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1 month ago

Jake Whitaker

Merry Christmas from our little family to yours! Thank you for all the support you have given us over 2019! We hope you have a great Christmas and New Years break! Eat lots, drink lots and most of all, enjoy time with your friends and family! We wish you all the best for 2020! ๐Ÿ“ธ JW Photography NZ
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Merry Christmas from our little family to yours! Thank you for all the support you have given us over 2019! We hope you have a great Christmas and New Years break! Eat lots, drink lots and most of all, enjoy time with your friends and family! We wish you all the best for 2020! ๐Ÿ“ธ JW Photography NZ
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Merry Christmas to the Whitaker family. Have a great one

Merry Christmas guys , lovely photo but just realised Zac is missing ๐Ÿ˜‚ .... he’s probably got a deer baled up in the creek ๐Ÿ˜œ ..... Enjoy your time together and keep safe .... big hugs Muz and Leigh

Happy Christmas you guys. I hope you take a chance to wind down and recoup energy ready for all the plans and dreams I know are percolating for 2020. Love and hugs and a specially big hug for Maxton.

Merry Christmas Jane, Jake & Maxton - enjoy your day & holiday break! Lots of love Chris & Woody xox

Merry Christmas from the team at western warrior hope to see you in the new year ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿปโค

Your pic takes me back, great times, go well

Merry Xmas๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐Ÿป

merry christmas to you guy's to

Merry Christmas from the Laugesen clan

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1 month ago

Jake Whitaker

The racing year wrapped up with the Husqvarna Hard Cross this weekend near Tokoroa.
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I got off to a good start with the hole shot but got passed by Dylan and Tommy soon after. The track was fast and flowy and suited those quick guys. They were hauling. It was a scorcher of a day and I couldnโ€™t get into my grove. I felt off for much of the race. On the last lap Mackenzie and I went out wheel to wheel. He had more in the tank than me and I came home in 4th place overall.
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Thanks to Shaun, Jane, Maxton and Michaela for their help in the pits! Also a big thanks for Shaun, Adele and the team for putting on another great event. ๐Ÿ‘
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Congratulations on a great year, have a great Xmas

2 months ago

Jake Whitaker

Goggle prep โœ… Must almost be time to race again! The Scott Prospect is ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ
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Goggle prep โœ… Must almost be time to race again! The Scott Prospect is ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ
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2 months ago

Jake Whitaker

Thanks to my wife Jane from JW Photography NZ for capturing some amazing shots throughout the NZ Extreme Enduro series! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ‘Congrats Jake Whitaker on a stellar season - 2019 New Zealand Extreme Enduro Champion. Here are a few of my favourites from the series. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great stuff jake your a bloody champ . Very jelous of yr bikes lol

Congrats Jakey .... well done .... and the pics aren’t too bad either ๐Ÿ˜‚

Great season

2 months ago

Jake Whitaker

๐Ÿค™WHITAKER NEEDED ALL HIS SKILLS TO WIN DIRT BIKE SERIES

As was predicted, this year's edition of the New Zealand Extreme Off-Road Championship series went right down to the wire in Canterbury at the weekend.

The fourth and final round of the Yamaha-sponsored competition was wrapped up after two days of brutal riding at two vastly different venues around Christchurch on Friday and Saturday, with the series outcome unsure until the final few moments of race action.

The weekend's two-dayer began with an enduro-cross at the Christchurch A&P Showgrounds on Friday, followed by the Nut Buster hard enduro at nearby Oxford the following day.

Wainuiomata's Jake Whitaker eventually claimed the glamour Gold Class trophy on Saturday afternoon, although even he wasn't sure he'd done enough until moments after the final session and he needed all his magical skills from years of winning national trial championships to get him through the demands of the weekend.

He had been locked in a fierce battle throughout this year's extreme series with Helensville's Tom Buxton and, when they locked horns again on Friday and Saturday, the battle intensified still further.

Christchurch rider Hamish Macdonald, just returned from international duties and making his first appearance in this domestic series, won the enduro-cross on Friday, but most eyes were on the see-saw battle for championship honours between Whitaker and Buxton.

Whitaker finished ahead of Buxton in the enduro-cross and this gave him confidence ahead of the next day's extreme enduro.

But the racing the next day was perhaps even more intense, with virtually nothing to separate the two men on the hilly course.

Although Buxton did eventually finish ahead of Whitaker on Saturday, that wasn't quite enough and so Whitaker narrowly took the national Extreme Enduro Championship title ahead of Buxton.

New Plymouth's Tony Parker, Rotorua's Bradley Lauder and then Napier's Mackenzie Wiig rounded out the top five overall for the 2019 championship standings in the premier Gold Class.

Motorcycling New Zealand enduro commissioner Justin Stevenson said the final round had lived up to all expectations.

"It was certainly challenging," he said.

"The winds were extreme and riders were being blown off their bikes at some places along the ridge lines. Then there was a huge downpour in the afternoon, making it muddy and very slippery too."

Riders nominated themselves as either Gold, Silver or Bronze class competitors, depending upon their skill and fitness levels, and the battle for silver and bronze glory was equally fierce.

In the Silver Class, Hastings rider Brett Gunson won the series ahead of New Plymouth duo Daniel Herbert and Mark Horwell.

The top three in the Bronze Class this year were Whitecliffs' rider Luke Corson , Rerewhakaaitu's Zach Sefuiva and then Hastings rider Michael Toulmin.

Best of the Silver Veterans (40-49 years) for the series was Auckland's Troy Field, with Kaukapakapa's Lucia Oles topping the Bronze Women's Class.

Stevenson praised the host Christchurch Off-Road Motorcycle Club.

"They did a tremendous job of running this event," he said. "So much effort was put in by these people and it was certainly appreciated."

Only three of the four rounds of the championship were counted towards the final tally, with riders to discard their one worst score from the three North Island rounds.

The 2019 Yamaha NZ Extreme Off-Road Championships were supported by Mitas tyres, Macaulay Metals, Best Build Construction, Silver-bullet, Kiwi Rider magazine, Dirt Rider Downunder magazine, Moto Events NZ and NZ Car Parts (Auckland).

Credit: Words by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com
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2 months ago

Jake Whitaker

2019 New Zealand Extreme Enduro Champion!!
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Iโ€™ve been working hard to put a full series of results together for a while now and Iโ€™m stoked to finally get my name on a national title along side some of New Zealandโ€™s best. Itโ€™s been a great series with tight racing and all of the rounds pushed us to our limits.
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After a massive couple of days racing, the 2019 Nut Buster is done and dusted for another year. It was a tough day out in the hills today with some extreme weather conditions! Iโ€™ve never ridden in such high winds and when the rain hit, the down hills became out of control! I managed to bend my rear disc on the second lap and had to push on with very little brake. I had some awesome battles today with Tommy Buxton and thought I had him until the last hill! I finished up just behind him in 3rd and behind Dylan in 1st giving me 2nd overall for the weekend.
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I couldnโ€™t have put this series together without the huge support from my wife Jane - itโ€™s been a huge effort. Massive thanks to all my sponsors and everyone that supports me. You are all awesome thank you! ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ“ธ JW Photography NZ
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Well deserved buddy, been hanging out on info on how you have done today, wicked result ๐Ÿค™

Wicked mate! Well deserved ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Wicked result mate, well done โœŠ๐Ÿป

You bloody beaut, well done. I hope you didn't squirt all the bubbly away and managed to get a taste. Enjoy it all, you deserve it

Grear result and great to see you winning the series , almost to bump you got wrong turn and i was coming up with no gear lever on very steep track and ooo shit you was coming down with no rear brake but still in full control...impressive!!! Congrats!

Awesome job mate So... When are you starting with training the next generation ๐Ÿคฃ

Great stuff.. big effort all that travelling, riding, Bike Maintenance . well done and well deserved ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’ช

Fantastic result Jake, Jane and Maxton. A true team effort. Stoked for you.

Congrats mate all those years on the trials bike paid off

Top effort bruh! Big idol๐Ÿค˜

Awesome Jake! Well done on the title and perseverance to get there. Great support by the sounds of it too ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰

Top work mate

A massive congratulations Jake, very well deserved. Very proud to be behind you and your racing, ohh and that great little family of yours.

Congratulations Jake, well deserved by the sounds of it!!

Fantastic effort team Whitaker

too good mate

Awesome!! and well deserved ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘

Top job Jake, congrats!

Well done Jake

Massive congrats Jake!!!!

Great result Jake Whitaker. Well done.

Top stuff Jake

Congrats Horse! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

Well done that man, well done indeed Jake.

Congratulations Jake ๐Ÿ’™ Massive respect bro!!! Legend! ๐Ÿ˜

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2 months ago

Jake Whitaker

Mixed day at the Nut Buster Enduro Cross today. I had a bad start in the final of the qualifying race that determines our starting positions for tomorrow. I pushed as hard as I could but it was so tough to pass on the track and the guys were flying. I had to settle for 5th place. I managed to find something extra for the feature races. I got an awesome start in the first race and held the front spot from start to finish. I followed this up with a 3rd and 4th in the next two races to take out 3rd overall in the features. Big day tomorrow in the hills! Letโ€™s see what we can do!
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Nice work!! All the best for tomorrow!! โœŠโœŠ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿค™

Best of luck jake!!!!

You're gonna smash it tomorrow! Bummer I couldn't get down this year

Top job Jake!

Good work, go well. Let it flow, relax

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3 months ago

Jake Whitaker

When the hot lines not so hot!
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When the hot lines not so hot! 
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Scrubbing ๐Ÿคฃ

Shit happens

3 months ago

Jake Whitaker

What a weekend! This weekend we tackled the Over The Top Hard Enduro also doubling as round 3 of the NZ Extreme Enduro Nationals in Napier. After being taken out by a terrible bug on Friday night, I wasnโ€™t sure I was going to make it out of bed on Saturday. Jane pumped me with diastop ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ and electrolytes and we made it to the start line of the enduro cross. I perked up for a couple of races but was just holding on in the last one. Race 1 - 3rd, Race 2 - 2nd, Race 3 - 4th giving me 3rd overall for the day. I was happy to secure valuable points heading into day two.
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Overnight I recovered well and woke up feeling good. The gun went off I grabbed the hole shot on my TSS Motorcycles KTM 300 EXC. Mackenzie Wiig got past and he knew where he was going, so I sat in behind and followed him for the first lap learning the track. We headed into the pits together and after a quick pit from Jane, I headed out just in front of Mackenzie. I pushed hard and pulled a small gap on him. He stayed on my tail (within 2 minutes) for most the race. It was hot work - 30 degrees!!! It made for some extremely tough racing conditions. My water ran out with a couple of laps to go... I was pretty happy to see Jane with water for me on my last lap. Bosses orders were to push hard as Mackenzie wasnโ€™t far behind. He missed the cut off by 5 seconds and didnโ€™t make it out for another lap. Not knowing this, I pushed as hard as I could and after 4 and a half hours I took the win!
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Iโ€™m really happy to take the win on such a fast track (the fastest hard enduro of the series). As Mackenzie had won the enduro cross he took the weekend overall win, I came in second, and Tommy Buxton in 3rd. The extra points this weekend keep me out in front of the championship with a very small margin with one round to go! Looks like itโ€™s going to come down to the wire! Big thanks to everyone that helped out this weekend!
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What a weekend! This weekend we tackled the Over The Top Hard Enduro also doubling as round 3 of the NZ Extreme Enduro Nationals in Napier. After being taken out by a terrible bug on Friday night, I wasnโ€™t sure I was going to make it out of bed on Saturday. Jane pumped me with diastop ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ and electrolytes and we made it to the start line of the enduro cross. I perked up for a couple of races but was just holding on in the last one. Race 1 - 3rd, Race 2 - 2nd, Race 3 - 4th giving me 3rd overall for the day. I was happy to secure valuable points heading into day two.
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Overnight I recovered well and woke up feeling good. The gun went off I grabbed the hole shot on my TSS Motorcycles KTM 300 EXC. Mackenzie Wiig got past and he knew where he was going, so I sat in behind and followed him for the first lap learning the track. We headed into the pits together and after a quick pit from Jane, I headed out just in front of Mackenzie. I pushed hard and pulled a small gap on him. He stayed on my tail (within 2 minutes) for most the race. It was hot work - 30 degrees!!! It made for some extremely tough racing conditions. My water ran out with a couple of laps to go... I was pretty happy to see Jane with water for me on my last lap. Bosses orders were to push hard as Mackenzie wasnโ€™t far behind. He missed the cut off by 5 seconds and didnโ€™t make it out for another lap. Not knowing this, I pushed as hard as I could and after 4 and a half hours I took the win! 
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Iโ€™m really happy to take the win on such a fast track (the fastest hard enduro of the series). As Mackenzie had won the enduro cross he took the weekend overall win, I came in second, and Tommy Buxton in 3rd. The extra points this weekend keep me out in front of the championship with a very small margin with one round to go! Looks like itโ€™s going to come down to the wire! Big thanks to everyone that helped out this weekend! 
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Good work team whitaker. There was charcoal capsules in the cupboard too (awesome for stopping bugs in their tracks) hope you didn't leave the bugs behind.

Great pics, top report, bloody good racing. Well done

Good man JW ! This win has been a long time coming. So glad for you. Betcha earn it right proper. Wahoo

Well done crew. Another notch on the belt. Great photos too. And great recovery

Yeah mate! Awesome result.

Champ train!!

Nice work brother!!

Bloody awesome race reporting jake excellent results

brilliant riding and reporting

Good work mate

Awesome team Whitaker!

Top work

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