Port Nelson Street Races 2012
This year was the 20th anniversary of this event. Spectator turnout seemed to be down a bit, probably due to all the recent wet weather. But it was a good day for racing. I got a lot of good pictures, far too many to post here. I’ll put them up on my pBase site over the coming week. (Yep. Here they are now)
The meeting was dominated by Dennis Charlett of Christchurch on his superfast Suzuki GSXR600.
Port Nelson street racing
For the 19th year, the roads around Nelson’s port area are closed off and the petrol heads take over. It’s rather old-fashioned, in that the spectators can get really close to the action with the minimum of interference from barriers and fences. Here are some shot to give you the flavour of the event. I’ll post some more of the racing images later (for the motorbike enthusiasts). Or you can check them out on my pBase gallery, here.
The winner of the elite classes was a very fast Suzuki ridden by last year’s winner, Dennis Charlett. He was reaching speeds of more than 195 km/hr, not bad for a tight street circuit.
Port Nelson street races
This annual event has been going for almost 20 years now and attracts motorcycle racers from all over New Zealand. Here are some pics from yesterday: