COOPER TIRES PROLITE

Cooper Tires ProLites are a Race Truck formula. Similar body shapes. These pick up trucks can run a range of engines. Close racing is virtually guaranteed. ORANZ ProLite – all specifications are as per ORANZ rulebook with a special dispensation that may be available for rotary engines and independent rear ends.

Please Note: Mixed Classes will be handicapped during Heat races to provide close final laps between differing Classes in Group. Group make-up may be adjusted on the day to maintain racer numbers on the track.


#886   Name: Craig Carlyle.
Brand: Stamper Prolite, Engine: 350 LS1 Chev, Carburettor.
Offroad Racing Highlights: Truck purchased in USA Specifically for this track. ProLite NZ2 2019 & 2020, Class 8 NZ2 2020 Shortcourse Champs.
Sporting History:  X.Stockcars, Modifieds, BMX (NZ15 at age 38), Dirt Bikes.
Sponsors: HasTrak , ITM , Total Oils , KindyRock , Airport Tyreworx , Matthew Koppens Drainlaying.


#887   Name: Nick Leahy.
Brand: Camco ProLite, Engine: Chev LS1 V8 PJR/Marsh, Carburettor.
Offroad Racing Highlights:3rd Overall 2009 Woodhill 100, Class Champion 2010 NZ Shortcourse Champs, 2009 Counties Classic Champ, Multiple National Class and Overall wins.
Sporting History: Karting – 2 Top half, 3way Champ, Multiple round winner, Enduro Motorcross – GNCC Multiple round winner, Twoman Class Champ.
Sponsors: Shane Cullen Contractors, Orang-Otang Tree Trimmers , CAMCO , Chase Graphics.


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#875   Name: Dean Christmas.
Brand: Jimco ProLite, Engine:LS1 V8, Carburettor.
Offroad Racing Highlights: NZ1 Challenger 2002, Raced Class 3 and Class C – Race Hard Enduro Romaniacs.
Sporting History: .
Sponsors: Motul.


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#874   Name: Campbell Witheford.
Brand: Jimco Prolite, Engine: 2.7 litre, Carburettor.
Offroad Racing Highlights: NZ2 in 2014, a couple of C Class titles.
Sporting History:Motorcross, Ski Racing.
Sponsors: Silver Linings Collective.


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#861   Name: Nick Hall.
Brand: HMR NZ Pro-lite, Engine: LS1 V8, Carburettor.
Offroad Racing Highlights: 2019 ORANZ Overall Champion – current NZ1, Former ORANZ Class Championships – Class 5, Class 8 , Former NZ Short Course and Counties Classic Champion.
Sporting History: .
Sponsors: Vertex Lubricants, Cooper Tires, Manukau Auto Centre, Hall Motor Racing (HMR).


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#847  Name: Bryan Chang.
Brand: YodaRacing ProLite, Engine: 2000cc Nissan SR20 DET, Turbo injected.
Offroad Racing Highlights: 36 Years racing. Crashes, too many to mention. 4 x Class 8 National Champion.
Sporting History: .
Sponsors: Giti Tire, P.A.D. Racing 2004.


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#123  Name: Mike Whiddett.
Brand: Mazda Superlite REPU, Engine: 13b Rotary 1300cc, Injected.
Offroad Racing Highlights: 1st Super Truck Championship – Bay Off Roaders, YouTube Mad Mike Misguided Tour.
Sporting History: Formula Drift Japan Champion.
Sponsors: Red Bull, Mazda, Toyo Tires.


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#805  Name: Andrew Hawkeswood.
Brand: Stamper, Engine: 460 cu in Ford V8, Carborettor.
Offroad Racing Highlights: 2nd Taupo 1000.
Sporting History: .2nd Taupo 1000
Sponsors: Storage Boss, Cougar Race Cars.