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2013 Peter Howell Memorial Offroad Race – THIS SUNDAY

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Gates will be open from 8.00
Scrutineering will start when we get there usually from 9 .00- 9-30
Drivers briefing 10-30 .
1st race 11.00
2nd Race 1.00 pm

DIRECTIONS FOR GETTING TO RACE TRACK:

FIND RACE TRACK PETER HOWELL

Travel south on the Southern Motorway, State Highway 1 towards Hamilton
Go through 1 roundabout , 86.6 km from Manukau (start point)

Turn right onto State Highway 39 in Ngaruawahia (signs for Raglan/Otorohanga)
100 m
Take the 1st left to stay on State Highway 39
16.6 km
Turn right onto State Highway 23
3.2 km
Turn right onto Karakariki Rd
Destination will be on the left
7.2 km

727 Karakariki Rd
Whatawhata 3289

Pay Competition Entry Fees on the day at scrutineering 2013 Peter Howell Memorial Enduro – (Competitor Entry Fee $70) & Waikato Challenge Cup – (Competitor Entry Fee $60) Sunday 17th November 2013
727 Karakariki Road
Whatawhata
Ngaruawahia Natural Terrain Farmland Course
Race format is Double Enduro (2 x 1 hour races). First race starts at 11am

Hosted by Waikato Offroad Racing Club 

To be run alongside the Waikato Offroad Racing Club Challenge Cup Enduro. 

Separate entry required to both events – 2013 Peter Howell Memorial Enduro – Competitor Entry Fee $70 

& Waikato Challenge Cup – Competitor Entry Fee $60

If you want to contest only the Peter Howell Memorial then you just enter the Peter Howell Memorial (only $70)
If you want to contest both the Peter Howell Memorial and the Challenge Cup Enduro then you must enter both and pay both Entry Fees (this option will cost is discounted to $110 – but think of the glory of being an instant double title holder of two prestigious events!).

Absolutely No Dogs allowed at this property

2013 Peter Howell Memorial Enduro – (Competitor Entry Fee $70)
& Waikato Challenge Cup – (Competitor Entry Fee $60)
Sunday 17th November 2013
727 Karakariki Road
Whatawhata
Ngaruawahia

Natural Terrain Farmland Course

Auckland Offroad Racing Club’s Officials for the 2013 – 2014 racing season

Congratulations to the following officers / persons elected at last nights AGM for the upcoming year:-

President & ORANZ Delegate Ernie Hogg
Vice President Gregg Carrington Hogg
Club Treasurer Louise Houghton
Club Secretary Gregg Carrington Hogg / Ernie Hogg
Club Registrar Louise Houghton
Committee Members Ernie Hogg
Gregg Carrington Hogg
Louise Houghton
Mike Fraser
Colin Sandford
Andrew Phillips
Brendan Holland
Tim Ackers
Glen Houghton
Dave Bonniface
Graham Steedman
Steve McConnell
ORANZ Delegate Dave Bonniface

Thank you very much to the following people who have dedicated themselves to the Committee over many years and have resigned from their positions on the Committee.

Marion Saelman
Tony Saelman
Donn Attwood

2013 Peter Howell Memorial -THIS SUNDAY!

Peter howell Header

THIS SUNDAY - 
Gates will be open from 8.00
Scrutineering will start when we get there usually from 9 .00- 9-30
Drivers briefing 10-30 .
1st race 11.00
2nd Race 1.00 pmPay Competition Entry Fees on the day at scrutineering

2013 Peter Howell Memorial Enduro – (Competitor Entry Fee $70)
& Waikato Challenge Cup – (Competitor Entry Fee $60)
Sunday 17th November 2013
727 Karakariki Road
Whatawhata
NgaruawahiaNatural Terrain Farmland Course

Race format is Double Enduro (2 x 1 hour races). First race starts at 11am

Hosted by Waikato Offroad Racing Club
To be run alongside the Waikato Offroad Racing Club Challenge Cup Enduro

Separate entry required to both events – 2013 Peter Howell Memorial Enduro – Competitor Entry Fee $70
& Waikato Challenge Cup – Competitor Entry Fee $60
If you want to contest only the Peter Howell Memorial then you just enter the Peter Howell Memorial (only $70)
If you want to contest both the Peter Howell Memorial and the Challenge Cup Enduro then you must enter both and pay both Entry Fees (this option will cost is discounted to $110 – but think of the glory of being an instant double title holder of two prestigious events!).

Absolutely No Dogs allowed at this property

2013 Peter Howell Memorial Enduro – (Competitor Entry Fee $70)
& Waikato Challenge Cup – (Competitor Entry Fee $60)
Sunday 17th November 2013
727 Karakariki Road
Whatawhata
Ngaruawahia

Natural Terrain Farmland Course

Hosted by Waikato Offroad Racing Club
To be run alongside the Waikato Offroad Racing Club Challenge Cup Enduro

Separate entry required to both events – 2013 Peter Howell Memorial Enduro – Competitor Entry Fee $70
& Waikato Challenge Cup – Competitor Entry Fee $60
If you want to contest only the Peter Howell Memorial then you just enter the Peter Howell Memorial (only $70)
If you want to contest both the Peter Howell Memorial and the Challenge Cup Enduro then you must enter both and pay both Entry Fees (this option will cost $130 – but think of the glory of being an instant double title holder of two prestigious events!).

Absolutely No Dogs allowed at this property

2013 Peter Howell Memorial Enduro in Maramarua Forest –

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As HBORC have unfortunately been forced to re-schedule the Gwavas Enduro National Round to Sunday the 11th August, AORC wish to advise that the Peter Howell Memorial Enduro which was scheduled to also run on Sunday 11th August will now be postponed.  AORC were consulted by HBORC regarding this date change and AORC agreed with the date change.  AORC are currently investigating an alternative date to run the event later in the year and will advise once a date and location is confirmed

ENZED is proud to sponsor the longest offroad race in the Southern hemisphere.

2013Taupo1000_EventPosterClick Here to download the full size event poster

ENZED has confirmed its status as the main sponsor for the race in September, which will be known as the ENZED Taupo 1000.

Taupo 1000 spokesperson Tony Saelman says for the race, the agreement is a major step forward and an endorsement of the quality of the event itself.
“We’re really pleased that such a high profile company as ENZED, with such a long and proud history of involvement in motorsport, has become our main sponsor and event partner. This adds so much to the months of hard work we do as race organisers and volunteers to make this iconic race happen,” he said.
It is the first time ENZED has become involved in offroad racing at such a high level.
With four months until the race cars and trucks grid up to race, the event’s ‘intent to enter’ page has topped a record 120 teams, including racers from North America and Australia. Run over three days in September, the Taupo 1000 is the longest, toughest, fastest offroad race in the southern hemisphere, completing 1000 km over two days – or the equivalent of a Bathurst 1000 track race without once running on sealed roads. Free practice and qualifying laps are to be held over a short course on Friday 13 September, with the race itself taking place on the Saturday and Sunday and competitors aiming to complete up to 500 km per day.
The international standing of the Taupo 1000 grows year by year. With race teams planning their Taupo 1000 assault up to two years before the event, the event always draws record numbers of media and is covered for television in New Zealand on TV3 and Australia.

Overall winner, Australian competitor, Brad Prout in winning style at the 2011 Taupo 1000

Overall winner, Australian competitor, Brad Prout in winning style at the 2011 Taupo 1000

Each year the online profile of the race grows, with its Facebook page attracting tens of thousands of views per day and a race-weekend ‘reach’ approaching 400,000. Racers post onboard and other footage on Youtube and link back to their own team social media channels and to the event page.
“Every time this race happens it takes huge steps beyond what has gone before. One of the great things this year is the new track. We have been able to bring the race much closer to Taupo, and the new start-finish and pit area is on wide, open rolling farmland which means spectators get to see plenty of race action from the one location,” said Mr Saelman.
Event information is available online at the race website www.taupo1000.co.nz and on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/EnzedTaupo1000

BUCHANAN SCORES HISTORIC WOODHILL 100 DOUBLE TITLE

James Buchanan is congratulated by 5 time winner, Tony McCall on his historic second victory. ©Mark Baker (all rights reserved)

James Buchanan is congratulated by 5 time winner, Tony McCall on his historic second victory. ©Mark Baker (all rights reserved)

04 Jun 2013
By Veritas Communications
He outlasted the fancied big-bangers in front of him, slotted his Bu-Mac Cougar Suzuki cleanly past the UTV-class cars that set the top qualifying times, survived a mid-race puncture and the loss of all but two gears – and James Buchanan has made history, becoming the first class three racer to win back to back titles at the 2013 Stihl Shop Woodhill 100.
Blown engines, flat tyres, smashed cars: the annual Woodhill 100 delivered its customary trail of destruction on Sunday 2 June.
The qualifying sprints on the previous afternoon set the tone for the day with favoured racers including Tony McCall (BSL Terra Chev) and Raana Horan (Nissan Titan 6.0 V8) spinning out of contention and Jono Climo hitting a silage bale with his all-new Kumho Toyota Hilux V8 truck.
Fastest time in qualifying fell to Tauranga’s Ben Thomasen in one of the new UTV-class Polaris race cars, ahead of Whakatane’s Clive Thornton in his Desert Dynamics Chev two-seater, with Michael Small in another UTV third and Alan Butler fourth in his Chenowth Millennium single-seater.
When the green flag dropped, though, Thornton was left behind by Thomasen’s Polaris and Michael Small surged through to hold second, leaving Thornton to chase down the agile UTV-class cars and defend his third placing from a charging Alan Butler. Five kilometres into the lap Thornton saw his chance as the course opened out and swept past Small, then set about chasing down the leader. Thomasen had got a break on the field but the big Desert Dynamics car was chasing him down and soon Thornton grabbed the lead. Not long after, disaster struck – the big car’s Chev V8 dropped off peak revs and began to splutter to a stop, eventually coasting to a halt one checkpoint short of a full lap. Thornton said his son Max told him there was ‘quite a lot of oil and some big bits of piston’ sitting against the spark arrestor on the car’s muffler – testament to mechanical mayhem inside the big 6.0-litre Chev V8.

That brought the UTVs back into contention, more so as Alan Butler also went out with a chronic and worsening misfire. Thomasen held the lead, Small behind him untilhe was hit by Mal Langley and had to pit with a flat rear tyre.
The first-lap attrition was significant – 20 cars and trucks went out before they had completed that first 28 km. Some of those would return to the race, but the running tally as the race went on edged relentlessly down from the entry list of 60 toward the final 20 that would complete the event.
Behind the leaders, two former Woodhill champions were on the attack. Five-times champion Tony McCall was on a charge up from a mid-20s start, reaching as high as third place in a handful of laps.
Likewise Paremoremo’s Raana Horan, starting off 33 after his spin in qualifying, was edging up into the top 10. His strong run was slowed when Jono Climo hit Andrew Gate from behind in rough going, Horan’s big Nissan ploughing into the back of Climo’s Toyota. With his bonnet flapping loose, Horan was forced to stop at a marshal point to get the offending fibreglass section ripped clear. Then on the second lap, the alternator/water pump belt flew off, ending his charge.
By this time James Buchanan, who had started from fifth on the grid, had gone past the big unlimited-class cars, avoided the UTV of Michael Small when it was hit by Malcolm Langley’s unlimited-class car, and closed in on Ben Thomasen. With the UTV only able to complete two or three laps on their limited fuel tanks, Thomasen could not hope to hold out last year’s champion, and Buchanan forged through to lead.
Just when he thought he was clear of the pack, though, Buchanan’s Cougar suffered a right rear flat tyre, forcing him to make a pit stop. An anxious few minutes passed while the change was made, and the car was out in the pit exit when Thomasen went past, Buchanan exiting in second place and racing off into the forest, determined to win back his lead. The next lap saw Buchanan back in front of Thomasen and in control as Thomasen pitted for fuel.
With less than 100 km completed, the race had lost four former champions – Butler, Thornton and Horan were joined on lap three by six-times winner Ian Foster, who hit a tree in rough going, and then by five-times winner Tony McCall, who had carved through to second overall and was lining up to take the lead from James Buchanan until the BSL Terra Chev destroyed a driveshaft constant velocity joint.
The battle for the lead developed into a champions’ duel, with Thomasen falling back and Hikurangi driver Clim Lammers (who won the race in 2003) working his way up the field toward the flying Buchanan. Lammers was six minutes behind Buchanan when he was slowed by a collision with a deer that bent his steering and suspension out of alignment.
Behind him, Melvin Rouse of Whangarei was also closing in until he suffered a flat tyre several kilometres from the pits and was forced to make a frustratingly slow trip back through the rutted sand tracks to change his tyre.
Hamilton racer Paul Smith was also quietly positioning himself to take a shot at the leader, and emerged as a strong third when Rouse’s car pitted.
He in turn was slowed in the final laps when the roll cage on his car fractured. Smith continued one at reduced pace to make sure of a finish.
So with drama behind him at every corner, Buchanan could have been forgiven for thinking he could manage the race from the front – until his car’s transmission began to fail. Eventually, he was left with only first and third gears, and nursed the car home the final four laps with little ability to extend his lead if Lammers or Smith and been able to force the issue.
Now in its 34th year, the Woodhill 100 is the oldest event in New Zealand offroad racing. It is the toughest one-day enduro in the sport in this country, and is the longest continually-running endurance race of any type in New Zealand motorsport. A field of 60 competitors entered this year’s race; twenty were classified as finishers and only four completed the full 252 km race distance.

James Buchanan Wins 2013 Stihl Shop Woodhill 100

2013 Stihl Shop Woodhill 100 winner James Buchanan in the lead half way through the race. In impressive form as he drifts the Pit straight exit corner and starts another lap. Picture ©Philip Hagan 2013

2013 Stihl Shop Woodhill 100 winner James Buchanan in the lead half way through the race. In impressive form as he drifts the Pit straight exit corner and starts another lap. Picture ©Philip Hagan 2013

2013 Stihl Shop Woodhill 100 Official overall results

Overall:-1st 397 James Buchanan AORC
2nd 115 Clim Lammers Whangarei ORC
3rd 171 Paul Smith Waikato ORC
4th 135 Melvin Rouse Whangarei ORC
5th U77 Dave Bonniface AORC
6th 836 Craig Westgate
7th 305 Devlin Hill AORC
8th 371 Greg Winn Nelson ORC
9th U08 Phil Smart AORC
10th 126 Lance Cargill AORC
11th 388 Andrew Gates AORC
12th 808 William van der Wal PNORC
13th 372 John van Dyk Nelson ORC
14th 680 Keri Louie AORC
15th C91 Glen Houghton AORC
16th 991 Mike Konings Whangarei
17th 614 Michael Mabille AORC
18th 714 Tyler Castle
19th 205 Lucinda Maynard AORC
20th 469 Grant Rosenberg PNORC
21st U52 Shane HumberstoneTrophy Winners
Class 1
3rd 135 Melvin Rouse
2nd 171 Paul Smith
1st 115 Clim LammersClass 2
1st 214 Lucinda Maynard

Class 3
3rd 371 Greg Winn
2nd 305 Devlin Hill
1st 397 James Buchanan

Class 4
1st 469 Grant Rosenberg

Class 6
2nd 614 Michael Mabille
1st 680 Keri Louie

Class 7
1st 714 Tyler Castle

Class 8
2nd 808 William van der Wal
1st 836 Craig Westgate

Class 9
1st 991 Mike Konings

Challenger
1st C91 Glen Houghton

Class U
2nd U08 Phil Smart
1st U77 Dave Bonniface

Kiwitrucks Class M
1st M48 Jack Hawkeswood

Kiwitrucks Class J
3rd J11 Travis Buckley
2nd J03 Trae Carrington
1st J05 Marcus Runciman

A GRID FULL OF V8 THUNDER FOR 2013 STIHL SHOP WOODHILL 100

Jono Climo's new ProLite Race Truck ready for the forest

Jono Climo’s new ProLite Race Truck ready for the forest

 

Story by Mark Baker

  • New trucks, new race cars to challenge the champions
  • Massive field for 33rd Woodhill 100
  • Million dollar racer title chase

Fast five: race watchers are saying the first five rows of the grid for this weekend’s Stihl Woodhill 100 will probably include the eventual winner as the most competitive field in many years heads for the forest.
That first fast five rows will also have a net worth of somewhere in excess of one million dollars.
With Lotto millionnaire Trevor Cooper expected to front with his new US-built Jimco desert car, two-times winner Raana Horan of Paremoremo returning to shoot for a ‘three-peat’ in his V8 Nissan Titan, five-times winner Tony McCall (Manukau) looking for title number six in his BSL Terra Chev, west Auckland’s Jono Climo making his debut in an all-new Toyota Hilux with V8 turbo power and Gregg Carrington Hogg bringing out his Blue Thunder Chev-powered two-seater race car for its debut, there are no shortage of top-dollar race cars lining up for the 33rd running of this legendary offroad race.
In all, there are likely to be six former and current Woodhill champions contesting the race this year – most of them in cars with V8 power.
These leading competitors may well have a message for those in the smaller-engined classes who hope for an upset win: if you don’t have a V8 engine in a high spec truck or race car you are going to have a hard time making the pace.
But hovering behind the thundering V8s are the likes of James Buchanan, who won last year in his class 3 Cougar Evo Suzuki, Troy Tuffnell in a class three Cougar with Toyota power, and John van Dyk, the sole South Island racer, also in class three.
This year’s race is the longest yet, up from 246 km in 2012 to 252 km on a 28 km lap that mixes flat-out forest racing on logging roads with deeply-rutted sand tracks with massive holes that threaten to swallow the smaller race cars and four wheel drives.
It offers race fans a rare chance to see top-level race action in the vast pine forests of the northwest, up close and personal with the fastest offroad race drivers in New Zealand.
A West Harbour team entry gives the race a true family feel this year: in addition to Gregg Carrington-Hogg’s new unlimited class car, while in the next generation of the family double national class 7 champion Taine steps up to class five, and his youngest brother Trae will race in the Kiwitruck youth category.
The new ‘side-by-side’ UTV class will race at Woodhill, with current joint leader of the national championship Ben Thomasen of Tauranga heading up the entries of the small but deceptively fast motorcycle-engined race cars along with Mike Small of Manukau.
Now in its 33nd year, the Woodhill 100 is the oldest event in New Zealand offroad racing. It is the toughest one-day enduro in the sport in this country, and is the longest continually-running endurance race of any type in New Zealand motorsport.
Racing starts on Sunday 2 June with a separate event for the Kiwitruck youth category at 9.00 am on race morning using part of the main event race course, followed by the main race at 11.00 am. Organisers expect the race to be run and won by 3.00 pm.
Though it is a forest endurance race, spectators turn out in significant numbers to catch the action – more than 2500 race fans through the gate in 2012 – with plentiful vantage points close to the start-finish area and the leading racers topping 220km/h on the faster sections of the course.
The forest access for the race will be signposted for northern and southern traffic at the roundabout on SH16 near Parakai. Admission is $10/adult, children under 15 are free.

The Woodhill 100 winners: 32 years of the toughest race in New Zealand

1981 Daryll Carson
1982 Emil Versalko
1983 Daryll Carson
1984 Nigel Barton
1985 Ian Foster
1986 Emil Versalko
1987 Lindsay Pointon
1988 Des Warrington
1989 Ian Foster
1990 Ian Foster
1991 Ian Foster
1992 Ian Foster
1993 Trevor Hackett
1994 Emil Versalko
1995 Daynom Templeman
1996 Mike Cameron
1997 Daynom Templeman
1998 Ian Foster
1999 Tony McCall
2000 Grant Ferguson
2001 Trevor Hackett
2002 Lindsay Pointon
2003 Clim Lammers
2004 Tony McCall
2005 Tony McCall
2006 Tony McCall
2007 Tony McCall
2008 Clive Thornton
2009 Alan Butler
2010 Raana Horan
2011 Raana Horan
2012 James Buchanan

 

2013 Stihl Shop Woodhill 100 – Track Map & Spectator Information

2013 Stihl Shop Woodhill 100 - Race Track Map - Please note: track layout may differ at discretion of race officials. Map accurate at 25/5/13.

2013 Stihl Shop Woodhill 100 – Race Track Map – Please note: track layout may differ at discretion of race officials. Map accurate at 25/5/13.

Welcome to the Auckland Offroad Racing Club’s 33rd running of the 2013 Stihl Shop Woodhill 100. The above track map shows the race track at South Head. It also shows what to expect on your journey to the track and what you will find in the main spectator area at the track.

Competitors that have raced Woodhill in the last few years will be familiar with the area. But, please note the new PIT area. This Pit will be controlled and your parking area will be allocated to your race vehicles only. If your race crew arrive in extra vehicles they wil be required to park in the public parking area detailed on the map.

Spectators wanting to attend should drive to Parakai (follow Highway 16 and turn off to Parakai). Drive through Parakai and travel North on South Head Road. Turn left off South Head Road onto Trig Road (25 minutes approx. north of Parakai) and follow signs to race venue in Woodhill Forest.

Scrutineering & Qualifying Sprints:
Saturday 1st June from 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Pulpit Rock Road, Waimauku.
Follow the signs from Kumeu heading North on State Highway 16.
Approximately 5 minutes drive after Waimauku; Pulpit Rock Road is on the left.
Will be signposted at the gate.
Scrutineering:
Please park as directed and register at AORC registration. Once registered, please proceed with your vehicle through to scrutineering. Please ensure you are wearing race overalls, and have with you, your helmet, neck brace and gloves with you as once you have completed scrutineering you will immediately proceed to queue up for qualifying sprint.
Qualifying Sprints:
Once you have completed scrutineering, please put on helmet, neck brace and belt yourself in and proceed directly to the queue for the qualifying sprint. You will undergo a belt, neck brace and helmet check, and be briefed on the qualifying lap.
Sunday Scrutineering & Qualifying:
If you are unable to make the Saturday scrutineering, you can be scrutineered on the Sunday morning at the track, but your grid position will be immediately behind the last placed vehicle in your class – no exceptions.

2013 Stihl Shop Woodhill 100 Sprint Track layout

2013 Stihl Shop Woodhill 100 Sprint Track layout

Location of Saturday's Scrutineering and Sprint Track venue

Location of Saturday’s Scrutineering and Sprint Track venue

 Woodhill 100 History

A History of Woodhill 100 Winners

A History of Woodhill 100 Winners

2013 Stihl Shop Woodhill 100 entrys – so far – Lunchtime Friday 24/5/13

  1. Van der Wall PNORC 808
  2. Dave Bonniface AORC U77
  3. Tony Marwood Day Licence 367
  4. James Buchanan AORC 397
  5. Trevor Cooper AORC 189
  6. Dale Buckley AORC 852
  7. Raana Horan AORC 899
  8. Derek Cecil AORC 671
  9. Michael Mabille AORC 614
  10. Ben Thomasen Waikato U20
  11. Clive Thornton Bay 150
  12. Steven Stokes AORC 322
  13. Gregg Winn Nelson 371
  14. Travis Buckley ATR J77
  15. Lance Cargill AORC 126
  16. Alan Butler AORC 110
  17. Glen Houghton AORC C91
  18. Marcus Runciman ATR J05
  19. Mike Cox CPORC 875
  20. Craig Patterson AORC 214
  21. Lucinda Maynard AORC 205
  22. Mike Konings Whangar 991
  23. Melvin Rouse WORC 135
  24. Keri Louie AORC 680
  25. Maurice Bain Waikato 900
  26. Phil Findlay 569
  27. John Van Dyk 372
  28. Trae Carrington J03
  29. Taine Carrington 530
  30. Gregg Carrington Hogg 120

Just over a week to go. Get your entry in! Entry forms available at www.aucklandoffroadracing.co.nz and www.oranz.co.nz

Sealegs Baja to line up for Woodhill 100

 Lance Cargill will be racing the ex. Mike Cox - Class 1 - Jimco Baja at the Woodhill 100

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.

#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.