Powerboat champs liven up lake
The Lakeland Powerboat Club held its annual North Island titles competition on January 1 and 2.
The competition saw boat enthusiasts from around the North Island descend on Lake Maraetai in Mangakino.
The placings for the series 3000 North Island titles went to Going Going Gone driver Paul Robertson from Manawatu, who came first, with local Noeline Steiner driving her boat to second place and Brooster driver Bruce Packer from Wellington taking the third placing.
North Island unlimited and unrestricted: The Phantom driver Jamie Knight from Manawatu came first. Predator driver Rory Anthony from Lakeland came second and Evil Racing also from Lakeland club finished third.
On day two the V8 Challenge was run.
Midnight Driver Steve Mathieson came first. Undertaker driver Daniel Pollock from Lakeland Club came second and Lucky Break driver Dean Probyn from Wanganui club was third.
The feature event Master of Mangakino went to Prompt Parts driver Luke Sharp. Stealth driver Steve Hughes from Auckland Manakau club came second with Kevin Thorburn from Manukau Auckland club coming in third.
PROMPT: Driver Luke Sharp nipped Stealth driver Steve Hughes at the finish line at the Lakeland Power Boat Club Master of Mangakino competition. The same ending played out at the New Zealand Powerboat Nationals at Lake Rotoiti as photographed above.