Off-road obstacles await
He is usually in the pack of drivers vying for championship glory but now Chris Tomalin finds himself on the other side – as an event organiser.
The 26 year old is part of the South Waikato 4WD Club and is organising the Hauraki Amped National 4x4 Trial.
The rally, which will be held on November 20 in Stokes Rd, Maungatautari, will feature between 70 and 80 competing vehicles.
The competition has proven successful in the past.
‘‘It is going to be a successful rally. . . it is a very challenging site,’’ he said.
‘‘I have competed in the D Class for about five to six seasons; I have come everywhere from well down to second or third.’’
Chris’s vehicle, which is super modified, is one of the more competitive vehicles.
Organising the one-day rally is far different from competing, Chris said.
‘‘ There is a lot of work in organising. Competing there are a few bits of work to be done to raise standards. But organising a rally is months of work and it is all voluntary,’’ he said.
The rally will include several classes including standard production modified vehicles to super modified.
The Hauraki Amped National 4x4 Trial is 9am to 4pm.
CHANGING GEARS: Chris Tomalin is organising the Hauraki Amped National 4x4 Trial.