Nelson's Ben Hunt was just one point ahead of third-placed
David Holder in the New Zealand Rally Championship final
standings after finishing second in Saturday's Daybreaker
Rally round in Manawatu.
The the New Zealand Rally Championship title already sewn up,
there will be a fierce, six-way fight for the overall podium
spots that will be decided at the Daybreaker Rally tomorrow.
Driving his in-house-built Toyota Corolla, Chris Henderson
credited his Dunedin team for his result as the
highest-placed Otago driver in the first round of the South
Island Endurance Series (SIES), held at Invercargill's
Teretonga Park on Saturday.
An extra team member enabled Emma Gilmour to achieve her
best-ever heat race result in the Global Rallycross
Championship (GRC) at the weekend.
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.
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