Group A Class

Stinger Group A Jetsprint boats often get over 600 horsepower (450 KW) from their 6700 cc engines (412 cubic inch). With bigger carburettors, wider cam shafts and bigger jet units than group B's, the Stinger Group A boats provide close exciting competition with a large field of drivers always challenging for the win.

Competition in Stinger Group A’s is often the hardest fought in the Championship.

1NZ/1W/31

1631 JS16 Rd4H
  • Ollie
  • DRIVER: Ollie Silverton
  • Date of Birth: 18/01/1983
  • Place of Birth: Hamilton
  • Town/City I live: Hamilton
  • Day Job: Drainage Contractor
  • Jess Sit
  • NAVIGATOR: Jess Sit
  • Date of Birth: 26/02/1988
  • Place of Birth: Auckland
  • Town/City I live: Auckland
  • Day Job: Marketing Manager-PSP
  • BOAT NAME: PSP Racing
  • Engine (Size & Type): Chev 406
  • Est. horsepower: 600 HP
  • Hull type: Sprintec G-Force
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): 8.5" Southern Jet
  • Main Sponsors: PSP – Clear Vue & SunTuf, Drainage Systems Ltd, Biolytix, Magnum Automotive, Newdick Sheetmetals, G.J.GARDNER HOMES

 

2NZ/5

943 JS16 Rd4H
  • Si
  • DRIVER: Si Gibbon
  • Date of Birth: 10/12/1981
  • Place of Birth: Christchurch
  • Town/City I live: North Canterbury
  • Day Job: Sales Manager
  • Paul Thompson
  • NAVIGATOR: Paul Thompson
  • Date of Birth: 1/02/1981
  • Place of Birth: Wellington
  • Town/City I live: North Canterbury
  • Day Job: Contractor
  • BOAT NAME: Novus Auto Glass
  • Engine (Size & Type): 406 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 650 HP
  • Hull type: Jetspeed
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): 8.5" SDM
  • Main Sponsors: Novus Auto Glass, L. Johnson Construction,
    Woodbank Park Cottages, King Water Craft, Justin
    Neil Engineering, Performance Autos.

 

3NZ/2W/34

1909 JS16 Rd4H
  • Ross Travers
  • DRIVER: Ross Travers
  • Date of Birth: 11/02/1969
  • Place of Birth: Wanganui
  • Town/City I live: Wanganui
  • Day Job: Self Employed
  • Shane Travers
  • NAVIGATOR: Shane Travers
  • Date of Birth: 3/02/1998
  • Place of Birth: Wanganui
  • Town/City I live: Wanganui
  • Day Job: Apprentice Engineer
  • BOAT NAME: RADIOACTIVE
  • Engine (Size & Type): 410 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 650 HP
  • Hull type: Stinger
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): 8.25" Scott
  • Main Sponsors: STEVO’S DISTRIBUTORS, Heibner Motorsport,
    Lincoln Sports & Social Club, Fordell Garage,
    Coleman Marine & Performance.

 

12

1596 JS16 Rd4H
  • Big deal
  • DRIVER: Neil Marshall
  • Date of Birth: 27/09/1973
  • Place of Birth: Tauranga
  • Town/City I live: New Plymouth
  • Day Job: Industrial Coatings Inspector
  • Haley Bruning
  • NAVIGATOR: Haley Bruning
  • Date of Birth: 11/08/1989
  • Place of Birth: New Plymouth
  • Town/City I live: New Plymouth
  • Day Job: Beauty Therpist
  • BOAT NAME: Eagle Automotive
  • Engine (Size & Type): 410 Dart
  • Est. horsepower: 680 HP
  • Hull type: Stinger
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): 8.5" Scott
  • Main Sponsors: EAGLE AUTOMOTIVE LTD, R Adamson Contracting, Marsh Motorsport

 

17

Get incider2
  • FillWyIxNTAiLCIxNTAiXQ Clayton Tisdall
  • DRIVER: Clayton Tisdall
  • Date of Birth: 28/12/1973
  • Place of Birth: Mosgiel
  • Town/City I live: Tapanui
  • Day Job: Self Employed Excavator Operator
  • FillWyIxNTAiLCIxNTAiXQ Mandy Tisdall
  • NAVIGATOR: Mandy Tisdall
  • Date of Birth: 16/09/1973
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: Tapanui
  • Day Job: Teacher
  • BOAT NAME: GET N CIDER 2
  • Engine (Size & Type): Brain Kelly Special, 650 HP
  • Est. horsepower: 650 HP
  • Hull type: Jetspeed
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): 8.25" Scott
  • Main Sponsors: Tisdall Contracting,Tyremax NZ,South Fuels, Advancequip NZ, Case,
    Auger Totque.

 

27

Riddick Racing
  • Deane Riddick
  • DRIVER: Deane Riddick
  • Date of Birth: 1/05/1973
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: New Plymouth
  • Day Job: Business Owner/Photographer
  • Aaron Riddick
  • NAVIGATOR: Aaron Riddick
  • Date of Birth: 27/07/1974
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: New Plymouth
  • Day Job: Sales Rep for HazardCo NZ
  • BOAT NAME: Hot Property
  • Engine (Size & Type): 406 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 650 HP
  • Hull type: Stinger
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): Scott 8.5"
  • Main Sponsors: Open2view, About Image, Classic Carpets/Flooring
    Xtra, Design Solutions, Telfer Young Taranaki, Company of Tiles, Crowded House Bar & Cafe.

 

32

890 JS16 Rd4H
  • Karl B
  • DRIVER: Karl Brenssell
  • Date of Birth: 17/10/1984
  • Place of Birth: Tapanui (West Otago)
  • Town/City I live: Tapanui (West Otago)
  • Day Job: Agricultural Contractor
  • Hamish Murray
  • NAVIGATOR: Hamish Murray
  • Date of Birth: 18/12/1989
  • Place of Birth: Tapanui
  • Town/City I live: Tapanui
  • Day Job: Motorbike Mechanic
  • BOAT NAME: Marooned Too
  • Engine (Size & Type): 408 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 600 HP
  • Hull type: Stinger
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): 8.5" Scott
  • Main Sponsors: Timber Creek Contracting, Performance Autos,
    High Country Helicopters, Supa Boats, ENI
    Lubricants

 

47

Reaper
  • Phil Dick
  • DRIVER: Phil Dick
  • Date of Birth: A smidge under 50
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: Hamilton
  • Day Job: Mechanical Engineer, Designer & Boat Builder
  • Hayden Digby Smith
  • NAVIGATOR: Hayden Digby Smith
  • Date of Birth: A smidge under 25
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: Hamilton
  • Day Job: Amateur Systems Engine & E Sport Athlete
  • BOAT NAME: Reaper
  • Engine (Size & Type): HRE 410 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 650 HP
  • Hull type: JDC Hypersprint 4000
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): Scott 8.5"
  • Main Sponsors: Self-funded and sponsored by JETDESIGNCO

 

57

Elite Kitchens
  • Sean Rice
  • DRIVER: Sean Rice
  • Date of Birth: 16/08/1972
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: New Plymouth
  • Day Job: Managing Director Elite Kitchens
  • Fay Rice
  • NAVIGATOR: Fay Rice
  • Date of Birth: 2/08/1986
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: New Plymouth
  • Day Job: Manager
  • BOAT NAME: Cosa Nostra
  • Engine (Size & Type): 406 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 650 HP
  • Hull type: Sprintec G-Force
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): Scott 8.5"
  • Main Sponsors: Elite Kitchens,

 

72

968 JS16 Rd4H
  • Andy Ryan
  • DRIVER: Andy Ryan
  • Date of Birth: 10/04/1694
  • Place of Birth: Carterton
  • Town/City I live: Pauatahanui
  • Day Job: Earthworks Contractor
  • KARIANE ALLAN
  • NAVIGATOR: Kariane Allan
  • Date of Birth: 10/02/1974
  • Place of Birth: Palmerston North
  • Town/City I live: Pauatahanui
  • Day Job: Office Manager
  • BOAT NAME: The Joker
  • Engine (Size & Type): 406 Chev,
  • Est. horsepower: 680 HP
  • Hull type: Stinger
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): Scott 8.5"
  • Main Sponsors: Rapid Earthworks, Hynds Pipe Systems, Insurance
    Specialists

 

77

Ryco
  • Stuart Latham
  • DRIVER: Stuart Latham
  • Date of Birth: 20/10/1969
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: Drury
  • Day Job: Supervisor at Heron Construction
  • James Haden navigator
  • NAVIGATOR: James Haden
  • Date of Birth: 20/11/1967
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: Te Awamutu
  • Day Job: Self Employed
  • BOAT NAME: Lethal Injection
  • Engine (Size & Type): 408 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 500+ HP
  • Hull type: Stinger
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): Scott 8.5"
  • Main Sponsors: Ryco Hydraulics NZ, 82 Degree’s Hose & Fittings,
    Heron Construction, Engine Dynamics.

 

151

Ray ferg Boat
  • ray
  • DRIVER: RAY FERGUSON
  • Date of Birth: 24/08/1971
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: Lower Hutt
  • Day Job: Director Westview Aluminium
  • Nicky Ferg
  • NAVIGATOR: NICKY FERGUSON
  • Date of Birth: 18/11/1971
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: Lower Hutt
  • Day Job: Mortgage Adviser
  • BOAT NAME: WESTVIEW ALUMINIUM
  • Engine (Size & Type): 410 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 680 HP
  • Hull type: Sprintec
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): Scott 8.5"
  • Main Sponsors: Westview Aluminium Upper Hutt, Nicky Ferguson t/a Stephanie Murray Mortgages, Bodyworks Panel & Paint, Engine Dynamics

 

158

Harry Boat
  • Harry w
  • DRIVER: Harry Wheelans
  • Date of Birth: 1/05/1994
  • Place of Birth: Lower Hutt
  • Town/City I live: Lower Hutt
  • Day Job: Industrial Designer
  • Jason Conroy
  • NAVIGATOR: Jason Conroy
  • Date of Birth: 30/11/1993
  • Place of Birth: Lower Hutt
  • Town/City I live: Ongaonga
  • Day Job: Farmer
  • BOAT NAME: Usain Boat
  • Engine (Size & Type): 412ci Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 620 HP
  • Hull type: Stinger
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): 8.5" Scott
  • Main Sponsors: MF King, Conroy Associates,Buy Tools Online, Capital City SeaDoo,
    Capital City SeaDoo.

 

222

1007 JS16 Rd4H
  • Ric B
  • DRIVER: Ric Burke
  • Date of Birth: 2/07/1979
  • Place of Birth: Timaru
  • Town/City I live: Hamilton
  • Day Job: Production Manager
  • Alf Kil
  • NAVIGATOR: Alf Kil
  • Date of Birth: 2/08/1973
  • Place of Birth: Chocolau (Hamilton)
  • Town/City I live: Hamilton
  • Day Job: Operations Manager
  • BOAT NAME: Firewater
  • Engine (Size & Type): 406 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 627 HP
  • Hull type: Sprintec G-Force
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): Southern Jet 8.5”
  • Main Sponsors: The Team

 

303

Excalibur
  • Tony Reade
  • DRIVER: Tony Reade
  • Date of Birth: 16/10/1960
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: Waitara
  • Day Job: Engineer
  • Andrew Baikie
  • NAVIGATOR: Andrew Baikie
  • Date of Birth: 3/02/1983
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: Waitara
  • Day Job: Concreter
  • BOAT NAME: Excalibur
  • Engine (Size & Type): 406 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 620 HP
  • Hull type: Mark 3 Mackraft
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): Scott 8.25"
  • Main Sponsors: Reade Engineering Limited, Shifty’s Sports
    Bar & TAB, Waitara Super Liquor, Peter Sole
    Transport Limited, Egmont Industrial Supplies Ltd.

 

686

Lockey boat
  • Locky1
  • DRIVER: LAUCHLAN MACMILLAN (LOCKY)
  • Date of Birth: 24/06/1976
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: New Plymouth
  • Day Job: Managing Director Fowler Homes Taranaki
  • Trent Photo2
  • NAVIGATOR: TRENT DUMBELL
  • Date of Birth: 27/03/1977
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live: New Plymouth
  • Day Job: Contractor
  • BOAT NAME: ONE CHANCE
  • Engine (Size & Type): 406 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 650 HP
  • Hull type: Stinger
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): Scott 8.5"
  • Main Sponsors: Fowler Homes Taranaki