119D Chris Tomalin & Stu Mickell

“The Ninja”



Tomalin Engineering Services, Armoured Engineering Equipment, Pirtek Taupo

Truck Details

NameThe Ninja
MakeTomalin Engineering Services
Year Built2021
EngineChevrolet LS1 5.7L with ProCharger
TransmissionPowerglide gearbox with transfercase
DiffsToyota Landcruiser 80 Series Front & Rear
LockersTomalin Hydraulic Lockers
SuspensionFox Shocks, 4-Link Front, 4 Link Rear
Wheels35x12xR15 Federal Couragia MT on 15×10″ OMF Alloys


Previous DriversAccolades
Chris Tomalin (2021-)Best Presented NZ Truck 2023

The first build from Tomalin Engineering Services featuring all the fruit, The Ninja has been a long time coming but worth the wait! The only vehicle featuring a centrifugal supercharger, The Ninja claimed 11th overall in its first full season and an invitation to the Suzuki Extreme 4×4 Challenge in 2023.

Chris Tomalin is a long-time competitor in D Class, originally competing with a 383 Chev powered ‘Suzuki’ before navigating for Russell Luders to multiple Top 10’s over the last few seasons.

Stu Mickell previously competed in K Class with a HomeBuilt V6 buggy, claiming 2nd numerous years before joining Tomalin for 2023.