Stinger 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.

3NZ/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

 

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" Scott
  • Main Sponsors: Novus Auto Glass, L. Johnson Construction,
    Woodbank Park Cottages, King Water Craft, Justin
    Neil Engineering, Performance Autos.

 

12

1596 JS16 Rd4H
  • Neil Marshall
  • DRIVER: Neil Marshall
  • Date of Birth: 27/09/1971
  • Place of Birth: Tauranga
  • Town/City I live: New Plymouth
  • Day Job: Industrial Coatings Inspector
  • Michelle Reid
  • NAVIGATOR: Michelle Reid
  • Date of Birth: 19/09/1973
  • Place of Birth: New Plymouth
  • Town/City I live: New Plymouth
  • Day Job: Registered Nurse
  • BOAT NAME: Eagle Automotive
  • Engine (Size & Type): 406 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 650 HP
  • Hull type: Stinger
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): 8.5" Scott
  • Main Sponsors: EAGLE AUTOMOTIVE, R Adamson Contracting, Marsh Motorsport

 

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 for 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" Scott
  • Main Sponsors: PSP – Clear Vue & SunTuf Translucent Roofing Products, Drainage Systems, Magnum Automotive, Newdick Sheetmetals, G.J.GARDNER HOMES

 

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: Tapanui
  • BOAT NAME: Marooned Too
  • Engine (Size & Type): 406 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

 

37

996 JS16 Rd4H
  • Bevin Muir
  • DRIVER: Bevin Muir
  • Date of Birth: 9/12/1967
  • Place of Birth: Thames
  • Town/City I live: Thames
  • Day Job: Sales Manager - Valley Toyota
  • Kathy Muir
  • NAVIGATOR: Kathy Muir
  • Date of Birth: 12/03/1979
  • Place of Birth: Auckland
  • Town/City I live: Thames
  • Day Job: Administrator
  • BOAT NAME: Teng Tools Racing
  • Engine (Size & Type): 406 ci Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 600 HP
  • Hull type: Stinger
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): Scott 2 Stage Sprint Unit
  • Main Sponsors: Teng Tools, Toyota Finance, Valley Toyota,
    Hydraulink, Prosper Mortgages & Insurance

 

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 1/4" Scott
  • Main Sponsors: STEVO’S DISTRIBUTORS, Heibner Motorsport,
    Lincoln Sports & Social Club, Fordell Garage

 

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): 412 Cu Dart
  • Est. horsepower: 650 HP
  • Hull type: Stinger
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): Scott 8.5"
  • Main Sponsors: Rapid Earthworks, Hynds Pipe Systems, Insurance
    Specialists

 

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: Design Student
  • Jason Conroy
  • NAVIGATOR: Jason Conroy
  • Date of Birth: 30/11/1993
  • Place of Birth: Lower Hutt
  • Town/City I live: Porangahau
  • Day Job: Shepard
  • 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, Interislander,
    Buy Tools Online, Capital City SeaDoo

 

27

Hot Property
  • 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, Company of Tiles,
    Superior Stainless

 

57

Wet Dream
  • 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: Wet Dream
  • Engine (Size & Type): 406 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 650 HP
  • Hull type: Stinger
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): Scott 8.5"
  • Main Sponsors: Elite Kitchens, FPA NZ

 

77

Lethal Injection
  • 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
  • NAVIGATOR:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Town/City I live:
  • Day Job:
  • BOAT NAME: Lethal Injection
  • Engine (Size & Type): 408 Chev
  • Est. horsepower: 580 HP
  • Hull type: Stinger
  • Jet Unit (Size & Type): Scott 8.5"
  • Main Sponsors: Ryco Hydraulics NZ, 82 Degree’s Hose & Fittings,
    Heron Construction

 

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