Current 2NZ: Neville Mather & Richard Verner

“The Predator”


Neville Mather & Richard Verner


Explorer Motorhomes, Glenview Automotive

Truck Details

NameThe Predator
MakeNitro Customs
Year Built2018
EngineChevrolet LS2 6.0L
TransmissionToyota Windom A540e
DiffsToyota Landcrusier 80 Series 8″ Front and 9″ Rear
LockersTomalin Hydraulic Lockers
SuspensionFox Shocks, 4-Link Front, 4 Link Rear
Wheels35x12xR15 Federal Couragia MT on 15×12″ OMF Alloys


Previous DriversAccolades
Wayne Weatherley (2023-)
Neville Mather (2018-2023)3NZ 2019, 2NZ 2023, x2 Suzuki Extreme 4×4 Challenge Champ

When Nitro #4 was built it was nicknamed the “Budget Nitro” compared to its other stablemates, however it was a name soon blown out of the water with its impressive performances making it arguably the 2nd most successful truck from Nitro Customs.

Neville Mather & Richard Verner taking their first win at Thames

With Neville Mather & Richard Verner making a return to the sport having last competed in E Class with a Suzuki Vitara, they finished 3rd Outright in their debut season in 2019! They followed it up with their first win in 2020 as well as taking out the Suzuki Extreme 4×4 Challenge in 2021. 2022 saw them take two wins on their way for 4th Overall that season, before bringing the fight to Sam Thomsen & Mitch Caldow in 2023!

Neville Mather originally navigated in C Class in the early 2000’s before debuting with a modified Suzuki Vitara in D Class in the mid 2000’s. Later they would make his name in the tight competitive field of E Class taking a championship title in 2009.

Richard Verner was a long time navigator for Shannon Wellman across C Class & D Class in the mid 2000’s-2010’s, before teaming up with Neville Mather.