Hampton Downs, Mazda and New Zealand Drift Superstar Mad Mike Whiddett have joined forces again to bring you another instalment of the very best drift action New Zealand has to offer - it's Mad Mike Summer Bash 3 - Where Mad Mike and RADBUL will take on New Zealands Best!

A highlight at this years show - Mazda NZ is bringing one of the iconic centre pieces of Mazda heritage from Japan, come and witness live and direct the Mazda 767B of Seniji Hoshino san as he does solo demonstration runs and leads the cruise parades. 

USA's TJ Hunt will also be heading down under to get on track bringing one of his very own builds to showcase and share with his many fans.

NZs best drifters will again feature in the headline Summer Bash Shootout event where all comers will go up against Mad Mike.  A star of the show will be Whiddetts RADBUL Mazda MX5 which he will run alongside several other machines that make up Mad Mike's fleet.

The event format includes the 767B demo's, Top 16 Drift Superclass, Triple Threat Team Event, Open Drift sessions, Time Attack Outlaws, Gymkhana,  International Cruise sessions and the new Summer Bash Skid King.

There will be MASSIVE prizes and trophies up for grabs for all winners and runners up. In addition to this we have the Mazda Drift Gymkhana where anybody can have a crack at drifting our Mazda MX5's on the skidpan, the International track cruise open to the public, off the track there will be the Meguiar's Hard Park Show ‘n Shine.  There will be the Family Fun Zone, VIP Trackside Lounge and grandstands so the fans can get up close to the action.

Don't miss out - come and join us for the third instalment of Mad Mike's Summer Bash!

See the cars, see the stars.

General Admission

Mad Mike Summer Bash 2018

15 & Under FREE / FREE Parking / Kids Zone

Ticket Inclusion - Saturday Only

Grandstand Tickets

Ticket Information:

Catch all the action from the comfort of a Grandstand seat.

The Grandstand will be located right next to the track, delivering unencumbered views of the International Drift Circuit from elevated seats.

There are only 400 grandstand seats available so be quick. 

Under 5 Free, 6-15 at full price


Ticket Information:

Enhance your Mad Mike Summer Bash event experience with an HD PREMIUM TICKET upgrade. This will give you access to our premium viewing area, bar, catering and grandstand seating.

Ticket includes:

  • Access to premium trackside viewing area, with a perfect view of the international drift track;
  • Access to grandstand seating within the Premium viewing area;
  • Infield Carpark (1 per 4 people);
  • A catered BBQ Lunch;
  • Two drink vouchers and access to a cash bar throughout the day;

Under 5 Free, 6-15 at full price

Drift Entry

Ticket Information:

Drift Entry Inclusions:

Access / Entry Driver + 3 


Testing and Qualifying for Top 16 Drift Superclass


Open drift session on Club & National Circuit simultaneous (1 hour)

Open drift session on International Circuit (1 hour)

2 x International Cruise sessions (1 hour each)

Top 16 Drift Superclass for those who qualify (2hours)

Optional entry to:

Summer Bash Skid King (1 hour) 

Triple Threat Team Drift is open to crews of three with free rein to navigate the judged section in their own style. “We're looking for those three cars syncing on the track,” says Whiddett, “but we're also looking for something explosive. It might be one car drifts wide and the other two pass them on the inside. Or they might all do flying 360's across the finish line. It's a chance to get creative and put on a real spectacle for the fans.” Enter your crew of 3, navigate the judged section of the new international drift circuit in your own style and be in to win. Controlled release – unlimited runs within time allowed. ENTRY IS LIMITED TO 8 TEAMS SO BE QUICK!

To Qualify for Top 16 you must have a MSNZ licence and log book for your vehicle. 

For Open drift sessions - basic rules as per Drift FORCE days, no wof / reg / log book / race licence required etc

Contact us for copy of the regulations or they will be sent you upon confirmation of your entry.

Rolling Hard

Ticket Information:

Package Inclusions

Access / Entry Driver + Car only (all other passengers must have valid ticket entry)

Meguiars Hard Park Show N Shine  Prizes awarded

International Cruise Sessions - Cruise the Hampton Downs International circuit with your friends and family for 2 x cruise sessions lead by the Mazda 767B!

Optional Entry - Mad Mike Summer Bash Skid King - A new addition to the Summer Bash schedule, who will take the crown?!

International cruise - No WOF or REG required

Time Attack Outlaws

Mad Mike Summer Bash 2018

Time Attack Outlaws

Two classes, loads of prizes, increased track time. Get into it!

Time Attack Outlaws Package Inclusions:

Access / Entry Driver + 3 

Friday practise session & set up


4 x Time Attack sessions 

Entry to International Cruise

Entry into Summer Bash Skid King


Unlimited - Open to all purpose-built cars

Street - Open to all road-legal cars

What you need: You just need your civil driver's license, a car that can pass safety checks, approved clothing, footwear, helmet and gloves and the desire to beat the clock.

Essential info: Time Attack Outlaws runs under a Motorsport NZ Clubsport Basic permit – this means you don't need a competition license or logbook for road legal cars and don't need to be a member of a Motorsport NZ affiliated car club if you are new to the sport. You don't have to have a rollcage, or any special type of tyres.

On track you'll be split into 2 groups, heading out with a gap between each car – Friday is your practice day and on Saturday it's time to bring the noise and set your best laptime possible to be in to win.


Ticket Information:

This booking will secure you a spot on the Mazda MX5 Gymkhana course located on the skid pan in the centre of the track.

Instructors will take you for a lap around the course before handing you the car for a lap to compete against the stopwatch for the fastest time. 

There is a trophy and a bunch of prizes up for grabs along with Bragging rights!

**Note this is for the Gymkhana Activity only does not include Mad Mike Summer Bash Event entry)

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