Drift brothers keen for more

After a successful debut season contesting the Cody's D1NZ National Drifting Championship which was wrapped up in Auckland last month, Waipapa brothers Tom and Joe Marshall are keen to return next season and have a crack at the premier D1 Pro class. "Definitely," says Joe, at 21 the younger of the two. "It's been awesome, a really good year."

The pair, who live in Kerikeri and work in the family business, ATJ International and ATJ Autoparts in nearby Waipapa, were not only new to the Cody's series when they arrived at the opening round at the Hampton Downs motor racing circuit south of Auckland in November last year, they were also new to the sideways sport, having only done a handful of grassroots practice days.

Both proved immediately successful, however, 23-year-old Tom coming out as the best qualifier in the Pro-Am class at the round while Joe finished third overall.

From the NZ Herald / Read the Full Article / 05.05.2014  / Follow us on Facebook

Marshalls set to drift down south

Now sitting at the top of the national pro-am standings in his debut season, Waipapa's Tom Marshall has been forced to reconsider his earlier stance of not travelling to contest the Christchurch leg of 2013/14 Cody's D1NZ national drifting championship.

Impressive results at all four legs of the event so far have put Marshall in pole position to take out the pro-am title of the championship, so to miss the penultimate leg is now out of the question. Marshall went top of the standings after securing 3rd in qualifying and 5th overall in round 4 of the 2013/14 Cody's D1NZ national drifting championship series at Ricoh Motorsport Park in Taupo on Saturday and Sunday, February 22-23.

Meanwhile younger brother Joe qualified 12th and ended up 13th overall at the same event (in his ATJ International Nissan 180SX) which meant he only dropped back one place in the overall series points standings to fourth place.

From the NZ Herald / Read the Full Article / 11.3.2014 / Follow us on Facebook