D1NZ Pro-Sport is an exciting new competition class for Drifting in New Zealand. Formerly known as the D1NZ Pro-AM Development Series, the 'D1Rookie' class been a breeding ground for new and up-coming drivers; a feeder class to the Pro-Championship.
In the 2015/16 Demon Energy D1NZ Series the new Pro-Sport category will remove its previous 'Feeder-Only' restriction which prohibited experienced drivers from competing in what was essentially a development series for the Pro-Class. The category will now become a Championship in its own right, with a cost-effective 5 round calendar as part of the Demon Energy D1NZ Series Tour around New Zealand.
D1NZ Pro-Sport will feature a 235mm Wide Control Tyre restriction used to limit horsepower output and over-development of engines in the category, a regulation that has been implemented for a number of years in the Pro-AM category with great success. Semi Slick compounds will also be banned from the class, again to reduce competition costs.
The aim of the new class is to provide both privateers, semi-professional drivers and new drivers a restricted platform to compete, learn and develop. While privateers and experienced drifters will now have a place to compete on a more affordable budget, D1NZ will also implement a parallel points programme for new drivers under the guise of 'D1 Rookie'.
The D1-Rookie Points Programme will keep the development and growth of new and young drivers from the grass-roots community and continue feeding new drivers into the Pro-Championship should they wish to do so.
The category will feature main event competition on the same-day schedule as the Pro-Championship during 5 rounds of the 2015/16 Season Schedule.
Interested in competing D1NZ Pro-Sport? Head over to our Contact Page on our Website!
D1NZ PRO-SPORT SERIES WINNERS:
2010/11 - Nico Reid - Luxury Sports - Nissan Silvia S13 [Turbo]
2011/12 - Cameron Vernon - Skinny Mobile (SSR) - Nissan Skyline R32 [Turbo]
2012/13 - Darren Kelly - DKM Fabrication - Nissan Skyline R32 [Turbo]
2013/14 - Vincent Langhorn - Euphoric Motorsport - Nissan Laurel C33 [Turbo]
2014/15 - Troy Jenkins - Brian Roberts Towing (TJM) - Nissan Silvia S15 [Turbo]