Drift Round 3 – Mad Mike stands tall
Despite the soaking conditions, Auckland’s Mad Mike Whiddett dominated the competition at round three of the newly named NOS Energy NZ Drift Series in association with NAC Insurance yesterday at Taupo Motorsport Park to secure his first win of the 2009 NZ Drift Series season. Carrying his podium-finishing form to Taupo, Mike backed-up his second and third place finishes at the opening two rounds respectively with a spot on the top step.
Chasing Mike to the podium was double-defending NZ Drift Series champion, Carl Ruiterman, who returned to his first final battle since round two in 2008. It was a welcomed return to form for Carl, who qualified second and carried onto the second spot on the podium.