Local offroad racers have been successful in the second round of the 2018 New Zealand Offroad Racing Championship.
Held at Puhinui in Manukau, Waiuku’s Nick Hall made a clean sweep of his class at the event last month.
Jack Hellier from Karaka and Tony McCall of Manukau maintained their in-class points domination.
It was the first time the national championship used the new 1.2km course, which was purpose-built by Counties-Manukau Offroad Racing Club. The course has been a work in progress over the last six years. Many racers gave positive feedback to its fast straights, flowing corners and use of watercourse crossings to create spectacular jumps.
After his win, Nick carries his advantage through to the third and final northern round of the championship, the 2018 Woodhill 100 in early June.
Pukekohe’s Carl Ruiterman finished the weekend just two points shy of Hall to be second in the championship.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post