably 2 of
the main title contenders, Cole Armstrong suffering 2 gearbox failures and
Curt Whittaker, the points leader, blowing an engine just before qualifying
with a fist sized hole through the 2JZ power-plant of his newly sponsored
Team Dilusi R34 Skyline. Curt would step into a borrowed car (D1Pro-Am Cam
Vernon) at an attempt to hold on to as many points as possible ahead of the
While championship dramas were the talk of pitlane, Mad Mike had his head
down and focused - qualifying first with hometown favorite Fanga Dan in
second, with young gun Darren Benjamin in third, further proving himself in
the D1-Pro class.
The Top16 got underway with Curt Whittaker paired up along side Niko Reid
in one of the most entertaining battles of the day, the pair were so
closely matched that OMT was called not once, twice, but 3 times until the
wildchild in the Luxury Sports S15 progressed through over Whittaker who
drove his best in an under-powered Pro-Am car.
With gearbox troubles still hampering the V Energy R34, Cole Armstrong and
the team would rebuild a new gearbox during the lunchbreak just in time for
the Top16, only to spin against Darren Benjamin in the chase, Benjamin
progressing through Top8 falling victim to a now hard charging Niko Reid
who was right at home with his street driving style despite another OMT.
The Top 4 would eventually feature Fanga Dan, Gaz Whiter, Mad Mike and Niko
Reid, a collection of popular drivers sure to rub panels for the modest
Whangarei crowd who braved the rain throughout the day.
A controversial battle between Mad Mike and Gaz Whiter went OMT, while
Fanga Dan progressed over Niko Reid for a spot in the final. Gaz fell to
Mike during the OMT, regardless of any controversy Mad Mike would continue
on into the final which was set to be a classic battle of friendly rivals.
The hometown hero, Fanga Dan in the Castrol Edge Commodore was out with
nothing to loose and was chasing down the top step of the podium in front
of a vocal home crowd. Mad Mike however was a man on a mission, determined
to join the ranks as a D1NZ Champion.
The MadBull RX7 would scream and spit flames on the lead run opening up a
small gap from Fanga Dan who would struggle ever so slightly with the right
transmission setup in the big V8. In true D1NZ fashion the battle would go
OMT and despite an even more refined chase and lead run from both drivers
it was almost a carbon copy with Mike opening the gap just enough to seal
the win over Fanga Dan!
Gaz Whiter would finish 3rd with Niko Reid claming his best result of his
debut D1-Pro season in 4th - Mad Mike celebrated in style with his right
foot out the window of the Red Bull RX7 during his victory burnout.
A fascinating round in the heart of Northland that is sure to return, a
round that now see's Fanga Dan sit 4th on the points, a dark horse for the
title - if anyone is out to spoil the party Dan's wild lock to lock driving
style could bring change to the Championship chase into Hampton Downs for
the Grand Final. Mad Mike however is seriously determined to earn his
stripes and the respect that comes with it. With more than 5 drivers in
with a shot, anything can happen!!
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Cole Armstrong Drift Unveils New R34 Skyline - V 4&Rotary Supershow 2011
Cole Armstrong Drift unveiling the brand new 4 door R34 Skyline at the V
4&Rotary Supershow 2011.
After a big crash while competing in Australia the team have returned home
and 'rebuilt' the old drift car into the new 4 door chassis as well as
revealing a new paint scheme ahead of the upcoming D1NZ Season.
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Mad Mike Rotary's and Drifting at WTAC 2012 1080HD
1080HD Rotary and Drifting goodness at the World Time Attack Challenge 2012
Sydney, featuring RE Amemiya Hurricane RX7, Panspeed RX8, Mad Mike in the
Bad Bull RX8, Kurt Whittaker 2JZ R34, Team Orange Naoto Suenaga EVO 9,
camera is a bit shaky when zoomed though its not really cut out for it..
Footcam: Mad Mike Red Bull RX7 - D1NZ Christchurch 2013
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Onboard Footcam footage from Mad Mike Whiddett in the RedBull 4-Rotor
Filmed at Ruapuna Raceway in Christchurch during Round 5 of the Cody's D1NZ
National Drifting Championship.
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60D and the Go Pro Hero 2. Driver: Jesper Ewerty Kneis @ Toyota Chaser.
Jake Jones visits MadMike Whiddett's HQ!
Leading up the the final round of D1NZ, Jake heads takes us for a tour
around MadMike Whiddett's HQ and talks to him about his drifting career,
the MADBUL RX7 and World Time Attack.
OUTSIDERS JAPAN MOVIE BY DRIFTWORKS. HD Drifting Documentary DVD
After 10 years of being a part of the drift scene, Phil Morrison and James
Robinson from Driftworks took a tour of Japan, accompanied by film maker Al
Clark, and guided by Mitto Steele.
The goal was to see where drifting originated. To find out why it has
advanced so much, and why the drivers will risk everything to do it.
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Say Goodbye - Bob Bradley / Matt Sanchez / Steve Dymond
Dusty Library - Terry Devine-King / Chris Warner
Aura - Barrie Gledden / Steve Dymond / Jason Pedder
World of Dreams - Bob Bradley / Matt Sanchez / Steve Dymond
NRG Flex - Darren Leigh Purkiss
Threat Level - Matt Hill
On the Water - Bob Bradley / Matt Sanchez / Steve Dymond
Kinetic - Michael Craig / Oliver Godfrey
Slave to your loving - Barrie Gledden / Ryan Spendlove / Tim Reilly / Jason
Groundhog Day - Paul Mottram
Asian Market - Terry Devine-King
Koi No Radio - Bob Bradley / Erik Reiff
Mercurial Flight - Paul Mottram
Elisa Do Brasil - Infatuation (feat. Miss Trouble) - (Viper Recordings)
Falling Backwards - Nik Kershaw
Another Chance - Bob Bradley / Matt Sanchez / Sarah Wassall
Groove Merchant - Bruce Maginnis
Slide Ride - Alan Glen / Roger Cotton
Between Worlds - Metrik - (Viper Recordings)
Flight of Fantasy - Dan Skinner / Adam Skinner
ASBO - Bob Bradley
Mad Mike RedBull RX7 - D1NZ Round 1 Manfeild, 2012/13 Season
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Extended chat with Mad Mike Whiddett in the Red Bull Speedhunters RX7 after
taking out top qualifier during Cody's D1NZ Round 1, Manfeild Raceway.
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MadMike Whiddett wins D1NZ R2 2013
MadMike claims the top step on the podium at Round 2 of the D1NZ
Championship in Whangarei, New Zealand.
The team faced many mechanical issues including a blown diff, smashed oil
coolers, snapped axle and then a gear box stuck in fourth gear for the top
32 battle bracket.
Now holding the Championship lead we head to D1NZ R3 Bay Park, Tauranga Jan
18th - 19th 2014
Mad Mike wants to thank the following partners for making these clips
Townsend Brotherz Racing
Also Props to Max Fouhy (AKA Maximus) for filming and the edit!
The Zero F**ks Given RX7 - /TUNED
Would you drive a car built by a teenager in his parents driveway with no
safety features whatsoever? We did, and now we'll tell you why this ugly
RX7 is so brilliant.
Mad Mike's souped up drifting car - Madbull Generation 5 - First shakedown
Feast your eyes on the fifth generation of Madbull, the almost completely
rebuilt Mazda RX-7 of New Zealand's drift racing idol Mad Mike Whiddett.
After six weeks of tinkering, it's time for the first test run which left
him and everybody else looking forward to the next race.
Check out Madbull 5 in it's first shakedown, straight from the workshop
D1 Drift Car Mad Mike's JAPBUL TCP Magic FD3S RX-7 in Detail
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GTChannel. We talk to Taisuke Kawato from TCP Magic regarding the build of
Mad Mike Whiddett's D1 competition car. The four rotor engine that outputs
500hp sounds like it was a bitch to build. But Kawato is not satisfied
claiming he will get it up to 1000hp this year in the off season for the