RACING

It was all Ruiterman at Castlecraig – Again!

It’s just another day at the Office! You would have to be wondering if that thought was going through Carl Ruitermans’ mind, at the 2020 Daltons backed Castlecraig 250 Off-road Enduro where he took yet another win in the  E & H Motors prepared S-Class Yamaha YXZ But there...

Southern Dirt Fest – Off Road Racers Go Long At Kurow

PHOTOS BY DENA PLUMRIDGE The day following the final round of ORANZ’s South Island Championship decider, the Otago Offroad racing club held a special endurance race for the survivors.  By extending the short course track out into the surrounding farmland at Slim and Janina Slee’s Timaru...

Party at Slims – Offroad Racing’s New Southern Home

The Timaru CamAm Offroad Park at Kurow featured in the Southern Dirt Fest Enduro, hosted by the Otago Offroad Racing Club. Here’s the story of how Slim Slee’s dream became a reality. According to his wife Janina, “He had all these sandbox toys he didn’t have a real...

ORANZ: The Annual Ruff ‘n’ Tuff 250 Enduro in Nelson

It all turned pear-shaped less than a kilometre from the start of Nelson’s Annual Ruff ‘n’ Tuff 250 Enduro, when a combination of sun strike and an awkward intersection led a number of the front runners up a short side track — and into chaos. Fresh from victory in the...

Castle Craig 250km Enduro Race 2019

Castle Craig 250km Enduro Race 2019

Hosted by the Waikato Offroad Racing Club, the Castle Craig 250km Enduro Race 2019 attracted around 35 entries, including two Class one’s from the South Island, and a couple of real Woodhill contenders. And according to race organiser, Maurice Bain, it was just the start. The event...

Ricky Lane

10 Minutes with: Ricky Lane

When Ricky Lane lined up the big Class 8 Chev V8 out at Christchurch’s west Melton Park, it was the first time the 40-odd-year-old truck had raced in close to 10 years, reuniting his family with the vehicle they had last raced about 15 years ago. Then, on the same track where he had...