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Devlin Hill wins the 2014 Counties Classic

AORC racer Devlin Hill in action at the 2012 ORANZ Championship Finals

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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#157 Tony McCall

Offroad Racing History is written on Golden Trophies at Tony's place.

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

#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 – 2012 ORANZ North Island Champion

#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 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.

Auckland Offroad Racing Club – Life Members

BugIn 83 brought offroad racers from all over NZ together on the same track at the same time and led to the formation of ORANZ

BugIn 83 brought offroad racers from all over NZ together on the same track at the same time and led to the formation of ORANZ

The folllowing are the Auckland Offroad Racing Club “Life Members”. Life Membership has been granted to these people for there outstanding contribution to the sport of Offroad Racing for many years.

Malcom Browning, 
Western Districts Offroad Racing Club President and Offroad Racing Stalwart, services to Auckland Offroad Racing Clubs Committee

Kevin & Shirley Cooper,
Offroad Racing’s most dedicated family, services to Auckland Offroad Racing Clubs Committee, Offroad Association of New Zealand Committee

Peter Phillpotts,
Ofrroad Racing Stalwart, services to Auckland Offroad Racing Clubs Committee

Stewart Reid,
Offroad Racing Stalwart

Alan Tutt (2012 Patron),
Offroad Racing Stalwart, services to Auckland Offroad Racing Clubs Committee

Ian Foster,
Racing Promoter, former ORANZ President, former National Champion, services to Auckland Offroad Racing Clubs Committee, Offroad Association of New Zealand Committee

Tony Saelman,
Racing Promoter, services to Auckland Offroad Racing Clubs Committee, services to Offroad Association of New Zealand Committee

 

2012 Auckland Offroad Racing Club’s Presidents Trophy Winner – Tony Saelman

Tony Saelman in action heading up the Marshalling requirement at the ORANZ North Island Round 1, Mangawhai at Easter in 2012

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.

2012 Hammer Down Trophy Winner #C27 Ben Howard

#C27 Ben Howard in flight during the 2012 ORANZ Championship Final in Hawkes Bay

#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.

2012 Club Champion – #730 Taine Carrington

#730 Taine Carrington competing at the ORANZ National Championship FINAL in 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.

#1083 Ian “Stan Clear” Foster

Stan Clear airborne of the main jump at the 2013 Counties Classic - round 1

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.

Champions of the Terrain

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2012 Auckland Offroad Racing Champions

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