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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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 29th, 2017|Racing|Comments Off on North-south offroad racing rivalry heats up

Experience the key as Moriarty wins the Mainland Challenge

Experience brings top result for racer Moriarty Christchurch's Wayne Moriarty, one of the fastest and most experienced offroad racers in New Zealand, has once more scooped the Mainland Challenge trophy. Moriarty took a clean sweep of the first day's short course (stadium) racing at the Canterbury club's purpose-built West Melton track. Driving his Alumicraft Toyota [...]

By |2017-06-20T17:25:48+00:00June 20th, 2017|Racing|Comments Off on Experience the key as Moriarty wins the Mainland Challenge