Derek Rose claims NSW Title #4
A crowd of over 100 dedicated off roaders gathered at the Raymond Terrace Bowling Club last Saturday night for the 2016 CAMS NSW Off Road Championship Presentation Night. All the major racing series were presented on the night including the NSW Tri-Series Challenge, Off Road Warehouse SCOR Masters, NSW Premier Long Course Series and of course the NSW Off Road Championship. The big winner on the night was Derek Rose #279 who claimed his 4th NSW Outright championship; the awards didn’t stop there for Rose though as he took home outright honours in the Offroad Warehouse SCOR Masters, 1st place in the NSW Prolite championship along with class podiums in the SCOR Masters, East Coast Tri-Series and NSW Premier Long Course Series. Derek now has the distinction of taking out the NSW Championship in the same car although competing in two different classes.
Glen Hoffman #18 took home Pro buggy honours and 2nd outright in the NSW championship after falling just short of Rose at the final round at Nabiac. Mark Cowie #247 held off Warren Barron #258 in the closest of the championship class battles, claiming his first NSW Super1650 victory. NSW Champion driver in the Sportsman class and 3rd outright after a consistent 2016 was the ever improving Greg Barron #312 and Greg Campbell #651 campaigned his Can Am to a Superlite class Title. Luke Kenyon #494 scored the Extreme 2WD championship; Drew Corcoran #777 secured another Production 4WD championship whilst Ian Cotton #805 was awarded with the Extreme 4WD silverware. Other notable awards presented on the night included Rookie of the Year to Richard Wilton #206, Bob Stansfield Sportsmanship Award to Luke Kenyon, Len Barron Master Apprentice trophy to David Nikiforoff #190 and special congratulations to the new inductees into the NSW Off Road Racing Hall of Fame, Nick and Elaine Nikiforoff, very well deserved. NSW now turn their attention to the 2017 NSW Off Road Championship which has been reduced to 6 rounds after the withdrawal of the Griffith 400, Round 1 is at Colo Park on the 22/23 of April.