SUMMERFIELD CHASES FOURTH TITLE
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield is chasing a fourth straight win in the Ashley Forest Rally sprint this weekend. Summerfield, who relinquished his Hanmer Rally Crown a fortnight ago, will have to contend with World Rally driver Haydon Paddon. Paddon won the event on debut in 2011, but Summerfield is the first driver to win three consecutive titles in three different cars while course record holder Sloan Cox can’t be ignored as a contender. The drivers race the clock over a 1.7km gravel surface over two days from 9.30am both days.
Hayden Paddon will be flying through the Ashley Forest this weekend