Well what can one say, other than, this was an event to remember and it’s going to be very hard to beat. We had 125 competitors sitting on the dummy grid, engines revving, helicopters above, spectators on all the banks and the teams ready to attack the 1000km which is a test of man and machine.
There are many many stories written by the largest media contingent ever seen at an Offroad meeting. Many of these stories can be found on facebook, in magazines, news papers and web sites. I have got to thank all these people that have helped make this event a huge success, including 4WDTV from Australia and Ian Rawkins from TV in New Zealand, plus Mark Baker you have done the event proud, again, Thank you.
This event was a dream come true for a very dedicated few within the sport. These people need to be named as their time, effort and expertise have done the entire sport within New Zealand proud and again setting the bench-mark for our sport.
Rachel & Debbie Saelman
Plus all the volunteers that numbered over 45 (just to many to name all, but you know whom you are) Thanks Heaps
Also the event sponsors and partners. Some of these companies have been part of the Taupo1000 family for many many years and I want to give them a high five and say “thanks you very much for all your support and faith in the Taupo1000″
Carlton Party Hire
Taupo City Council
Auckland Race Brakes
Reef Rite Engineering
Ocean Bridge Shipping
4X4 Action Magazine
and for course the support from the Offroad Association of NZ and our club, the Auckland Offroad Racing.
I must also congratulate all those competitors 125 of you plus the 10 Kiwi Truck’s for competing and giving the large crowds a show and a half that only Offroad racing can supply. It was amazing to see that no one left on Sunday until the very last Kiwi Truck race.
Congratulation to all the finishers and the full results can be found on MYLAPS Sports Timing (thanks to Tim Gibbs)
1st Overall Clim Lammers (now a 4 time winner)
2nd Overall Ashley Kelly / Gordon Adamson
3rd Overall Hamish Lawlor
All the event media releases plus photo’s can be found on face-book ( ENZED Taupo1000 )