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2013 Counties Classic FINAL

CountiesHeader2013 Counties Classic Series – Round 3 – 2pm SATURDAY – 6 April 2013 at Colin Dale Park, Prices Rd (off Puhinui Rd), Manukau, Auckland. 

There’s alot to play for with the Counties Classic Series overall win worth $1500 to the highest pointing racer after 3 rounds and Club points to competitors from Counties, Auckland and ATR clubs.
UTV Racer, Eric Tears STILL leads the score sheet,  The title and the prize money are still anyones to win.


2013 AORC Club Championship

CMORC have also agreed to allow us to run Round 2 of the AORC Club Champs at Round 3 of the CMORC Counties Classic event.

This event should be another good turnout of competitors to front up against each other at effectively what is an interclub event.

2013 Taupo 1000

Australian Competitor Roly Dixon sprints for pole in 2009 Taupo 1000The 2013 Taupo 1000

12 – 15 September 2013 Kaiangaroa Forest

At this stage we have received 103 Intent to Enter’s. Something we haven’t seen here in New Zealand for a very long time. What a show we will all be treated to with 100+ vehicles on the start line, all starting at the same time, all racing together over a 50km lap.

The full entry forms are planned to be sent out at the end of Februay to all those competitors that we have received Intent to Enter forms from. So if you are still considering weather to enter, fill out an Intent to Enter form on line, available on this web site and press submit.

Something new: Part of the full entry package will be a media form to complete. This form’s information will be placed onto the web site under “Race Teams Profile”. This will give teams the opportunity to promote themselves, plus you can check out the competition. We will also require a photo/pic emailed to us as part of your profile. So start giving it some thoughts.

Many teams have been asking about the rule book for your sport and the new classes, this is now available in the post below, or go to ORANZ (Offroad Association of New Zealand)

We are pleased to acknowledge that the Offroad Association of New Zealand have come on-board and supporting the Taupo1000 International Offroad Race. This event will still be run like any other open club event and the ORANZ rules still apply. There is no changes in the way the event is managed and run. Like every year it’s run to a very high and professional standard and most of all we have fun doing it.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Taupo1000 in September 12th 13th and 14th 2013.

The Taupo1000 International Offroad Race has gained a lot of interest from not only here in New Zealand but also in Australia, with Raana and his team competiting in their National Series and Brad Prout winning the event in 2011, it has made many stand up and take note. Then we have Trevor Cooper mixing it up with the top guys in the US and spreading the word. Then we have all our own Kiwi spectators traveling to both Australia and the US to support our guys, also spreading to word. So lets see how many of you guys from overseas take up the challenge and come over and compete in New Zealand biggest Offroad Race.

After the Taupo teams last recce and many hours working with some top key people within Taupo, we are about to confirm the all new pit area and its location. We will be updating this site Sunday night 4th November showing you the pit layout, the confirmed event programme and Intent to Enter form that can be completed on-line.

Paul has now plotted many different tracks and areas within the forest. He is not able to confirm the course until it has been approved by the Forestry. One more rece and Paul Sutton says, I will have the information required to submit a couple of options. He can confirm some of the roads are open and fast, very similar to last year.

Once you have completed your Intent to Enter, you can send your request for pit space. It is a good idea to talk to your club and book as a group. A club working together can bring more equipment to cover all the gear required. So once the new pit layout is up on this site, have a look at where you wish to pit and it will be first in bases.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT   –   www.taupo1000.co.nz


March Club Meeting – 7:30pm Wednesday 6 March – Western Springs Speedway Clubrooms

The March meeting of the Auckland Offroad Racing Club will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday 6 March 2013 in the Western Springs Speedway Clubrooms.

Order of Business:

Welcome address from Club President : Ernie Hogg


Minutes from the previous meeting:

Event Preparation and Planning Reports: Counties Classic Round 2/AORC Club Champs Round 1, Woodhill 100, Taupo 1000 and ORANZ Competition

General Business:

Historical Club Awards: Boxhead Award, Sh#*House Driver Award and Mr Mincer Award – (all awarded to the most deserving Auckland Offroad Racing Club Member in each case)

All are welcome to attend this regular social and official gathering of the club. The bar will be open throughout the evening

Auckland Offroad Racing Club Members congratulate James Buchanan on his 2012 Woodhill 100 win.

Auckland Offroad Racing Club Members congratulate James Buchanan on his 2012 Woodhill 100 win.

#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.

#310 Ernie Hogg

#310 Ernie Hogg - Auckland Offroad Racing Club President

#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