Northland Winch Challenge features in the Northern Advocate

MOTORSPORT - Northland Winch Challenge good dirty fun

by Peter Thorley

Whangarei's Darren Neeley has discovered that mechanical failure at a motorsport event does sometimes have an upside.

Neeley was well in control of the 2008 Northland Winch Challenge - an event he and his wife Shiree started three years ago - until a $5 bearing failed on his turbo-charged 4.5 litre Nissan Safari truck on Saturday's penultimate stage.

Neeley's enforced withdrawal turned out to be something of a blessing in disguise as it left the competition wide open to give Neeley's mate, Kawakawa's William Thompson, the chance he needed to win his first major competition...

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posted by Website admin on November 05, 2008 11:00 AM in Event news (1877 reads)