Drifteen Finally came to life on Sunday the 29th October.

This was inspired by an event my Dad (Tim Fastnedge) was a key part in. ‘Jump Start – the experience of being alive’ which had 50 members from canteen and FYD skydive from the ramp of an RNZAF C130 Hercules.  Not quite as crazy as jumping out of a Air Force plane, but I took 20 teens from Canteen Aotearoa drifting! Down at Sky Zhao home for Drift academy.

Meeting each of these amazing people, hearing some of their stories, and just seeing the smiles after coming out with me, man the feeling that gave me is just crazy!  Some were nervous after getting into the passenger seat, some told me to send it and do backies 

The appreciation from these teens, and from their parents and canteen staff made me feel like I’d finally made some sort of an impact!
Huge shout out to my crew and team we had down to help keep the car going and help with set up etc and Warren Sare for being on the mic (MC) !

Our Drifteen Crew – special thanks to – 

Big shout out to Pokeno Volunteer Fire Brigade for having a fire truck on site just to be safe!
Massive thank you to the sponsor companies that were involved with the event, from getting some posters done, T shirts, Race suits and helmets and cars to put on display!

What is Drifteen ?

DRIFTEEN is an event designed to provide a ‘motorsport experience’ for Canteen – supporting young people with Cancer.

A ‘ride along’ passenger experience in a full production Drift Race Car. All safety equipment supplied.

Drifting is a fairly new motorsport which is premiered in New Zealand at the D1NZ Pro/Pro Sport Championships every year.

DRIFTEEN, founded by THTGUY Drift (aka Jake Fastnedge), hope’s to provide a transforming experience – thanks to the exhilaration from such a fast exciting motorsport. This technically demanding motorsport code is also challenges attitudes towards how young people drive on the road. Being side-ways at speed, in a controlled safe environment.

The youth selected for DRIFTEEN are drawn from the participating youth charity.

Where will Drifteen be held ?

DRIFTEEN will take place on days as set out on the www.thtguydrift.co.nz website. These events will be run at the Meremere Drift Park – just in front of the drags. DRIFTEEN is being run in conjunction with the Drift Academy International.

All DRIFTEEN drivers are experienced and meet all MNZ standards & regulations.

All DRIFTEEN cars comply with track safety standards. All safety equipment, including Helmet will be provided.

DRIFTEEN is supported by the Drift Academy International  and will be run at the Meremere Drift Park, Meremere.
We operate under strict safety conditions and abide by Motor Sport New Zealand applicable regulation & track safety procedures.

Need further information?

Contact us here.

About Canteen


Around 4,200 rangatahi are impacted by cancer every year in Aotearoa. Rangatahi don’t have to face cancer alone. Canteen is a safe space where rangatahi aged 13-24 impacted by their own diagnosis or cancer in their whānau can connect, share the tough stuff, and get a break from cancer.

Canteen Aotearoa is a charity that provides free and tailored support to rangatahi aged 13-24 who are impacted by cancer. Whether they are dealing with their own diagnosis or cancer in their whānau.

Canteen provides:

  • connection with peers who understand what it’s like, through community events
  • therapeutic support through a range of programmes and camps
  • free individual support
  • online support services for rangatahi and whānau
  • skill building and development through a range of pathways and programmes

Canteen was set up in 1988 by a small group of rangatahi with cancer, and rangatahi still guide the organisation at every level today. Read Canteen’s annual reports.

Visit Canteen’s website click here.

Drifteen is provided Free to Canteen members

The Drifteen experience is being provided free of costs to Canteen. While we do have some considerable costs, thanks to Jake Fastnedge (a.k.a  Thtguy Drift) , and a wide array of sponsors and supporters – we are able to bring this event to Canteen members without costs. From the drift park venue, to the supply of the Drift car, our Pit Crew and any additional equipment – we are able to make this event a reality.

We are not intending to raise funding ourselves directly, but we are asking for your help (where you can) by clicking on the donation link below to make a donation directly to Canteen .

Thank you for your support !