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We welcome Les Summerfield to the committee and say thanks to Chris Herdman for stepping up for the role of vice-president. 2016 will be Graham Wilson's 10th year at the helm and what a fantastic job he does, putting in huge volunteer hours. Congrats again to all our club champions for the 2015 season.
A great piece of 4km forestry road, Mt Thomas was an awesome, last sprint for the season. A new piece of road was used compared to previous years so it was an even playing field and exciting to watch the times tumble and the battles heat up. Congratulations to Mike Tall for taking out 1st overall, Gary Hawkes 1st 4WD class 4, Rob McCallum 1st 2WD +1600cc, Josh Mitchell 1st 2WD 1301-1600cc and Chris Herdman 1st 2WD 0-1300cc. Photos courtesy of Kevin Corin Photography.
It was a very dusty last event for the 2015 season at the Okuku autocross. A huge field of 33 competitors lined up to have a skid on the grass, some were long-time, experienced members and others were having a go at driving a car for the very first time! Fun was had by all. Congratulations to Chris Herdman who beat the field by a massive 11 seconds, leaving Jayden Tainui and Josh Mitchell behind in second and third respectively. Photos courtesy of Kevin Corin Photography.
Our third Autocross for the 2015 season. Damp, patchy conditions made it tough to pick good lines and braking points. Many drivers got unstuck and made mistakes. Mike Pentecost drove calm and clean to take a well deserved 1st place overall in his immaculate works-replica Mini, leaving some embarrassed modern 4WD's in his wake.
Another great road near Waipara, Onepunga Rd was our second gravel sprint for the season and was a great opportunity for teams to test their machines before the Lone Star Canterbury Rally. Onepunga Rd is 3.7km of awesome north Canterbury gravel. Congratulations to overall winner Mike Tall and our class winners; Chris Herdman winner of class 1 (0-1300cc), Brent Buist winner of class 2 (1301-1600cc), Glenn Buist winner of class 3 (1601+cc) and Darryl Campbell winner of class 4 (4WD). Photos courtesy of Kevin Corin Photography.
It's a wicked 7km sprint that includes a bunch of high speed brows and corners at the start and is followed by some twisty hill country with great views and some big drops, then opens up again towards the finish. Congratulations to Matt Summerfield overall winner, Chris Herdman first in class 1 (0-1300cc), Brent Buist winner of class 2 (1301-1600cc), Ross Teesdale winner of class 3 (1601+cc) and Jeff Judd winner of class 4 (4WD). Photos courtesy of Kevin Corin Photography.