161D Wayne Weatherly & Tayla Weatherly

“The Reaper”

Drivers

Wayne Weatherly
Tayla Weatherly

Sponsors

NZ Industrial Abseilers, Technical Welding Services, Automotive Retrimming Services, SAMS – Service And Maintenance Specialists, All Terrain Alignments, Toolshed Morrinsville, Mahana Graphics, Vercoe Insurance Brokers Morrinsville, Skout Collective, TJW Photos

NameThe Predator
MakeNitro Customs
Year Built2018
Weight>1200kgs
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

History

Previous DriversAccolades
Wayne Weatherley (2023-)First season in truck
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 in the trucks debut, 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!

Wayne Weatherley was a long-time competitor in F Class, running an LS1 powered Toyota FJ40 back in 2013. After a few years off he’s now upgraded to D Class with daughter Tayla alongside. Keeping up with the ongoing success Wayne has placed in the Top 10 at two events since, not bad for a buggy now past 10!