New Zealand

After smashing UTEs Down Under in Australia, Ryan Tuerck hops over to New Zealand for a one-of-a-kind drift event: Red Bull Drift Shifters. This event showcases the precision and skill of these drivers as they drift through the pinball-like course in an effort to activate proximity sensors and get the highest score. Tuerck is among the 16 drivers competing alongside the best drivers from across the US, Japan, and New Zealand on this episode of Tuerck'd.

Before the event kicks off, Tuerck meets up with New Zealand drift driver and event organizer "Mad" Mike Whiddett to check out his epic shop packed with enviable cars including his FC RX7 “flash missile,” his RXA, and his super modified four rotor RX7. The Tuerck’d crew heads out to get a taste of New Zealand’s adrenaline opportunities including bungee jumping, downhill mountain biking, speedboating up rivers and around lakes, heli tours, shooting guns, throwing knives… basically anything that gets the blood pumping.

Adequately amped up, it’s time to stick it to the wall at the Red Bull Drift Shifters! Tuerck advances all the way into the semi-finals and then… watch the video to see how it turns out.

Got questions or comments about Tuerck’s trip to New Zealand, competing in the Red Bull Drift Shifters or anything else from this episode of Tuerck’d? Hit Ryan up in the comments below or at #Tuerckd on twitter and he just might respond to you in next week’s Burnout Response video!

Ryan Tuerck and crew are in New Zealand with some downtime from Drift Shifters, so he visits the boys over at Earnest to check out their garage and line of workwear. Along the way, Tuerck answers your questions about whether he prefers turbo or a supercharger, Japanese motors or American motors, whether he ever loses sight of the road due to a competitor’s tire smoke, his plans for Gatebil 2015, and whether he’d ever buy a real ae86.

Hit Tuerck with any follow-up questions below or on Twitter at #Tuerckd and stay tuned to Network A for more episodes of Tuerck’d. Episode 7 airs next Tuesday, December 16th!

New Zealand shoot with Mark Gonzales skating the local Tauranga spots and in the art studio where Mark creates a miniature city.

The Burton High Fives event starts September 8.
In most of the northern hemisphere, folks are getting ready for Back to School and are being inundated with all kinds of annoying Old Navy ads for fleece and denim. But in the southern hemisphere it's winter and the Burton High Fives snowboard contest is about to go down in Wanaka, New Zealand at the Cardrona Alpine Resort. The six-day contest will be one of the first chances to see the snowboarding hopefuls for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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