D1NZ Round 2 Nelson - Feb 2024

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The Repco D1NZ smoke show arrives to the Tasman region in the South Island for the first time in our 20-year history.

🌄 A brand new racetrack specifically built for drifting in a location like no other.

Round two will feature both the Pro & Pro Sport categories as well as a host of entries from the Drift South competition so we are expecting this to be an extremely busy event with a large field of cars.

The track itself is a close reincarnation of the track at Baypark Stadium, where the D1NZ Grand Final is held each year; this track offers some great viewing for fans & very close door-to-door battles for the drivers.

This event will be a little different to what we normally do; with the venue having only been brought to life in the last 12 months, this will be back to a grassroots feel for the Championship with the remote location offering an incredible backdrop for us to participate in. This, however, does mean that for fans to get to the venue, carpooling is a must as there is limited parking onsite & you will need the right kind of vehicle to get there.

These are Important factors to understand in your journey.
Getting to the event:

🔥 Please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour to get to Kohatu Park from Nelson CBD
✔ A map of the best route to the venue will be posted on the website in the coming week. 

🔥 Once you arrive at the turn-off, a 5km forestry road must be driven to get into the venue  
✘ This road is unsuitable for lowered vehicles and we recommend keeping this in mind. 

🔥Once you are on-site, there is no mobile phone service & the facilities are vastly different from a regular racetrack.

🔥 Please know that you will need to be prepared - We suggest you bring clothing for all weather, especially keeping in mind the temperature during February in the Nelson region 🌞🌞  


🙋‍♂️ Things to remember:
 ✔ Sunscreen
 ✔ Water Bottles
 ✔ Raincoats/windbreakers
 ✔ Fold up chairs
 ✔ All things needed to enjoy a day out on the banks of the event.


✘ First off - We have had a lot of requests so you know, unfortunately, there is NO CAMPING or overnighting on site.
✘ You will have to exit the venue each day.
✘ There is no alcohol to be brought in on site. 
✘ There are no marquees or ezyups to be erected without prior consent. 
✔ Our security team will be onsite 24 hours and will lock the venue down at the end of each day.



  • February 24th & 25th 2024
  • Gates open 10am - 6pm both days
  • Saturday is practice and qualifying 
  • Sunday is the main competition battle day for both Pro-Sport and Pro classes respectively

The 2023/2024 season of the D1NZ National Drifting Championship returns to the South Island with a brand new venue! We are proud to support Kohatu Drift Park, please note this brand new venue is still in development. For this event the pits are accessible during certain windows so you can meet and greet your favourite drivers


Tickets purchased online (available before the event only) are more cost-effective than at the gate

Adult pricing is for those aged 15+
Child pricing is for those aged 8-14 (7 and under are free)
NOTE - Children aged under 15 need to be accompanied by an adult.

  • A transaction fee will apply per booking. 

  • Full details will be available on the final checkout page prior to payment.

  • For more information visit: www.d1nz.com

  • This will be a fantastic event however, you may be exposed to the sun or wind for an extended period, therefore we strongly encourage you to bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, a jacket, be prepared with a fillable water bottle. 

Discover the Thrill: D1NZ Paddock Club Experience:
Dive into the ultimate VVIP drifting experience at the D1NZ Paddock Club, located at the nexus of excitement in the pits or by the start/finish line for unparalleled views of the drifting spectacle. Here, luxury collides with the raw passion of motorsport, offering you a day brimming with high-octane drift battles, food 7 Beverages, and personal encounters with the stars of drifting. Our exclusive club is your passport to an extraordinary day in the midst of New Zealand's drifting culture.

2024 D1NZ Event Dates:
1.    Taupo Motorsport Park, Taupo - 15-16 December 2023 – EVENT COMPLETE
2.    STP Kohatu Drift Park, Nelson - 23-25 February 2024
3.    Hampton Downs, Waikato - 15-16 March 2024
4.    Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon, Feilding - 12-14 April 2024
5.    Baypark Stadium, Tauranga - 10-11 May 2024

The Paddock Club - Basic Package - "Trackside Access Fri-Sat-Sun" - $250.00 Per Person
•    Access: Entry to our dedicated viewing area with live drift action on screens.
•    Food Package: A selection of local snacks, Food and non-alcoholic beverages + X3 Alcoholic Beverages
•    Guest Speakers: Special visits from drifting stars during the event including 2 NZ Drift Kings, The TV Stars and broadcast crew and Event Organisers.

The Paddock Club - Intermediate Package - "The Clipping Point" - $450.00 Per Person
•    Includes all Basic Package features, plus:
•    Gourmet Lunch: A deluxe catered lunch featuring local New Zealand cuisine.
•    Pit Lane Walk: A scheduled stroll down the pit lane during downtime.
•    Drifter Appearance: A meet-up with a renowned drifter or drifting personality.
•    Commemorative Merchandise: A special item to remember the thrilling experience.
•    Parking: Reserved parking space near the venue and paddock.

Premium Package - "Ultimate D1NZ Paddock Experience" - $2,040+
•    Includes all Intermediate Package features, plus:
•    Prime Location: Access to the best viewing area at the venue plus all VIP areas.
•    All-Day Gourmet Catering: Full-day catering including breakfast, lunch, and premium beverages.
•    Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Exclusive tour of key areas like the control center, broadcast area, and team garages.
•    VIP Pit Wall Access: Watch a session from a special area right in the heat of the action plus Top 16 Grid Walk access.
•    Private Meet & Greet: Personal interaction with top drifters at each event.
•    Technology Pack: Rentable race scanners or earpieces for live drift commentary.
•    Sustainability Focus: Carbon offset for travel and a souvenir made from recycled materials.
•    VIP Transportation: Elegant arrival and departure options tailored for your group.
•    Personalized Services: Dedicated host and concierge service throughout the event.
•    Helicopter Landing: Access to the Helicopter Landing area and parking + hugely Discounted Helicopter Trasnfers from Nelson Airport. 

Join us at any of these dates for an unparalleled drifting experience where you're not just a spectator, but a part of the drift culture and for our Ultimate Guests – Apart of the team. 
Welcome to the D1NZ Paddock Club – the definitive destination for drift enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable experience.

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