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Mad Mike wins Red Bull Drift Shifters in a Haltech powered RX8

Downtown Auckland, New Zealand, provided a spectacular backdrop for the Red Bull Drift Shifters.

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The event can best be described as a “drift car pinball” where the competitors need to trigger proximity sensors located around a short obstacle course.

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Representing Australia and flying the Haltech flag was Jake “Drift Squid” Jones.

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Jake fought valiantly but missed out on getting into quarter finals after losing several panels off his car.

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Disaster struck early for “Mad” Mike Whiddett as he had to retire his RX7 FD with a broken axle after the first session.

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Fortunately, Mike had a spare car and, like a true champion, he battled on in his RX8 all the way to the finals.

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In the finals, Mike faced off against Chris Forsberg from USA taking a well-deserved win in front of his home crowd.

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Haltech is a proud sponsor of Mad Mike’s race cars. Both cars use Haltech ECUs and an array of associated products.

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The RX7 sports an impressive line up of Haltech products – from the Sport 2000 ECU, Wideband Controller, HP Igniter and a CAN hub…

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… to the Haltech IQ3 logger dash.

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Haltech powered, peripheral ported quad rotor produces an awesome sound – much to the delight of the fans.

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