V 4&ROTARY SOUTH ISLAND CHAMPS
NELSON TURNS UP THE HEAT
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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.