Hokianga’s Mitchell Nield has made it two big wins within two weeks, as he won the Endurocross at the Te Puke A&P Show on Saturday.
Nield has also won the second annual No Way in Hell extreme enduro at Kawhia a week earlier.
In the photo above, Nield (Gas Gas 300) leads from eventual runner-up Jim Lowe-Pattie (KTM 300), of Tauranga, during the weekend’s endurocross at Te Puke.
There was only 4-5 bike lengths in it at the finish. Nield led from the first turn, while it was only the second enduro style event for trials riding ace Lowe-Pattie, the 18-year-old a former junior and A-grade trials champ.
Third was Auckland’s Chris Power (Honda CRF450), followed by Auckland’s Mike Skinner (KTM 300), Auckland’s Jonathan Hill (KTM 250) and Opotiki’s Conrad Edwards (Honda CRF450).
It was a nine-rider final, 10 mins plus one lap format.
A separate trials bike final won by Rotorua’s John Haynes (Beta), ahead of Hamilton’s Tom Evans (Gas Gas) and Tauranga’s Kevin Gundry (Gas Gas).
© Words and photo by Colin Smith.