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Labour weekend saw the 2018 rendition of New Zealand's oldest street race, the Waimate 50, rip up the streets of the small South Canterbury town once more.
The event has been running since 1959 and its namesake race, 50 laps of the 1.3mile circuit through the town’s centre, has seen the likes of Bruce McLaren lift the trophy. Nankang Driver, and YHI’s very own, Andrew Redward topped the podium in the North vs. South D1 drift battle for the second time running.
Amongst the 120 other drivers was South Canterbury local, World Rally Championship Driver and four-time New Zealand Rally Championship Winner Hayden Paddon. Event organiser Rob Aikman estimated spectator numbers of between 8,000 – 10,000 across the two-day event and around $1,000,000 worth of revenue generated for the region.
Congratulations Andrew, from everyone at YHI, for retaining your title!