D1NZ standings

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As we reported a few days ago Darren Kelly took an even stronger grip on the championship after round 3 at Hampton Downs.

Although it didn’t come easy. The Nissan backed driver says to D1NZ.com:

“It hasn’t been an easy weekend with lots of issues and I owe a lot to my team that’s helped to get us through, along with Cole’s team and the Rattla Motorsport Team for use of the workshop late into the night, without them and the sponsors I wouldn’t be on the podium or able to battle Matty for the final spots.”

Standings after round 3:

Total   Rank   Pro
244     1        Darren Kelly – Nissan NZ R35 GTR (Auckland)
188     2        Matty Hill – 4mance Automotive S15 Silvia (Sydney)
178     3        Adam Davies – Mimico 13B 180SX (Tauranga)
173     4        Daynom Templeman – NZ Motor Oils E46 BMW (Auckland)
162     5        Daniel Woolhouse – Century Batteries Ford Mustang RTR (Whangarei)
159     6        Ben Jenkins – Toyotaz Galore 2JZ GT86 (Auckland)
156     7        Andrew Redward  – Nankang Tyres V8 FC RX7 (Auckland)
137     8        David Steedman  – Mimico Nissan S14 (Tauranga)
135     9        Cole Armstrong – ♚ – V Energy R34 Skyline (Tauranga
118     10      Jordy Cole – Coastal Spa Pools FC RX7 (Auckland)

Total   Rank   Pro Sport
247     1        Michael Thorley – ENZED C33 Laurel (Auckland)
206     2        Kurt Blackie – Cooper Tyres R32 Skyline (Tauranga)
203     3        Jordan Joyce – VIP Car Care Nissan S13 (Auckland)
198     4        Taylor James – Central Drift Team Nissan S14 (Tokoroa)
194     5        Shaun Potroz – Choice Events Nissan S14 (Taranaki)
154     6        Adam Whitehead – Blacklion Tyres A31 Cefiro (Hastings)
153     7        Andrew Donoghue – HK Upholsterers C33 Laurel (Rotorua)
135     8        Aaron Hyatt 0 Caktus Vape Nissan S14 – (Taranaki)
123     9        Russell Vare – At Pace Solutions Nissan 180sx (Waiuku)
122     10      Matthew Brown – At Pace Solutions Nissan 180sx (Waiuku)

The Championship now heads to the world’s fastest Drifting Corner, referred to as the Home of Drifting in NZ – Pukekohe Park Raceway where drivers reach speeds of 200KPH before initiating the drift side by side.

Text: Christer Hägglund – DriftZone.se
Photos: Danny Wood Photography – D1NZ.com