The 2014 New Zealand EP Off-Road National Championship was recently hosted by the Hawkes Bay Radio Control Car Club in the city of Hastings. A variety of competitive classes were offered for the large contingent of racers from throughout the country.
Reedy factory driver and defending 2WD Modified National Champion Mark Bidlake was looking to make it two straight and made his intentions perfectly clear by taking the pole position for the finals. After three rounds of hard-fought, head-to-head racing against NZ’s best drivers, Mark was crowned the National Champion for the second consecutive year.
In the 4WD Modified class, Mark claimed the second step of the podium for a near perfect weekend! Scott Kendall took a dominating win in the 4WD Stock class. After taking the pole position, Scott went on to win all three legs of the A Final for a perfect score and the national title.