V 4&RO­TARY SOUTH IS­LAND CHAMPS

NELSON TURNS UP THE HEAT

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TAKE A FRONT ROW SEAT TO SEE ALL THE BEST BUILDS AND AC­TION FROM THE V 4&RO­TARY SOUTH IS­LAND CHAMPS IN NELSON

The V 4&Ro­tary Na­tion­als South Is­land Champs is an event not to be missed, as it show­cases a pas­sion that ig­nites some of the wildest builds in the coun­try. The South Is­land Champs is the event of the year to build for ev­ery year, no mat­ter what Ja­panese im­port you’re into. Bet­ter yet it’s held in Nelson, a town that shows us ex­cep­tional hos­pi­tal­ity from the lo­cals, mak­ing the trip that much more ex­cit­ing.

This year’s Fri­day night cruise ar­rived in full force, with lit­er­ally hun­dreds of South Is­land–based en­thu­si­asts cruis­ing the streets of Nelson un­til the early hours of the morn­ing, be­fore wak­ing a few hours later for day one of the two-day event.

The first day is strictly a drag-rac­ing af­fair, held at Motueka’s very own drag­way — a re­tired air­port run­way. Un­for­tu­nately for the amped-up com­peti­tors, the track hadn’t been used for six months, so ini­tially trac­tion lev­els were low, which es­pe­cially caught out sev­eral of the Hamil­ton-based driv­ers. Those driv­ers could only be from one car crew — Un­tamed Mo­tor­sport. Five Un­tamed Mo­tor­sport driv­ers came down to con­test the south­ern com­pe­ti­tion, all show­cas­ing how po­tent their builds are.

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