TOP GUN 2017

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Time to find out who's the best of the best in NZ - the all round trail shredding legend - Top Gun 2017.

Three events, three days, a true test of skill, fitness, nerve and endurance.

Saturday 28 January - Downhill (incorporating the Downhill Clubs of NZ National Tour)

Sunday 29 January - Enduro - a proper tough enduro, grade 5 trails, burning brakes, all day in the saddle.

Monday 30 January - Old Skool XC - one big loop taking in a full range of Nelson's best trails.


AWESOME prizes including:

$1000 cash - first female Top Gun

$1000 cash - first male Top Gun

Loads of Cactus/Sprig & Fern spot prizes


Riders MUST ride in ALL three events to qualify for the overall Top Gun prize.  Riders can choose to ride in one, two or all three events. 

The best results from two events counts towards the overall Top Gun prize.




DOWNHILL - Saturday 28 January

Course - Fringed Hill, incorporating the Downhill Clubs of NZ National Tour. 
Event Start/Finish - Brook Street (upper), Nelson
8 am Registration
9 am Practice 
12 30 ish Lunch
1 30 ish Seeding Run
2 30 ish Race Run
4 30 Prize Giving

ENDURO - Sunday 29 January

Course: three stages. Each stage is grade 5, steep, rooty, challenging, long and a mad amount of fun. Trails will be announced the NIGHT BEFORE the race.
Event Start/Finish - Maitai Golf Course - Maitai Valley Road. Please park at the Nelson end of the quarry area opposite the golf course or on the road side.

8.00 am Registration
8.45 am Riders briefing 
9.00 am First group of riders head off on liason to stage 1
4.00 pm (approx) Prize giving. 

CROSS COUNTRY - Monday 30 January

Course: a super cool single loop taking in all the best Codgers trails. The race will take about 90 minutes  
Event Start/Finish is at Maitai River Esplanade, Maitai Valley Road, beside Maitai Camping ground.
9.45am Registration
10.30am Race Start 
1.00pm TOP GUN prize giving