Offroad Racing History is written on Golden Trophies at Tony’s place.
Auckland Offroad Racer, Tony McCall, has been collecting Offroad victories since 1980. In this time he has won 50 Enduros, he holds 8 NZ Shortcourse Overall Championship titles, 10 times NZ National Champion. Won 2 Leadfoot 100′s, 2 Tall Timbers, 3 Wild 300′s, a couple of Taupo 1000′s and 5 Woodhill 100′s.
Apart from the Offroad Racing titles, Tony has also raced 5 seasons at Speedway in a Sprint Car.
#157 Tony McCall takes advantage of Pole Position to clear out at the start of the 2012 Woodhill 100 – Photo courtesy of Philip Hagan
“My current racing ambition is to equal Ian Foster’s 6 Woodhill 100 Victories. If I can get level with Ian I’ll be happy.” says Tony.
The Trophy wall only has the 1st place victories. “There’s no space for the minor place trophies. If I get a second or a third, I give them to Gary, my crew chief, to look after”.
Tony’s current car is the mid-mounted, LS2 V8, Speed Sequential Transaxle, A-Arm, Single Seat BSL Terra that Tony helped design. “This is the best race car so far. It handles fantastic, the gearbox reacts fast, Its point and shoot.” says Tony.
#402 Jason Delahunty is the 2012 ORANZ Overall North Island Champion. In action in this shot during the 2012 Woodhill 100
#402 Jason Delahunty is the 2012 ORANZ North Island Offroad Racing Champion. Jason campaigned his Class 4 racer to a series of Class wins in every round of the north Island ORANZ Championship series leading up to the 2012 final. His domination of class racing and maximum overall points gave him the title of 2012 ORANZ North Island Overall Champion.
Tony Saelman in action heading up the Marshalling requirement at the ORANZ North Island Round 1, Mangawhai at Easter in 2012
At one time a competitor in the highly competitive Class C category. Tony Saelman has stayed in the sport to provide Race Track organisation and Event Promotion. Tony is the Promoter of record for the prestigious Taupo 1000 international enduro and has been for many years. Tony heads up a dedicated band of trained Offroad Racing Marshalls that have become the West Event Support Group. An organisation that willingly provides professional track marhalling and rule compliance at racing events throughout New Zealand. Tony’s ongoing support for the sport of Offroad Racing has raised the professionalism of many events and has been recognised by the Auckland Offroad Racing Club with the award of the 2012 Presidents Trophy.
#C27 Ben Howard in flight during the 2012 ORANZ Championship Final in Hawkes Bay
#C27 Ben Howard claimed the Hammer Down Trophy by out scoring all rivals over four endurance races that make up the Hammer Down Series: 2012 ORANZ North Island Round 1 at Mangawhai, The Woodhill 100, The Peter Howell Memorial and the 2012 ORANZ National Series Final in the Hawkes Bay.
#730 Taine Carrington competing at the ORANZ National Championship FINAL in Hawkes Bay.
Taine Carington is one of the youngest race drivers ever to win the Auckland Offroad Racing Club’s Club Champion Trophy. His win came at the completion of a stellar year for the youngster, scoring more class wins in more races than his more seasoned opponents.