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New Zealand Land Speed Record

The Castrol Trophy for the New Zealand Land Speed Record is a one third replica of The Sir Charles Wakefield Trophy which was presented by Castrol’s founding chairman for the World Land Speed record in the 1930’s.
Current Holder: Owen Evans
Previous Holder: Ray Williams
Owen Evans became the current holder of this record when, on the 2nd June 1996, driving a Porsche 911 GT Le Mans Turbo in Unlimited cc classification on Goudies Road, Reporoa, he obtained the speed of 216.385 mph, taking the record away from Ray Williams who had become the holder of this record on the 16th March 1996, driving a Road Registered Porsche 930 on Goudies Road, Reporoa, to obtain the speed of 196.721 mph in FIA Class B 5000cc to 8000cc.

Diesel Land Speed Record

Category B2, Group 111, Class 9
Maurice O’Reilly driving a Volkswagan Jetta TDi at Goudies Road, Reporoa, on 29/30 July 2006.

Established under MotorSport New Zealand Inc control after 1 July 1996 and up to present day.

Flying One Kilometre Sprint
Category AGroup IClass 11Over 8000ccE. FreemanLamborghini Gallardo Superleggra355.485 kph (220.888 mph)Ohakea Airforce Base26 Oct 2012
Category B2Group IClass 18Over 6000ccE. FreemanLamborghini Gallardo Superleggra355.485 kph (220.888 mph)Ohakea Airforce Base26 Oct 2012
Category B2Group IIClass 81300-1600ccD. McMillanHonda VTEC CRX239.28429 kph (148.68842 mph)7 Mile Rd, Oamaru19 Oct 1997
Category B2Group IIIClass 93000-5000ccM. O'ReillyVolkswagon Jetta TDi232.1245 kph (144.5416 mph)Goudies Rd, Reporoa29-30 Jul 2006
Standing One Kilometre Sprint
Category B2Group IIIClass 93000-5000ccM. O'ReillyVolkswagon Jetta TDi130.5636 kph (95.7307 mph)Goudies Rd, Reporoa29-30 Jul 2006
Endurance Records
12 Hours non-stop Endurance recordCategory BGroup IClass 9I. Pringle, G. Gilbert, D. Anderson, N. Nelson, L. Johnston, C. Smith, P. Gill, Dr Begg, J. McMillan, B. Cowan, B. Flintoff, B. KellyBMW 318 Ti1190.452 kmAverage 99.204 kphManfeild9-10 Oct 1996
18 Hours non-stop Endurance recordCategory BGroup IClass 9I. Pringle, G. Gilbert, D. Anderson, N. Nelson, L. Johnston, C. Smith, P. Gill, Dr Begg, J. McMillan, B. Cowan, B. Flintoff, B. KellyBMW 318 Ti1807.668 kmAverage 100.462 kphManfeild9-10 Oct 1996
24 Hours non-stop Endurance recordCategory BGroup IClass 9I. Pringle, G. Gilbert, D. Anderson, N. Nelson, L. Johnston, C. Smith, P. Gill, Dr Begg, J. McMillan, B. Cowan, B. Flintoff, B. KellyBMW 318 Ti2438.532 kmAverage 101.605 kphManfeild9-10 Oct 1996
12 Hours non-stop Endurance recordCategory BGroup IIClass 14C. Baird, B. Riley, I. Tulloch, P. Morris, J. RichardsBMW 540i1349.381 kmAverage 112.448 kphManfeild9-10 Oct 1996
18 Hours non-stop Endurance recordCategory BGroup IIClass 14C. Baird, B. Riley, I. Tulloch, P. Morris, J. RichardsBMW 540i2053.341 kmAverage 114.074 kphManfeild9-10 Oct 1996
24 Hours non-stop Endurance recordCategory BGroup IIClass 14C. Baird, B. Riley, I. Tulloch, P. Morris, J. RichardsBMW 540i2753.964 kmAverage 114.748 kphManfeild9-10 Oct 1996
6 Hour Endurance record Category BGroup IIClass 13K. Sharp, G. Sharp, A. Myhre, M. BabbFord Falcon XT LPG620.88 kmAverage 103.48 kphRuapuna22-23 Feb 2006
12 Hour Endurance recordCategory BGroup IIClass 13K. Sharp, G. Sharp, A. Myhre, M. BabbFord Falcon XT LPG1238.16 kmAverage 103.17 kphRuapuna22-23 Feb 2006
18 Hour Endurance recordCategory BGroup IIClass 13K. Sharp, G. Sharp, A. Myhre, M. BabbFord Falcon XT LPG1858.23 kmAverage 103.23 kphRuapuna22-23 Feb 2006
24 Hour Endurance recordCategory BGroup IIClass 13K. Sharp, G. Sharp, A. Myhre, M. BabbFord Falcon XT LPG2451 kmAverage 102.12 kphRuapuna22-23 Feb 2006
1 Hour Endurance recordCategory B2Group IClass 18S. Neville, R. Heffernan, R. Williams, J. Hogg, H. Dodson, M. StoreyPorsche 996 T125.43 kmAverage 125.43 kphManfeild7-8 Aug 2006
6 Hour Endurance recordCategory B2Group IClass 18S. Neville, R. Heffernan, R. Williams, J. Hogg, H. Dodson, M. StoreyPorsche 996 T781.33 kmAverage 130.223 kphManfeild7-8 Aug 2006
12 Hour Endurance recordCategory B2Group IClass 18S. Neville, R. Heffernan, R. Williams, J. Hogg, H. Dodson, M. StoreyPorsche 996 T1502.36 kmAverage 125.20 kphManfeild7-8 Aug 2006
18 Hour Endurance recordCategory B2Group IClass 18S. Neville, R. Heffernan, R. Williams, J. Hogg, H. Dodson, M. StoreyPorsche 996 T2263.68 kmAverage 125.76 kphManfeild7-8 Aug 2006
24 Hour Endurance recordCategory B2Group IClass 18S. Neville, R. Heffernan, R. Williams, J. Hogg, H. Dodson, M. StoreyPorsche 996 T2943.35 kmAverage 122.37 kphManfeild7-8 Aug 2006
1 Hour Endurance recordCategory B2Group IIIClass 9M. O'Reilly, W. Moore, E. RattundeVolkswagon Jetta TDi125.07 kmAverage 125.07 kphManfeild7-8 Aug 2006
6 Hour Endurance recordCategory B2Group IIIClass 9M. O'Reilly, W. Moore, E. RattundeVolkswagon Jetta TDi703.80 kmAverage 117.30 kphManfeild7-8 Aug 2006
12 Hour Endurance recordCategory B2Group IIIClass 9M. O'Reilly, W. Moore, E. RattundeVolkswagon Jetta TDi1361.57 kmAverage 113.46 kphManfeild7-8 Aug 2006
18 Hour Endurance recordCategory B2Group IIIClass 9M. O'Reilly, W. Moore, E. RattundeVolkswagon Jetta TDi2051.16 kmAverage 113.95 kphManfeild7-8 Aug 2006
24 Hour Endurance recordCategory B2Group IIIClass 9M. O'Reilly, W. Moore, E. RattundeVolkswagon Jetta TDi2643.38 kmAverage 110.14 kphManfeild7-8 Aug 2006
Special Events
24 Hour local Diesel Economy RecordD. Anderson, A. Blackburn, L. Johnson, P. Gill, D. Moore, S. WillmotRover 420Total distance: 1231.19 kmAverage Speed: 51.2996 kphTotal Fuel used: 47.66 litres3.8710 litres/100kmWhenuapai Airforce Base10-11 May 1997
24 Hour local Diesel Economy RecordD. Anderson, A. Blackburn, L. Johnson, P. Gill, D. Moore, S. WillmotRover 220Total distance: 1208.29 kmAverage Speed: 50.3455 kphTotal Fuel used: 45.0 litres3.7242 litres/100kmWhenuapai Airforce Base10-11 May 1997
Drive from Auckland to Wellington & return via SH1 (1 tank of Diesel)D. Anderson, J. AndersonPeugeot 306 XTDTTime taken: 23 hours 2 minutesTotal Fuel used: 52.14Auckland to Wellington return27-28 Jun 1998

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