The South Island endurance series blasts into life this
weekend and brings with it a flurry of firsts for many of the
Otago and Southland competitors.
Hawea's Steve Rumore has plans to compact the campers he used
to build on a grand scale in the United States into smaller,
slide-on versions that can fit on either a ute deck or
Team-mates and rivals Hayden Paddon and Chris Atkinson will
bring their transtasman rivalry to Rally Australia this
Landlocked Milton might not be the place you would expect to
find a thriving boat-building business.
Emma Gilmour just missed out on her quest to reach her first
Global Rallycross Championship final at the Florida round at
Punctures and suspension damage left the podium spots devoid
of the usual New Zealand Rally Championship frontrunners at
the Rally of Coromandel on Saturday.
Teething issues in the car that young Coromandel rally driver
Alex Kelsey designed and built himself seem to be sorted just
in time for his home event today.
Rhys Gardner's Mitsubishi Evo 9 redeemed itself in the best
way possible as he won the Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday by
just over 2min.
Rhys Gardner is hoping he has already put his bad luck behind
him before tomorrow's Catlins Coast Rally, after a terrifying
moment testing his Mitsubishi Evo 9.5 RS this week.
Competing in his fifth Rally of Finland over the next four
days, Hayden Paddon will literally become a flying Kiwi.
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