AORC racer Devlin Hill in action at the 2012 ORANZ Championship Finals
Congratulations Devlin on a fantastic Counties Classic Overall Series win!
2014 Counties Classic Series – Final – Wrap-up by Paul (DINK) Madden
Devlin Hill, winner of the Porter Group Counties Classic Series, takes home the $1,500 travel voucher, along with the NonStop Commentary Driver of the Series trophy. Devlin finished on equal points to Mike Small, but on a count back, took the title. Congratulation to both, I enjoyed very much doing the commentary on the series. And commiserations to Jamie McKinstry, whose car let him down today. Marcus Runciman won the Junior Series, his second title in a row; well done young man.
2014 Porter Group Counties Classic Series OFFICIAL RESULTS!
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Lance Cargill will be racing the ex. Mike Cox – Class 1 – Jimco Baja at the Woodhill 100
The Sealegs Jimco Class 1 Baja is to run in the 2013 Stihl Shop Woodhill 100 on June 2 at South Head. Driver Lance Cargill has not competed in this event for at least 10 years and co-driver George Murphy is making his debut race as they prepare and hope to bring the Sealegs Jimco to a good result. This is their shakedown for the Taupo 1000 in September.
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.
#310 Ernie Hogg – Auckland Offroad Racing Club President
Ernie Hogg is the current Auckland Offroad Racing Club President and a keen motorsport fan.
Ernie grew up in a motorsport family whom competed in 4WD trials, unlimited hydroplane racing, stockcar racing, dirt bike racing and this has continued with Ernie being involved in motocross, speedway and now Offroad Racing.
Race Car 310 Vital Statistics
FRAME – twin seater Southern Cross Mark 4 (ex Australia)
FRONT SUSPENSION – 4×10″ Fox coil-over shocks with remotes
REAR SUSPENSION – 4×10″ Aus coil-over shocks with remotes
BRAKES – Four wheel disc with adjustable bias and hand lever CNC steering brakes
FUEL – 100 octane Avgas with 115 litre aluminium fuel tank
ENGINE – Extensively worked Toyota 20V 1600cc Blacktop engine – 215 hp with Autronic computer (190 hp at rear wheels)
TRANSAXLE – Mendeola MD4 gearbox
DRIVELINE – 930 Porsche CVs with 300M chrome moly race cages and 300M chrome moly axles
TOP SPEED – 118 mph (190 km/h) with current gearbox ratio at 9000 rpm
WEIGHT – About 800kg
Alan Butler Sprints for Pole Position during the 2012 Woodhill 100
Alan Butler won the Woodhill 100 in 2008, racing in Class 3. His current race car is the Class 1 Chenoweth Millenium.
- Stan Clear airborne of the main jump at the 2013 Counties Classic – round 1
Ian “Stan Clear” Foster is the founder of the Offroad Association Of New Zealand (ORANZ), a former ORANZ President, A promotor of the sport and one of it’s legendary competitors. Ian won is the New Zealand Offroad Racing Champion for 1991. He has won the Woodhill 100 six times and this year has returned to the fray in a new BSL Racing built and sponsored Class 10 TerraNova.
Stan Clear Dangerous Driving Academy, Off Road Racing, Quad Racing and Adventures, Mini Sprints, Sprintcars, Midjets, (7 concussions) Stan likes freinds in motorsport.
1981 – 82 – 83 – 84 – Designed and Promoted Bug Inn Series – fun weekends at Mere Mere motorsport complex to introduce VW orientated people from around the country to off road racing.
1983 – Staged first New Zealand Off Road Racing Championships at Bug Inn 83.
1984 – Formed Off Road Association of New Zealand ( ORANZ ) 14 clubs throughout the country.
1988 -1991 – Designed and Promoted New Zealand Off Road Grand Prix Series.Facilitated Off Road Grand Prix Series to air on Nationwide Television – TV3 – Sky ( 4 commercial half hour shows per season )
1987 – 88 – 89 – 90 – 91. Won New Zealand Off Road Grand Prix Series.
1985 – 89 – 90 – 91 – 92 – 98. Won New Zealand’s toughest endurance off road racing event The Woodhill 100
1991 – Won New Zealand Off Road Racing National Championship Series ( New Zealand Champion )
1992 – Drove Mini Sprint Race Car at Western Springs Speedway.
1996 – Promoted Taupo 1000 Off Road Race – Southern Hemiphere’s longest off road race.
1997 – 2000 – Raced Sprint Cars at Western Springs Speedway.
1997 – Won Mere Mere High Bank Easter Nationals Sprint Car Title
2000 – Broke Western Springs Speedway 10 lap Sprint Car Race Record ( 12.9 second average per lap )
2002 – Won Waikaraka Park Speedway Promotions Partnership from Willy Kay ( Western Springs Promoter ) and bought back the crowds with innovative marketing campaign.
2007 – President – Off Road Association of New Zealand ( ORANZ ) with aim to establish manufacturer to build off road race cars. ( BSL Racing is now that manufacturer )
2007 – 08 – 09 Facilitated National Off Road Racing Series to air on Nationwide Television – TV3 – Sky ( 7 commercial half hour shows per season )
2008 – Returned to competition after 15 years retired to beat arch rival and New Zealand Champion Tony Mc Call in Woodhill 100 to protect 6 win record. ( Mc Call has 5 wins )
2011 – 12 – Competed in F2 Midget Race Car Competition at Western Springs Speedway.
#899 Raana Horan – 2012 Australian Offroad Racing Extreme 4×4 Champion and Winner of the 2010 and 2011 Woodhill 100
Andrew gate in action during the 2010 Woodhill 100
Class 3 racer and long term Auckland Offroad Racing Club member.
Donn Attwood – 2010 ORANZ National Champion
Donn Attwood is a former AORC Club President. He was the Class 3 ORANZ National Champion in 2011 and National Overall Champion in 2011. He has been involved in Off Road Racing for more than 12 years.