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NZ1-Top of The South thriller
NZ1/Top of The South thriller

This year the double-header Top of The South meeting was definitely a biggie. As well as each venue (Blenheim on Friday night and Saturday, and Nelson on Sunday) hosting a round of this year’s Mainland Superwinch Challenge the event also doubled as the winch challenge world’s annual North vs South (Island) Challenge, and national NZ1 event.

Two-and-a-half days of hard out winching by 27 teams, seven from the North Island team (two from Hamilton and five from Wellington) and the balance for the South.

They came from all over the Mainland too, from as far south as Balclutha to Dunedin, Queenstown, Timaru, Christchurch and three teams from Blenheim and six from Nelson. 

Nelson certainly is Jeep country, with five of the crews Jeep-based. The Jeeps certainly showed what they are capable of as well. Or was it the teams in the Jeeps, or maybe the electric Superwinchs they all were using!

Bottom line? The NZ1 title went to Nelson father/daughter duo Scotty and Megan Newport and the North vs South award to the South Island.

RESULTS
 

 

BLENHEIM

 

NELSON

 

NZ1

 

OUTLAW

Name

pts

Name

points

Name

pts

1st

Scotty Newport
Megan Newport
(Nelson)

1321

Scotty Newport
Megan Newport
(Nelson)

934

Scotty Newport
Megan Newport
(Nelson)

2255

2nd

Robin Scaif
Paul Kelly
(Wellington)

1291

Robin Scaif
Paul Kelly 
(Wellington)

932

   

3rd

Mike Holme
Sheryll Wells
(Blenheim)

1214

Mike McCarthy
Tom Hayes
(Dunedin)

685

   

OPEN

           

1st

Rowan  Coutts
Chad Mitchener
(Nelson)

1298

Gordon Jackett
Brian Brocket
(Nelson)

962

Gordon Jackett
Brian Brocket
(Nelson)

2219

2nd

Tim Fensom
Neville Mather
(Hamilton)

1289

Rowan Coutts
Chad Mitchener
(Nelson)

839

   

3rd

Malcolm Wells
Nic Aymes
(Timaru)

1214

Tim Fensom
Neville Mather
(Hamilton)

680

   

CLUB-B

           

1st

Myles Anderson
Shayne McGown
(Nelson)

1365

Myles Anderson
Shayne McGowan
(Nelson)

825

Myles Anderson
Shayne McGowan
(Nelson)

2190

2nd

Trev Jamie
Grant Watson
(Blenheim)

1175

Trev Jamie
Grant Watson
(Blenheim)

715

   

3rd

   

Chris Simpson
Steve Kingswell
(Wellington)

135

   

CLUB-A

           

1st

Neil Albury
Chris Baird
(Nelson)

1327

Neil Albury
Chris Baird
(Nelson)

914

Neil Albury
Chris Baird
(Nelson)

2241

2nd

Pete Leslie
James Bishell
(Blenheim)

1301

Callum McKenzie
Ben Schaap
(ChCh)

838

   

3rd

Callum McKenzie
Ben Schaap
(ChCh)

1265

Greg Craik
Callum Craik
(Balclutha)

745

   



To read the full story in the October 2016 issue of NZ4WD go to Zinio.com (September 26) or purchase your own hard copy

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