Burt Munro Challenge
Burt Munro Challenge
Hokonui is proud to support the 13th Burt Munro Challenge, back after a 2017 hiatus across a new set of dates - THURS 5 until SUN 9 FEB.
Listen to Luke Howden Breakfast for your chance to win tickets to each event!
The Southland Motorcycle Club presents the largest rally of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere! Rally convener Wayne Affleck: "The event is unique. Nowhere else in the world is there a rally surrounded by six different race meetings on six different tracks. Overall there are about 600 competitors who arrive with their crews. The Rally attracts between 1500 and 2000 bikers, and the six race events typically attract about 25,000 spectators over the four days."
Following the success of the 2005 movie about Burt Munro’s inspirational life - “The World’s Fastest Indian”, the Southland Motorcycle Club created the Burt Munro Challenge to honour Burt, his ingenuity, determination, and love of speed and motorcycles.
The inaugural event was held in 2006, and it has since forged a name for itself as one of New Zealand’s major motorsport events. It has a strong local & national following, and rapidly growing international interest. It attracts top New Zealand riders as well as all the weekend warriors, all provided with a variety of exciting events, fantastic entertainment, and famous southern hospitality.
The Challenge still retained links to the Munro family, with the presentation of the Munro Family Trophy given to the Competitor of the Year.
Schedule of Events:
- THURS 10am - NZ Hill Climb Champs, Flagstaff Road, Bluff. Entry $20.
- THURS 6pm - Twilight Drag Racing (new event!), Teretonga Park. $15.
- FRI 5:30pm - NZ Beach Racing Champs, Oreti Beach. $20.
- SAT 9am - Teretonga Circuit Racing, Teretonga Park. $20.
- SAT 3pm - Oreti Park Speedway Spectacular, Oreti Park Speedway. $20.
- SUN 9am - Invercargill Street Races, Bill Richardson Drive. $20.
Tickets from Invercargill iSite, E Hayes and Sons, or at the gate of each event (cash only). Best thing this year is that kids under-15 are FREE!!