Click to enlarge. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Motorcycling enthusiasts staked out viewing spots in the
sandhills and competitors lined up on their bikes on
Invercargill's Oreti Beach yesterday for Burt Munro Challenge
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The 50-mile (80.5km) main event for the Burt Munro Trophy was
won by Christchurch's Jason Feavor, from Greg Baynes, of
Invercargill, and Heath Botica, of Nelson.
The week-long challenge, organised by the Southland
Motorcycle Club, celebrates Southland's motorcycling legend,
who set many New Zealand land-speed records before heading to
the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
His first trip there as a competitor was in 1962, aged 63,
where he set a world land-speed record of 178.98mph (288kmh).
Racing will conclude with the Teretonga sprint races today
and street races in Wyndham tomorrow.