161D Wayne Weatherly & Tayla Weatherly
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|Engine||Chevrolet LS2 6.0L|
|Transmission||Toyota Windom A540e|
|Diffs||Toyota Landcrusier 80 Series 8″ Front and 9″ Rear|
|Lockers||Tomalin Hydraulic Lockers|
|Suspension||Fox Shocks, 4-Link Front, 4 Link Rear|
|Wheels||35x12xR15 Federal Couragia MT on 15×12″ OMF Alloys|
|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.
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!