Off road racing is New Zealand’s most exciting, friendly and dirty motorsport, with people from all ages and backgrounds coming together to race modified vehicles through sand, bush and farmland in short course and endurance formats.
Drivers build or buy their vehicles, making extensive modifications to suspension, drive trains and powerplants. Often a family tradition, many competitions include second and third generation racers.
ORANZ oversees the National Series and provides support to the 10 local clubs around New Zealand. The ten ORANZ National Series classes cater for different types of vehicles and levels of modification.
ORANZ was founded in 1984 as the governing body for an exciting new sport. Since then off road racing has expanded into a strong community of drivers and enthusiasts, with ORANZ guiding the professionalism and safety of the sport. Run in partnership with local off road racing clubs, the ORANZ National Off Road Racing Series attracts drivers from all over New Zealand.
Back in In the early 80s, with a passion for off road racing and as organiser of the Bug Inn VW racing events, Ian Foster was hungry to win a New Zealand title. A national title required a national body, so he invited people from clubs all over the country to the Raceway Motel in Taupō and formed ORANZ. The hotel proprietor, Mr Barry Burgess, donated the National Champion Trophy, which is still presented each season to the driver with the largest accumulated points total of the season.
JG Civil provides a complete range of civil engineering solutions including project concept, estimation, procurement, construction and maintenance. With a team of highly experienced staff, they have both the human and equipment resources to deliver projects promptly and perform all tasks professionally.
The generous ongoing support of JG Civil is integral to the success of off road racing in New Zealand and enables ORANZ to provide professional support to our local clubs nationwide.