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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 races.
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.