OFF-SEASON RACER PROFILE #2- ALAN MARSHALL-WELLINGTON
Wellington builder, Alan Marshall, a stalwart of drag racing for the past 20 years likes to build and race his own cars.
Alan scratch built his 1966 American 2 door Ford Falcon XR with assistance from Gary Cawthra. Running a 351 Cleveland with twin 1050 dominators, a fogger nitrous system, with a trans braked 5500 stall power glide. The current set up has the potential to produce around 900hp
Alan has run 9.33sec at 145mph.
After putting a leg out of bed at the final meeting of the season, Alan will be back for the 2018-2019 season going even stronger. ... See MoreSee Less
Masterton's 28 year old Zach Sayer, is a life long lover of motorsport and cars. Breaking his neck in an accident at the Masterton Motorcross track left Zach paralysed. Zach's passion for motorsport saw him through those terrible days and into the 700hp Nissan Cefiro 1V we see competing at the Masterton Motorplex.
Zach has built the Cefiro up over the past 10 years. The home built and maintained RB30DET ethanol burning engine produces just over 700 hp, getting the power to the rear's via a 2 speed Powerglide transmission.
The car ran as a project car for many years, before Zach fitted hand controls and got behind the wheel four years ago. Zach always gives his all on the track, the burnouts to warm the rears are always spectacular! Zach gets his Cefiro down the track in 9.81sec @ 138mph.
Zach recently tried his hand on the burnout pad at the Masterton Motorplex. On his first appearance at an NZBC event, The Burnout Grand Masters Finals, Zach skidded the Cefiro into first place in the 6 Cylinder Pro Class
Love this dude always impresses. A real crowd pleaser
Never give up, Zach you are awsome to watch
Not what you do... its how... congrats Zach
New the car but not the story good on ya mate
fukn sick bro.
On ya Zach
Good shit Zach chur
I was just going to hit the like button, but then thought bugger it, this deserves a bit more than that. Well done MMP, go hard this year Zach, heres to a few fine weekends, some good racing and some PB 's. If theres a place to do it, MMP is it 😁
Awesome Zach you are an awesome driver and person
Zach you are an inspiration
One of the most loved car/driver combos at any track or pad for me.huge inspiration to alot of us.never give up no matter what.big ups Zach Sayer
Sick,slick and quick😉👌🙌🙌
Good shit go hard
Meeting zach at nzbc Easter weekend this year was one of my favourite parts. His story actually made me tear up he’s done amazing to go from that accident to become the man he is now and still doing what he loves ❤️❤️
The first NZBC Burnout Masters Grand Final was held on the MMP Burnout Pad with over 50 entrants doing battle in various classes. Many thanks to Jenn & Rick Ireland for organising the Event and all the participants for the skids.
Congratulations to Chris Daley in the SYCO 8 Holden winner on the day.
Big Congratulations to Robert Toheriri in the AGROXB Falcon on becomming the NZBC Burnout Masters Grand Champ 2018.The first Burnout Masters Grand Final, held at the Masterton Motorplex 31st March 2018. Please share and tag, many thanks Graham ... See MoreSee Less
Yet again, what an epic weekend it's been at masterton Motorplex!
The 50th NZ Nationals brings to a conclusion the drag racing season at Masterton Motorplex. It's no exaggeration to say that this season has been the best that we've had so far - we've made more improvements to the track and it's facilities, as we'll continue to do, we've had the track record smashed, we've been wowed by a Top Fuel Dragster, and we've been entertained by hundreds of dedicated drag racers. We've seen more personal-bests than ever before, and we're seeing more and more competitors and spectators both young and old appearing at MMP to be a part of the action. Once again, we'd like to thank you all for playing your part in making this season the best yet.
The whole team would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of you who made the 50th NZ Nationals weekend so enjoyable and memorable. To all of the racers and their crews, to all of the sponsors who invest in drag racing, and to the fantastic spectators who come along to watch this amazing motorsport - we're really glad that you joined us! We've received lots of messages from people letting us know how much they enjoyed their time at the track - thanks to you all for the feedback! To all the teams that achieved personal-bests, broke national records, or became National Champions - CONGRATULATIONS.
We've got some extremely talented photographers who cover the drag racing at Masterton Motorplex, and one of our favourites is Graham Meiklejohn from Grahams Glimpses Photography. Graham does a fantastic job of capturing the moments in dazzling sharp colour, and he makes them available here for everyone to see. Cheek out he album of pictures below, and please share, tag and 'like' his pics!