Ryan Tuerck is one of the biggest stars in drifting. Tuerck finished in the Top 5 twice in the past three Formula Drift seasons and is one of the most exciting drivers on the circuit. But Tuerck’s adventures aren’t confined to the Formula D track. From playing games of D.R.I.F.T. to ripping around on his BMX bike to blowing up pumpkins with fireworks, Tuerck knows how to keep things interesting.
An all-new season of Tuerck'd means an all-new season of Tuerck'd Burnout Response. As always, Ryan Tuerck is back and answering your best questions, beginning this week with a behind-the-scenes look at what went into the crew's epic Maine ice drifting trip.
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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 is rained-out in New England so he drops some throwback footage from last year’s Club Loose event in Englishtown. Along the way, Tuerck answers your questions in regards to last week's Australia episode of Tuerck'd about where to get a Holden SSV UTE in the States, Ryan’s favorite car in Australia, whether it’s hard to constantly be shredding other people’s cars, and what it was like drifting right-hand drive cars down under.
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 9 airs next Tuesday, January 20th!
Things get Tuerck'd down under
2,000 vertical feet up the mountain with 600HP
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!
Driftland and Reisbrennen get the Tuerck treatment