National & Club Drivers

Meet the Driver – Derek Ayson

Photo credit : Rani Kelly

Name: Derek Ayson Age: 42 Motosport Club: Eastern Southland Car Club Motorsport class: Classic Rally Current rally car: Nissan FJ20 powered Mk2 Ford Escort At what age were you when you first got involved in motorsport? 18ish. Started doing autocrosses at a few Eastern Southland Car Club events in my first car, a DX Corolla. Who was your biggest influence …

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Meet the Driver – Jono Shapley

Name: Jonathan Shapley Age: 28 Motorsport class: Pre 2000 rally xtreme series Motorsport Club: Motorsport Bay of Plenty (MBOP) Website: www.facebook.com/jono.shapley How did you get into driving? Well, at a very early age my grandad built me a trolley that later of course, had a motor (a very slow one), as I used to fall asleep going around the house.  …

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Meet the Driver – Shane Wright

Name: Shane Wright Age: 30 Motorsport class: Clubsport Motorsport Club: Motorsport Bay of Plenty (MBOP) Current rally car: R32 Nissan Skyline Website: At what age were you when you first got involved in motorsport? I was brought up with motorsport and rallying all around me because Dad was first involved when I was little. We built the Skyline when I …

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Meet the Driver – Bruce Herbert

Name: Bruce Herbert Age: 55 Motorsport class: Oldies Current rally car: Corolla AE86 and Lancer EX Website: At what age were you when you first got involved in motorsport? 18’ish. Who was your biggest influence in rallying when growing up? Ari Vatanen and Andrew Cowan. What was your very first rally car? Lancer 2 door NA model. What has been the …

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