Christchurch's Jeff Judd has taken a superb finish in the latest round of the Mainland Rally series - by finishing the 0800 Boxman Rally of Nelson in 9th position overall.
Part of the New Zealand Rally Championship, Judd and co-driver Grant Marra in the Hankook Tyres Subaru Impreza, completed the eleven stage two-day event unscathed, despite having to change a punctured tyre.
"I'm pretty happy - you've got to be with a result like that in a field full of national championship competitors even after spending three minutes changing a tyre," said Judd.
"We had some real highlights over the weekend and it's really enjoyable to be in the four-wheel drive again - I knew it would take a while to get back in the groove."
"Of course the Hankook tyres worked superbly on the rocky forestry roads - and thanks to the support we've received from BNT to help make our success possible."