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Four racers from very different classes have an equal share of the lead in the 2012 Mickey Thompson New Zealand Offroad Racing Championship.
Grahame Steedman, Klem Christiansen, Nick Leahy and 14 year old Taine Carrington all won every heat for their respective classes - from the bellowing might of the V8-dominated ThunderTruck class (Steedman) to the tiny VW-engined class seven (Carrington), in conditions that went from cool and overcast to torrential rain that turned the clay-surfaced track to greasy ankle-deep mud.
Whakatane's Malcolm Langley took top points in the Whakatane Commercial Spares unlimited race car class; northwest Auckland racer Mike Hay was the winner in the production truck class; Pukekohe's Nick Hall won the Leader Products Super 1600 class an d Alistair Manning came all the way from Wellington to win the Super 1300s.
The sport's youth category, Kiwitrucks, saw Marcus Runciman of Clendon win the "J" class and Manukau's Ollie McCall win the more powerful "M" class.