Mon, 23 Mar 2020 - International Rally of Whangarei forced to postpone 2020 event

The scheduled 8-10 May running of the International Rally of Whangarei, the third round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) has been forced to postpone.

A statement on Thursday 19 March by MotorSport New Zealand to suspend the necessary permit to run the event has forced the postponement. The event falls inside the two-month period of suspended activity – due to the COVID-19 situation.

“We are naturally disappointed to be caught-up in this ever-changing situation. As much as people are attempting to go about their lives the current reality today is, we cannot run on our allocated date,” said International Rally of Whangarei organising committee chairman Mr Willard Martin.

“While we still have the backing and support of the local Council and infrastructure to proceed, we must be certain it can be run before committing a new date to the calendar.”

An update will be announced on Thursday 23 April following a meeting of the event organisers.

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 - MotorSport New Zealand to suspend all events for two months

MotorSport New Zealand has made the decision to suspend all MotorSport New Zealand permitted events, at all levels, initially for two months in response to the fast-evolving COVID-19 situation, effective immediately until May 19th.

Following a meeting between MotorSport New Zealand Management and the Board, it was decided that the most important thing to consider amid COVID-19 was the safety and wellbeing of all members of our sport, those that offer their services at events, the community in general and spectators.

In making this significant decision, both Management and the Board hope that the sport might be able to return to some form of business as usual before the two month period if the event the COVID-19 situation shows signs of improvement.

Naturally, this suspension will be subject to ongoing review and advice from both the Ministry of Health and Government generally.

MotorSport New Zealand understands the financial impact COVID-19 will have on our Clubs and are actively investigating all avenues to ease the financial burden

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 - 2020 Otago Rally will be postponed indefinitely

Due to the spread of COVID-19 the Otago Rally, one of New Zealand's major motorsports events, will not be held on the planned date of April 3-5, 2020.

It is unknown whether an alternative date later in 2020 is feasible. If this proves not to be the case, then the event will definitely be held in 2021.

Until recently it was felt that the event could have been run safely and to a high standard by adopting measures that minimised crowd sizes and avoided public gatherings.

The organisers have been tracking the escalation of COVID-19 and since last weekend it has become clear that it would be neither practical nor socially responsible to stage the event. Further, they feel that there is a high likelihood of further restrictions on travel and crowd sizes.

Calling off the event now minimises further impact to competitors, before they commit to travelling to Dunedin.

It is well understood that competitors will have put their heart and soul into preparing for the Otago Rally and the 2020 championship. Despite this, many competitors have indicated that they need to withdraw, as family, work and business are now an immediate priority. All competitors will have their entry free refunded in full.

The Rally wishes to state their appreciation of the support shown by their funders, sponsors, volunteers and competitors. Their messages have confirmed how strong the Dunedin and motorsport communities are.

Thousands of hours have been invested in the 2020 event, fortunately it is likely that a significant amount of this planning can be reused in the next event.

A major regret is the loss of the economic benefits to Dunedin, 7000 bed nights and a direct spend of $1.8M. Providing such benefits to the City has always been a strong motivation for the organisers.

Supporters, the community and competitors are reassured that there is no risk to the capability in running future events and the organisers look forward to making this a reality at the first opportunity.

The event receives Major Events funding from Dunedin City Council, and is supported by the Otago Community Trust.

Mon, 9 Mar 2020 - Mackenzie & Sayers make it three out of three with win in latest Targa Bambina event.

Third time was indeed a charm for Auckland’s Haydn Mackenzie and his Hamilton-based co-driver Matt Sayers (Mitsubishi Evo 10 RS) as the pair won the first Targa tarmac rally event of the year, the two-day, Waikato-based, Targa Bambina, which finished in Hamilton this afternoon.

The pair won their first Targa tarmac rally together – the two-day Targa Hawke’s Bay event - in May last year then took on and won – on only their second attempt – the main five-day Targa New Zealand event through the central North Island in late October and early November 2019.

That makes their emphatic lead-from-the-front win in the weekend’s newly reinstated Targa Bambina event their third on the trot, and sets the pair up nicely for their first event ‘title defence,’ of the two-day Targa Hawkes Bay event which this year is being held over the May 16-17 weekend.

The weekend’s Targa Bambina event combined close to 300kms of timed closed special stages over the two days, seven in the south-western Waikato and King Country on Saturday and eight in the south-east of the province today.

To say that Mackenzie and Sayers dominated the event would be an understatement, the pair winning all but two of the stages outright and arriving back in Hamilton on Sunday afternoon with a lead of over four minutes (4:19.7) over their teammates in the Auckland-based DMG Automotive squad, David Rogers and his co-driver Shane Reynolds, in Rogers’ virtually identical Mitsubishi Evo 10 RS.

On the first day of the event, and for the first three stages today, the Mitsubishi pair were split by the Subaru Impreza WRX of long-time Targa competitor Leigh Hopper and his co-driver Michael Goudie, both from Orewa.

Hopper was the only driver to take a stage win off Mackenzie of the first day of competition and was less than a minute behind as the cars entered parc ferme on Saturday night, However his challenge ended on the side of the road with a mechanical issue on the old Te Aroha Road stage this morning, effectively gifting second place to the Rogers/Reynolds Mitsubishi.

The combination of crisp sunny days and dry roads meant the 4WD Mitsubishis and Subarus did not have quite the advantage they might usually have over the 2WD BMW sports coupes that are so popular with the event’s ‘privateers’

Included in this group are the likes of the E48 M3 of Perth-based expat Robert Darrington and his Kiwi co-driver Dave Abetz, the deceptively quick BMW 330ti Compact of Jeremy Friar and co-driver Katrina Renshaw, and the late model BMW M2 of local Targa stalwart Mike Tubbs and co-driver Brooke Walden.

Darrington, in particular, didn’t disappoint, setting the second quickest stage time in four stages, the first against the full field of front runners on Saturday, then three times on Sunday, and in the end was only a minute (1:01.1) adrift of Rogers to claim third place and first place in his class (7).

Also impressing with his pace was Jeremy Friar, who ended up fourth overall, just edging out (the margin in the end was a meagre 38.6 seconds) the first production 4WD car home, the Subaru Impreza WRX of Hawke’s Bay pair Ivan Knauf and Trevor Corbin.

The margin was even closer between the Knauf Subaru in fifth place, and Mike Tubbs’ 2WD BMW M2 – just 9.1 seconds

The fact that the organisers offered a new GPS and video-based pace note system to all competitors for the first time obviously also played a part because on some stages in particular the margins between competitors in very different cars had to be seen to be believed.

In the penultimate stage on Saturday, a 13.92km sprint near Waitomo, fourth placed Robert Darrington was just a single second slower through it in his 2WD BMW M3 than third placed David Rogers in his 4WD Mitsubishi Evo 10 RS.

The margins were even less from fifth to eighth places, 0.4 of a second separating Jeremy Friar is his 2WD BMW Compact, and Ivan Knauf in sixth in his 4WD Subaru Impreza WRX. Mike Tubbs in his 2WD BMW M2 was just a further 0.4 of a second back in seventh place while Mainlander Andrew Oakley was eighth in his 4WD Audi RS5 only 0.9 of a second back.

After spending literally years trying, victory in the Classic 2WD category must have tasted especially sweet today, too, for event stalwarts Anthony and Joanne Butler in their locally-made (HQ Holden-based) Cheetah sports coupe.

The pair were never far from the Top 10 for most of the first day and were rewarded with the overnight lead in the Classic 2WD category over the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 of fellow Aucklanders Mark McCaughan and Lindsay Lyons.

Today they further extended that to finish 10th overall and finally claim a dominant class win by almost a minute-and-a-half over McCaughan’s newer and considerably more exotic Mercedes-Benz.

Targa New Zealand events are organised by the Ultimate Rally Group with the support of sponsors AndrewSimms.co.nz, Chicane Racewear, Global Security, NZ Classic Car magazine, Race Brakes, Race4Life Trust, Racetech, TrackIt, Vital and Writeraze.

Sun, 8 Mar 2020 - Hayden Paddon wins inaugural Golden 1200 Hillclimb

Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon won the inaugural Ben Nevis Station Golden 1200 Hillclimb which wrapped up on Sunday 8 March. Rotorua’s Sloan Cox was second and Kaiapoi’s Job Quantock third.

The overall leader-board was determined by adding a competitor’s best time from day one to their best time from day two. Cromwell-based Paddon’s combined time was 5m 49.3s compared to Cox’s 6m 13.5s and Quantock’s 6m 18.5s with the trio taking the top three places overall and in the open 4WD class. Paddon set the course record of 2m 52.8s on his final run on Saturday.

Overnight rain meant conditions for day two of the event couldn’t have been more different than the first day’s dust and wind. The 6km gravel hillclimb became increasingly muddy and cut up with officials opting to reduce the scheduled three runs to only two in a bid to lessen damage to the road which provided the only access to Cromwell for those at the event and Nevis Valley locals.

Paddon said: “I probably had an unfair advantage, but you’ve got to take it when you can. Huge thanks to everyone who’s been part of it. We’ve had our challenges over the last few days so big thanks to Roger, Norm, Craig and everyone whose volunteered to make the event happen in such a short space of time. There’s certainly a lot more we can improve on for the future to be bigger and better.

“It’s a shame we couldn’t get through all the runs today but with the wet conditions, we’ve done pretty well to get through five runs in total.”

In terms of his own best time on the 6km Nevis hillclimb, he said: “We’ve set a benchmark for next year with yesterday’s best time. The Hyundai has run absolutely faultlessly so huge thanks to the guys. Now we’ve got this engine finally sorted, we’ll be able to wind the wick up for other events this year. The driving was the easiest part of the weekend to be fair.”

Cox said: “It’s an awesome bit of road. We had no idea what the car was going to do and it’s the longest road the car’s done in a long time, as we used to 1.5 km not 6km. Today was a new experience with this car in the rain and it was pretty wicked, heaps of grip. I’m definitely looking forward to more events like this. We’ve been battling to get the car ready after Leadfoot and today it ran faultlessly.”

Quantock put in a sterling drive, saying: “They were challenging conditions today and the car’s been like an animal. The event has run really smoothly so credit to Hayden and the organising team. It’s pretty cool to have a different format with your best time yesterday combined with best time today making this almost like a personal rally type event, something different to a shootout.”

Amberley’s Ian Ffitch was fourth quickest overall and dominated the quad and UTV class with a combined time of 6m 22.9s. Fifth fastest was another open 4WD competitor Scott Simpson, from Oamaru, in his VW Polo with a combined 6m 31s.

The hillclimb took place over the weekend of 7 and 8 March on 6km of the highest public road in New Zealand in the Nevis Valley and attracted keen spectators to the scenic venue. The event was Paddon’s brainchild and attracted a 90-strong, full capacity starting list across 12 categories of cars, quads, motorbikes and offroaders within a few days of entries opening late last year. The event was made possible with the support of Hyundai New Zealand, GoPro, Repco, Gravity, WinmaX Brake Pads, Ben Nevis Station, Central Apartments, Civil Construction, Design Windows and Highlands.

Final results are available on www.chrissport.co.nz and regular video and news updates are on the Paddon Rallysport Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/paddonrallysport/. The event will also feature a 30min highlights package screened on the CRC Motorsport TV show.

Sat, 7 Mar 2020 - Mackenzie & Sayers dominate first day of Targa Bambina event.

Auckland’s Haydn Mackenzie and his Hamilton-based co-driver Matt Sayers (Mitsubishi Evo 10 RS) have dominated the first day of competition on this year’s two-day Targa Bambina in the south Waikato and King Country.

The pair won six of today’s seven timed special stages to arrive back in Hamilton with a lead of almost a minute (0:58.1) over second placed Subaru Impreza WRX driver Leigh Hopper and his co-driver Michael Goudie from Orewa (the only other pair to win a stage today) and just over one and three-quarter minutes (1:47.3) ahead of third placed David Rogers from Auckland and his new co-driver, Shane Reynolds, from Temuka (Mitsubishi Evo 10 RS).

Fourth home this afternoon was the first 2WD car, the BMW M3 of Perth-based expat Robert Darrington and Kiwi co-driver David Abetz, just under a minute (50.4s) clear of the second 2WD car home, Production (GT2) 2WD class leader Jeremy Friar and co-driver Katrina Renshaw (BMW 330ti Compact).

In sixth place – incredibly – just 2.5 seconds back was Production 4WD (GT4) class leader Ivan Knauf and co-driver Trevor Corbin (both from the Hawke’s Bay) in Knauf’s late model Subaru Impreza WRX 4WD.

With the roads remaining dry and temperatures in the high teens and early 20s today, conditions were close to perfect for Targa-style tarmac rallying and some of the margins between competitors in very different cars had to be seen to be believed. 

In the penultimate stage, the 13.92km sprint near Waitomo, fourth placed Robert Darrington was just a single second slower through it in his 2WD BMW M3 than third placed David Rogers in his 4WD Mitsubishi Evo 10 RS. Amazingly the margins were even less between fifth placed Jeremy Friar is his 2WD BMW Compact, and Ivan Knauf in sixth in his 4WD Subaru Impreza WRX (0.4 of a second), local ace Mike Tubbs in his 2WD BMW M2 in seventh (another 0.4 of a second) and Mainlander Andrew Oakley who was eighth home in his 4WD Audi RS5, only a further 0.9 of a second back.

Also impressing with their pace today were event and Classic 2WD category stalwarts Anthony and Joanne Butler in their locally-made (HQ Holden-based) Cheetah sports coupe.

The pair were never far from the Top 10 for most of the day and were rewarded with the overnight lead in the Classic 2WD category over the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 of fellow Aucklanders Mark McCaughan and Lindsay Lyons.

This year’s Targa Bambina event continues tomorrow with stages in the south and east Waikato with the first car due to leave the overnight base at the FMG Stadium in Hamilton at 8.15am and get back to the official end point at Claudelands Arena at 3.55pm.

Sat, 7 Mar 2020 - Paddon, Quantock and Cox fastest at Golden 1200 hillclimb

Hayden Paddon, Job Quantock and Sloan Cox set the three fastest times on the opening day of Ben Nevis Station Golden 1200 Hillclimb.

All three set their fastest times on the third of three runs with Paddon fastest in his Hyundai i20 AP4 with a time of 2m 52.8s. Quantock was second quickest with 3m 8s and Cox was third fastest with 3m 11.2s.

The hillclimb is taking place over the weekend of 7 and 8 March on 6km of winding hillside on the Nevis Road in Central Otago. The event is Paddon’s brainchild and attracted a 90-strong, full capacity starting list across 12 categories of cars, quads, motorbikes and offroaders within a few days of entries opening late last year.

The hillclimb sees each competitor complete six runs of the course over the two days. The fastest time from each day counts towards the competitor’s final results.

Saturday’s first run of the original 89 entrants got underway around 9.30am in cool, overcast conditions. As expected, Ashburton’s Ian Ffitch was by far the fastest of the quad and motorcycle classes with a time of 3m 34.2s and Dunedin’s Chris Hey dominated the timesheets for the open 2WD class in his potent Toyota MR2 with a 3m 46.1s. Gore’s Andrew Graves topped the rally 4WD class with a time of 3m 32s while Kaiapoi’s Job Quantock topped the overall standings with a time of 3m 20.8s in his Skoda AP4. Regrettably issues with the timing system meant some class one competitors, including top seed Hayden Paddon, didn’t have a time recorded for the first run.

A few delays hampered the second run which saw 77 competitors complete the 6km hillclimb course. Spectators were pleased to see Paddon set the fastest time so far of 2m 55.6s in his Hyundai i20 AP4 in full hillclimb spec averaging 125km/h on the gravel road which climbs 540m from the Nevis River to the finish at an elevation of 1200m. Rotorua’s Sloan Cox setting his first time today of 3m 11.30s. Third overall in that run and third in the open 4WD class was Waimate’s Ben Terry 3m 13.9s. Rangiora’s Robbie Stokes was the fastest of the rally 4WD competitors with a time of 3m 16.7s in his Fiesta AP4. Ffitch continued to lead the motorcycle/quad field with an eighth fastest overall time of 3m 22.2s.

The third run got away late afternoon in increasingly cloudy and cool conditions. Paddon went slightly faster to top the day’s timesheets with 2m 52.8s. Quantock put in a sterling run in his Skoda – also in full hillclimb spec like Paddon’s - to be second overall with 3m 8s and Cox was third fastest with 3m 11.2s. The open 2WD class includes the X-karts with Waikanae’s Jeff Ward powering a Semog X-kart up the hill quickest with his best time of 3m 24.7s. Te Anau’s Paul Preston topped the day’s standings for the club 4WD class with a time of 3m 31.9s. Stewart Reid from Brisbane was fastest among the 1.6 to 2 litre 2WD competitors with his best time of 3m 40.4s while Christchurch’s Taylor Judd led the 1.3-1.6 litre 2WD class with a 3m 34.6s. Steve Gray from Timaru headed the 1.3-1.6 litre 2WD class with 4m 5.6s.

Southland’s Jared Racz was quickest for the day in the lower cc rating motorcycle class with a best time of 3m 25.5s and Timaru’s Andrew Wright was fastest in the larger motorcycle category with 3m 47.9s. Ffitch dominated the quad bike class with his day’s best time of 3m 13s. Among the offroaders, Kingston’s Don Preston set a 3m 39s in the open ORANZ class and Dyson Delahunty, from Tauranga, was fastest in the UTV with a 3m 26.9s.

The Ben Nevis Station Golden 1200 Hillclimb continues on Sunday with three more runs on the 6km course for all competitors across the 12 categories. The inaugural winner of the Golden 1200 trophy will be identified once the best times from all six runs are completed.

The Golden 1200 Hillclimb takes place on the highest public road in New Zealand in the Nevis Valley and was made possible with the support of Hyundai New Zealand, GoPro, Repco, Gravity, WinmaX Brake Pads, Ben Nevis Station, Central Apartments, Civil Construction, Design Windows and Highlands.

Timing and results will be livestreamed from the event on www.chrissport.co.nz and with regular video and news updates will be published on the Paddon Rallysport Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/paddonrallysport/ from the dedicated media team. The event will also feature a 30min highlights package screened on TV3 CRC Motorsport show in the weeks following the event.

Spectator access to the designated viewing zones is free and offer spectators high octane motorsport among Central Otago’s breath-taking scenery. Access and parking is via the Nevis Road from Bannockburn. Please follow the directions of the marshals. More information and the spectator maps is available by clicking the Golden 1200 button on the Paddon Rallysport website www.paddonrallysport.co.nz.

Thu, 5 Mar 2020 - Hamilton hosts new-look Targa Bambina event this weekend

The name – Targa Bambina – might be familiar. But that – plus the time of the year and general area the event is being held in – are two of the only other things that will be when competitors are flagged away from Hamilton’s FMG Stadium on Saturday morning for the first of three Targa tarmac motor rallies being held in New Zealand this year.

For a start, the new two-day, 789.54km ‘Bambina’ event (which uses a mix of new and popular stages from previous Targa NZ and Targa Rotorua events) is the first that owner and organiser, the Ultimate Rally Group, will run solely under permits issued by the Auckland-based Australasian AutoSport Alliance (AASA), rather than long-time incumbent, the Wellington-based MotorSport New Zealand organisation (MSNZ).

Last year permitting and licensing functions at the two Targa events run were split between MSNZ (the competition side) and the AASA (the concurrently run but non-timed Targa Tour).

This year all three Targa events – Bambina this weekend, Hawke’s Bay in May, and the main, five-day Targa New Zealand in October, will be permitted by the AASA.

The other major change this weekend is the introduction of a special stage safety note system.

Traditionally, Targa events have been ‘blind’ with the route book more a navigation guide to and from each stage with only major intersections and hazards noted.

Under the new Jemba-based system adopted by the Ultimate Rally Group, every corner on every stage is defined using words (i.e. medium), letters (L for left, R for right) and numbers (1 being the slowest, 8 the fastest).

The Jemba Inertia Notes System is based on software developed by Swedish company Jemba and comes complete with a video of each stage (which can be viewed on the Targa NZ website).

The cost to set up and run the system was substantial but Ultimate Rally Group owner and event director Peter Martin says it was one he simply had to bear.

“Like everything else these days,” he said earlier this week, ‘it’s a safety issue and the cost is just another compliance one I have to pay if I want to keep running events like Targa.

“Some of our regulars would prefer to see us continue in the ‘blind’ tradition, where part of the unique skill set of a ‘Targa driver’ is to be able to ‘read’ the road. But my attitude is: “If it’s available, and it makes the event safer for everyone involved, how can we afford not to use it?

“As more requirements are placed on event management and more external investigation is likely, we have to be able to justify everything we do in order to minimise the risk to all involved.”

In much the same way - and following on from his move, several years ago now, to make the use of HANS (Head And Neck Safety) devices compulsory for all drivers and co-drivers - all new-build vehicles entered in a Targa event from this weekend’s Targa Bambina event must be fitted with seats with integral head restraints (aka ‘winged’ seats).

“There has been huge development in this area and as we have highly recommended the use of these for the last five years. So, “ says Martin, “we are now saying that from 2020 any new-to-Targa vehicle will be required to have them and we are encouraging everyone else entering an existing vehicle to upgrade their seats.

“Again, this is fundamentally a safety issue, and one, I feel, we as an event organiser have to take a strong lead on.”

Having won both the Hawke’s Bay and ‘main Targa’ events last year, Auckland/Hamilton pair Haydn Mackenzie and Matt Sayers (Mitsubishi Evo 10) enjoy favourite status heading into this weekend’s event.

Spirited opposition, however, is expected to come from fellow Mitsubishi Evo 10 pair, David Rogers and new co-driver Shane Reynolds, and Targa specialist Leigh Hopper and co-driver Michael Goudie (Subaru Impreza WRX).

There will also be plenty of interest in how the Ford Escort MK 2 of Emirates Team NZ boss Grant Dalton and co-driver Chris Stephens goes in the Classic class.

The event will again consist of competition and tour (non-competitive) categories with a total entry of 34 cars.

Start point over the weekend is the FMG Stadium in Hamilton with the first car due to leave at 7.15 am and return at 5.05pm on Saturday. On Sunday the first car is die to leave at 8.15am and get back to the official end point at Claudelands Arena at 3.55pm.

Recent Results
PosDriverTotal 
1New ZealandJosh Marston50:08.6
2New ZealandJob Quantock+31.5
3New ZealandMarcus van Klink+2:11.5
4New ZealandGraham Ferguson+2:48.1
5New ZealandSean Haggarty+3:19.8
6New ZealandGaret Thomas+3:31.1
7New ZealandRobert McCallum+3:49.5
8New ZealandJohn Giltrap+3:56.6
9New ZealandRobbie Stokes+4:28.7
10New ZealandAndy Martin+4:35.4
11New ZealandTony Gosling+5:02.0
12New ZealandPeter Scharmach+5:10.0
13New ZealandDave Ollis+5:54.5
14New ZealandMark Parsons+6:20.0
15New ZealandGrant Walker+6:59.0
16New ZealandDavid Birkett+7:53.3
17New ZealandBrian Green+7:53.4
18New ZealandEddie Gray+8:01.0
19New ZealandBrent Rawstron+8:04.2
20New ZealandSimon Curry+8:27.5
PosDriverTotal 
1New ZealandHaydn Mackenzie1:54:00.9
2New ZealandDavid Rogers+4:19.7
3AustraliaRobert Darrington+5:20.8
4New ZealandJeremy Friar+7:03.1
5New ZealandIvan Knauf+7:41.7
6New ZealandMike Tubbs+7:50.8
7New ZealandAndrew Oakley+11:02.7
8New ZealandTroy Twomey+13:38.4
9New ZealandJohn Rae+15:17.3
10New ZealandAnthony Butler+16:09.3
11New ZealandTerry May+16:14.0
12New ZealandMark McCaughan+17:34.0
13New ZealandBob Boniface+18:08.5
14New ZealandRobert Webster+22:40.4
15New ZealandPatrick O'Donnell+22:55.3
16New ZealandDavid O'Neill+40:29.4
PosDriverBest  
1New ZealandHayden Paddon (1)2:52.8
2New ZealandSloan Cox (2)3:02.3
3New ZealandJob Quantock (6)3:08.0
4New ZealandIan Ffitch (144)3:09.9
5New ZealandRobbie Stokes (16)3:12.2
6New ZealandScott Simpson (9)3:12.7
7New ZealandBen Terry (5)3:13.9
8New ZealandAndrew Graves (15)3:14.2
9New ZealandJohnny Racz (119)3:15.6
10New ZealandMike Wellington (10)3:16.1
11New ZealandMichael Tall (7)3:17.6
12New ZealandSteve Wellington (12)3:19.8
13New ZealandJames Mitchell (14)3:20.2
14New ZealandMark Tapper (30)3:20.7
15New ZealandCarter Strang (18)3:21.0
16New ZealandDavid Quantock (8)3:22.2
17New ZealandSean Haggarty (17)3:22.8
18New ZealandScott Jones (11)3:24.5
19New ZealandJeff Ward (46)3:24.7
20New ZealandJarod Owens (47)3:25.1
2020 Points
PosNamePoints
1New ZealandJosh Marston30
2New ZealandJob Quantock26
3New ZealandMarcus Van Klink23
4New ZealandSean Haggarty20
5New ZealandGaret Thomas18
6New ZealandJohn Giltrap17
7New ZealandRobbie Stokes16
8New ZealandAndy Martin15
9New ZealandTony Gosling14
10New ZealandDave Ollis13
11New ZealandMark Parsons12
12New ZealandDavid Birkett11
13New ZealandBrian Green10
14New ZealandStephen Gill9
15New ZealandBrendon Wadsworth8
16New ZealandDean Schroder7
17New ZealandNick Marston6
18New ZealandCraig Cormack5
19New ZealandPaul Fraser4
20New ZealandHarri Judd3
PosNamePoints
1New ZealandHaydn Mackenzie90
1New ZealandIvan Knauf90
1New ZealandAnthony Butler90
1New ZealandJeremy Friar90
5New ZealandMike Tubbs82
5New ZealandAndrew Oakley82
5New ZealandMark McCaughan82
8New ZealandDavid Rogers78
8AustraliaRobert Darrington78
10New ZealandPatrick O'Donnell76
10New ZealandTroy Twomey76
12New ZealandJohn Rae72
12New ZealandTerry May72
14New ZealandRobert Webster69
14New ZealandBob Boniface69
16New ZealandDavid O'Neill67
17New ZealandLeigh Hopper66
18New ZealandJerry Rowley64
18New ZealandAnton Tallott64
20New ZealandGrant Dalton60