Supercars stars Rick Kelly and Thomas Randle have sung high praise after their first drive of a full-blown drifting car in New Zealand recently.
Two-times Bathurst 1000 winner Kelly and current Castrol Supercars driver Randle were handed the keys to Daniel ‘Fanga Dan’ Woolhouse’s Ford Mustang drifter that he competes in the Repco D1NZ Championship.
Fanga Dan is a four-time D1NZ champion and the perfect tutor for drifting rookies Kelly and Randle.
Kelly was delighted with his maiden drive of the Ford Mustang.
“That is so much fun,” said Kelly after his first attempt.
“You have to get used to how quickly it goes around. It’/s easy when Fanga Dan is driving, but harder in the driver’s seat!
“It’s a lot of fun. It’s hard to get it into a nice slide but not go too far.”
Randle was in awe of the machine, but admitted he’d need more practice to get the most out of the machine.
“I think it’s a safe bet that I won’t be drifting any time soon!” joked Randle.
“It’s got a lot of power and it’s a real art what these guys do on the drifting track. I’m very impressed.”