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TAURANGA’S GOLDSTONE TAKES NORTHERN OFFROAD TITLE

Racing in his first full year of offroad competition, Tauranga driver Mark Goldstone has fought off all comers to take the northern region championship title. Driving one of the fastest Challenger VW cars in the sport, Goldstone won Challenger class for vehicles with 1.6 litre VW flat four engines at every round of the [...]

By | 2018-06-12T09:26:42+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Racing, Uncategorised|Comments Off on TAURANGA’S GOLDSTONE TAKES NORTHERN OFFROAD TITLE

UTVS TO THE FORE AT OFFROAD RACERS GO SHORT COURSE AT MAKARAU

Racers contesting the stock class for UTVs or ‘side by side’ race vehicles are the most numerous as the northern region competition reaches its third and decisive round. The event was to have been held in the fast logging roads of Woodhill Forest, but recent cyclones have damaged the track plotted for the event. With [...]

By | 2018-06-05T09:25:10+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Racing|Comments Off on UTVS TO THE FORE AT OFFROAD RACERS GO SHORT COURSE AT MAKARAU

MORGAN DOMINATES NELSON RUFF’N’TUFF

John Morgan has won the 2018 Ruff'n'Tuff 250, the opening southern round of the 2018 ORANZ New Zealand offroad racing championship. Driving his Desert Dynamics Chev two-seater race car, Morgan powered past pole man Dyson Delahunty on the opening lap and was never headed, driving a perfectly judged race that ended with the chequered [...]

By | 2018-06-13T15:19:01+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Racing|Comments Off on MORGAN DOMINATES NELSON RUFF’N’TUFF

NORTHERN OFFROAD RAIDERS SET SIGHTS ON NELSON RACE TITLE

An unlimited-class showdown is brewing at the opening southern round of the 2018 ORANZ Offroad Racing Championship. With up to ten of the high-dollar ultimate offroad race cars lining up for the endurance race and half of those cars coming from the North Island, organisers are promising exciting race action as teams finish theirpreparations and [...]

By | 2018-05-15T08:03:41+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Racing|Comments Off on NORTHERN OFFROAD RAIDERS SET SIGHTS ON NELSON RACE TITLE

HALL CONTROLS OFFROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

Local racer Nick Hall has taken control of the 2018 ORANZ New Zealand Offroad Racing Championship after round two at Puhinui in Manukau on April 21.  He won all four heats for the unlimited-class trucks, racing to the win on a track that improved from moly-grease slimy in the morning to dusty in the afternoon. [...]

By | 2018-04-24T14:00:56+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Racing|Comments Off on HALL CONTROLS OFFROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

Thomasen starts title defence with win at Taranaki

Tauranga racer Ben Thomasen has kicked off his offroad racing championship title defence in good form, winning all his heats at the opening round against stiff competition. Thomasen, driving a factory Polaris RZR 1000 XP, was closely matched by Joel Giddy in his Yamaha, Nathan Moore in a Polaris and Hayden McKenzie in a [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:18:11+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Racing|Comments Off on Thomasen starts title defence with win at Taranaki

New cars, new stars: OFFROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP READY TO ROAR INTO ACTION

    In 2017, Ben Thomasen scored the big double of offroad racing, winning the national championship and the epic two-day 1000 km stand-alone NZ 1000 enduro. This year he will be pressed hard from the opening round at Taranaki in early March to the daunting table-top jumps and rock-strewn enduro course of the final [...]

By | 2018-03-08T07:24:28+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Racing|Comments Off on New cars, new stars: OFFROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP READY TO ROAR INTO ACTION

BEN THOMASEN SCOOPS TITLE AT OFFROAD RACING FINALS IN NELSON

His rivals made him work hard for it - but Tauranga's Ben Thomasen has 'done the double', winning the punishing Polaris NZ 1000 in September and now the 2017 Polaris New Zealand Offroad Racing Championship. "I didn't really expect to be in the fight for the championship this year because it's been such a tough [...]

By | 2018-03-05T22:55:49+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Racing|Comments Off on BEN THOMASEN SCOOPS TITLE AT OFFROAD RACING FINALS IN NELSON