Winch challenge competition rules

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Winch Challenge Competition Rules 2014, released

Winch Challenge Competition Rules 2014, released

The 2014 rules are now released, with changes including allowing rear mounted radiators in Challenge class, individual wheel brakes on one axle in Modified class, and changing what recovery gear is allowed to be loose on the floor. Read more

posted by Jeremy Walker on Feb 10, 2014
Winch Challenge Competition Rules 2012, released

Winch Challenge Competition Rules 2012, released

After a two year long process, 4x4 Challenges have completed version 10 of the Winch Challenge Competition Rules, and they are now released and available to download from this web site, ready for use in the 2012 competition season. Read more

posted by Jeremy Walker on Nov 29, 2011
Winch Challenge Competition Rules, Draft for 2012

Winch Challenge Competition Rules, Draft for 2012

4x4 Challenges have been working on incorporating the four suggested vehicle classes into the rules over the past year. In an effort to have the rules finalised, a draft version has been released to allow for your feedback, to help us fine-tune and get these rules ready for use for the 2012 season. Read more

posted by Jeremy Walker on Sep 23, 2011
Vehicle Classes - the reasoning behind them

Vehicle Classes - the reasoning behind them

A Winch Challenge in concept is for production based 4wd vehicles, a concept that crosses over into many different off-road motor-sports. The four vehicle classes have been suggested in an attempt to include more vehicles, and provide different levels of competition within winch challenge. Read more

posted by Website admin on Oct 08, 2010

Winch challenge rules - what are they?

These rules cover all aspects of a winch challenge competition including vehicle specifications and competition rules. They are designed to offer a safe, fair and fun competition for all involved.

The process

It is the intention that a version of the rules will remain current for the calendar year. Suggested rule change submissions can be placed at any time during the year and a new version released in time for the next years competition.

Make a suggestion

Rule suggestions should be put in writing and emailed to rules@4x4challenges.org.nz.

Please make sure you're suggestions are well researched and attach all appropriate information and specifications to your written email submission.

Ask us first

If you're not sure if the rules allow for something, or will continue to do so in the future - ask us first, and save yourself wasting time with something that may not be legal.

Rules for marshals

If you're going to be a marshal at an upcoming event, we suggest you download the latest copy of the winch challenge rules and make sure you're up to speed on the 'Competition rules' section.

We realise that help for new marshals is severely lacking and we are working towards improving this.

The rules committee

The 4x4 Challenges rules committee is a dedicated group who's experience covers all areas of winch challenge with competition, event organisation, marshalling and engineering backgrounds.

They have the final say on all rule changes and are tasked with developing the winch challenge rules to encourage growth and to insure that they are in the best interest of the sport.

The committee can be contacted by emailing rules@4x4challenges.org.nz

Rules discussion online

Discuss the rules and upcoming changes on this web site in the rules forum