Burt's bikers turn up for challenge

03:24, Nov 20 2012
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Napier brothers Maru Gray, left, and Nobby Gray are amongst the first to arrive at Oreti Park tent city.

A week of petrol head heaven is about to start in Southland.

Napier brothers Maru Gray and Nobby Gray are amongst the first to arrive at Oreti Park tent city for this year's Burt Munro Challenge.

The pair left Napier on Friday and visited family enroute on their way to Southland.

This is the brothers first challenge.

It was something they both wanted to tick off their bucket lists.

They said they were both looking forward to the warm southern hospitality even if the weather might be less inviting.

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Check back to southlandtimes.co.nz for regular updates from the week's events. Click on the Burt Munro section in sports.

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Challenge schedule:

Wednesday: New Zealand Longtrack Championship and Grand Prix, Ascot Park Raceway. Racing starts at 5pm.

Thursday: New Zealand Hill Climb Championship, Flagstaff Rd, Bluff. Racing starts at 10am.

Friday: New Zealand Beach Racing Championship, Oreti Beach. Racing starts at 4.30pm.

Saturday: Teretonga Spring Races, Teretonga Raceway. Racing starts at 9am.

Speedway Spectacular, Oreti Park Speedway. Racing starts at 5pm.

Sunday: Wyndham Street Race, Wyndham. Racing starts at 10am.

The Southland Times