December 4th, 2018.

Way back in the early to mid-2000s NORA was a North-East based club catering for a wide range of adult and youth classes where the Quadzilla Pro-Shark was THE tool to have in the up to 100cc class. In fact, in 2007, 12-year old Harry Hinckley, son of Quadzilla boss Mike Hinkley took the 100cc class win on a ProShark before moving on to a number of Quadzila specials in the larger classes.

Harry retired from racing to concentrate on his engineering studies, but he and Quadzilla made a long-delayed return to racing at Weston this year, with Quadzilla sponsoring the quad race and Harry taking to the track in the 4x4 class.

"We took one of our utility 850XC models out of the box, fitted a skid plate, a radiator relocation kit and an ignition cut-out and hit the track," explained Harry. "It was my first time at Weston and a bit of a learning curve, but I was up to 50th before I had a few tyre issues, but still finished 87th overall and 35th in the 4x4 class."

Getting the bug, the next race for Harry and Quadzilla was the Skegness beach race. With lessons learned from Weston, he pushed the 850XC to a high of 10th place in the race, but a steady pitstop gave him 16th overall.

Harry is now planning a full 2019 season in a premier Enduro or XC series, as well as the major beach races.