Racers up for the challenge

by Mike Isle

Auckland driver Mike Fraser in his Racer Engineering Toyota V8 on his way to becoming this year’s Mainland Challenge champion. The annual event, organised by the Canterbury Offroad Racing Club and the Offroad Racing Association of New Zealand was held for two days last weekend at the Can-Am Off-Road Raceway in West Melton. Persistent rain and muddy conditions made for an entertaining and challenging spectacle from drivers as young as eight years old. For more photos and action read Action from the Mainland Challenge. Photo ORANZ