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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|0 Comments

OFFROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP ARRIVES AT MANUKAU

American-style short course offroad racing fires up at Colin Dale Park this weekend as the 2018 ORANZ New Zealand Offroad Racing Championship rolls into Manukau.   Local drivers Jack Hellier (Karaka), Nick Hall (Drury) and Tony McCall (Manukau) will be on track aiming to add to the points they won at the opening round [...]

By | 2018-04-19T16:10:07+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Racing|Comments Off on OFFROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP ARRIVES AT MANUKAU

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

Nelson gets the thunder

  Motorsport mecca hosts offroad racing national finals Nelson’s reputation as a motorsport mecca takes a step forward this weekend as the assembled might of the offroad racing national championship thunders into town. Chosen to host the final round of the 2017 Polaris New Zealand Offroad Racing Championship in association with HasTrak, the Nelson club [...]

By | 2018-03-05T22:55:49+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Racing|Comments Off on Nelson gets the thunder

Race trucks take top points in offroad racing final round at Raglan

Three race truck teams have taken the maximum 72 points by winning all their heats at the last North Island round of the 2017 Polaris New Zealand Offroad Championship Competing on a spectacular farm-based race hilly track at Raglan, Wellington’s Glenn Turvey won class four for modified truck and 4WDs in his Toyota Hilux V6; [...]

By | 2018-03-05T22:55:49+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Racing|Comments Off on Race trucks take top points in offroad racing final round at Raglan

North-south offroad racing rivalry heats up

Leading northern racers in the 2017 Polaris New Zealand Offroad Championship are going from snow, sleet and borderline hypothermia to the possibility of a 30 degree heat wave A fortnight ago, a number of the top championship contenders were battling bleak weather in the central North Island, contesting the stand-alone Polaris NZ 1000 at Ohakuri. [...]

By | 2018-03-05T22:55:50+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Racing|Comments Off on North-south offroad racing rivalry heats up