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4x4: Turakina's Dan Cowper salvages opening round of national series

November 14, 2018

Turakina's former national champion Dan Cowper was able to salvage a 2018-19 4x4 National Trials campaign that was threatening to sink before it had barely begun after finishing fourth overall at the opening round near Wellington on Saturday.

The Deadwood Safari event was hosted by the Valley 4WD club in muddy conditions but beautiful sunshine after several days of rain in the Whitemans Valley in Upper Hutt.

Cowper, back running the full season after only doing three rounds last year, and his new co-driver Kevin Hermansen had a disastrous middle section of the morning round which put them back in 16th position with 344.13 penalty points.

In 4x4 Trials, the high-powered trucks attempt to complete obstacles, which consist of 10 'gates', and receive 10 penalty points for every gate they don't make it through or over.

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This article was posted by Peter Vahry in General news | Competition (66 reads)