Offroaders gear up for Woodhill



Waiuku Offroad Racers Justin Davies and Gerrard Chitty ‘Chitz’ are gearing up for the Woodhill 100.

The annual race is one of the longest running offroad competitions in New Zealand, and is described as the oldest, fastest, toughest, one-day endurance races.

Taking place over Queen’s Birthday weekend, on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June, Justin and Chitz are preparing their vehicles for the adrenaline pumping, mud flinging races.

This will be the second time at the Woodhill event for Justin and Chitz, and they both plan to do better than last time.

“I want to beat Chitz,” Justin says.

Last year Justin came fourth in his class at Woodhill in his first ever season, and is confident that he can improve.

However it was a rough first round for the second-season driver at Meremere during the National Championship in March. A downpour of wet weather in the lead up to the event left the track swampy, and most drivers had issues with the track.

“I’m looking to do better at Woodhill,” he says.

The Woodhill 100 attracts offroaders from all over the North Island, and so far there have been more than 56 entries.

“The numbers always spike with last minute applicants, so it’ll get busier in the lead up,” Chitz says.

In the meantime, the drivers will be working on getting their cars race ready before they hit the track.

“I’m always excited,” Chitz says.




Photo credit: Kenneth Fox Digital Imagery




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