A weekend of action-packed off-roading is rolling into town in November.
Taranaki Off road Racing Club are busy preparing for the final round of the central series and the 2020 ladies race day.
Club member Jesseka Fairclough says the central series is a two round competition that will feature drivers from around the North Island.
"The first round was held in Palmerston North on September 26. We're very excited to be hosting the final."
Drivers compete in four short course laps. Points are added together from both rounds and the person with the highest amount of points win.
"The trophies for the top three are sponsored by Energy City Motors. They are also sponsoring the trophies for second and third for the ladies race. Dan's Tractor Repairs in Hawera is sponsoring the ladies race first place trophy."
This is the second year the club has organised the ladies race, Jesseka says.
"When we introduced it last year it was well received. We had 12-15 drivers which is quite a lot. It's a great event as it gives the partners and wives of our club members the chance to have a go."
She says the only requirements to participate is being able to drive a vehicle registered under Oranz (Off Road Association of New Zealand).
"There will be four short course races."
Jesseka says the day is not to be missed.
"There will be lots of action and some well-known drivers who are cool to watch, they're very fast."
Taranaki Off road Racing Club has been running for the past five years, Jesseka says.
"It all started when a couple of guys were at the Midhirst Pub. They were saying it would be great to have a local track so they wouldn't have to travel all the time. One guy heard the conversation and said he had some land they could use. They made it into a track and every year around Christmas they work on the track to keep it in tip-top shape."
She says she enjoys the comaraderie of the club.
"I like the horsepower behind the racing but I also like how the club is one big family. We're all very close."
Jesseka says she enjoys racing.
"This is my third season for the club and before that I participated in speedway as my parents used to race. I go against the boys but the ladies race is great as it gets females into a sport that not many females participate in. It's all about kicking the boys out and letting the girls have a play."
She says the weekend will be a fun family-friendly event.
"We have designated spectator spots so they can safely watch the action and a barbecue. For the drivers, it's fun to get out there and have a go."
■ The ladies race takes place November 14 starting at 12pm and the final round of the central series takes place November 15 starting at 10am. Racing is at 5 Manganui Rd, Midhirst. Entry fee is a gold coin donation.