Eight years ago, Otago Daily Times motorsport writer
Catherine Pattison started reporting on the rallying exploits
of a young driver from Geraldine. Now, Hayden Paddon is on
the world stage. Pattison helps the rally ace reflect on an
Wrestling a brawny, 41-year-old F5000 race car that has
''steering issues'' around a circuit is a sure-fire way to
wear a man out, Steve Ross reckons.
Every class podium at the New Zealand supercross
championships had at least one Otago rider standing on its
steps on Thursday night.
Despite supercross racing not featuring on his schedule and
his focus being firmly on next year's national motocross
championships, Scott Columb will ride in today's supercross
event in Winton.
United Kingdom team Vince Bristow and co-driver Dean Mitchell
seized a slim lead in the Silver Fern Rally last night as the
cars arrived in Timaru.
Hayden Paddon plans to channel experience gained on the Otago
Rally's slippery forestry stages when he contests the final
World Rally Championship round, Wales Rally GB, this weekend.
Otago drivers popped up all over the class podiums in the
1+01 (one-hour-plus-one-lap) mini-enduro at Highlands
Motorsport Park on Sunday.
Highlands Motorsport Park owner, promotor and competitor Tony
Quinn couldn't have asked for more from the Cromwell
facility's second running of its 101 endurance meeting at the
The Highlands 101 endurance race delivered in sensational
style yesterday when the race circuit's owner, Tony Quinn,
and Garth Tander snatched a last-lap victory.
Claiming her first spot in a Red Bull Global Rallycross
Championship (GRC) final, Emma Gilmour ended her season on an
absolute high in Las Vegas yesterday.
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