Tauranga racer is aiming for podium once again

Dyson Delahunty will be racing hard this weekend to get on the podium in Auckland. Image: Caitlin Houghton.

Young Tauranga racer Dyson Delahunty, will be taking on the first round of a three round series up in Auckland starting this weekend.

The three round series, dubbed as the Counties Classic Series, takes place at Price Road in Manukau, at the Colin Dale Motorsport complex, and will be the first time in three years Dyson will be planning on racing at all three rounds to try and take out a title.

Three years ago in the 2014/2015 season, Dyson raced in all three rounds of the off-road racing series, and got second place in the overall placings.

This time, he is back and ready to claim back that title but is also hoping for one better.

“I am hoping to achieve an overall win but I still want to go out there and have some fun at the same time,” says Dyson.

A lot has changed for Dyson in the past three years. He has changed classes, moving from a Challenger class buggy to a Polaris RZR, had his luck with some races and not with others.

Another thing that has changed over the past three years, was that when Dyson scored that second place title, he was only 15. Now at 19 years old, Dyson has a bit more maturity and racing experience to be able to think head and plan things out.

“I have done a lot of racing since winning the second place trophy back in 2015, and have walked away with other overall wins and class placings since then,” he says.

“I have also had a lot of seat time in my RZR, and that comes to an advantage when it comes to racing.”

“The last time I raced at the Manukau track, was back in April and we didn’t have the best of luck that day.”

“We had a front diff failure in the first race, which left us in 2WD for the rest of the day’s races. I still managed to place within the top five for each of the heats and walked away with 3rd in my class.”

This weekend, Dyson is hoping will be different and is hoping that the car runs smoothly.

Dyson will be racing at the Counties Classic Series on November 17, with the rest of the series taking place in February and March next year.


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