A supportive team for competitors, families and supporters in motocross racing

The Wrangler Encounter Race Team facilitates young people to unleash and release their potential through a team atmosphere of mentoring and coaching for riders competing in motocross racing and offers a positive team community of supportive people coming together for the common love of motocross.


November 12th Rotorua Club Day

November 25th& 26th NZ Women’s Nationals Taranaki

December 9th & 10th team training camp

December 29th & 30th Summercross WBOP

January 27th & 28th Woodville NZGP Manawatu

February 4th NZMX Nationals rnd1 Taranaki

February 25th NZMX Nationals rnd2 Rotorua

March 11th NZMX Nationals rnd3 Hawkesbury

March 24th NZMX Nationals rnd4 Taupo

We are competing in motocross racing to bring out the best in each other. This is one of the most mentally, physically, and spiritually demanding sports in the world, we take a holistic approach to unleash the potential in our team riders. We seek to engage with them on a deep relational level through the physical activities of training and competing. This opens the opportunity of exploring ones mentality and spirituality where ones identity and purpose are formed. We then facilitate growth and strengthen to overcome the areas that are holding them back from releasing their full potential, in both motocross racing and life.

"Being around such kind generally good people all the time really helps with how I now act around other people because I know what it is like to be looked after and treated like this. This life advice constantly given is no doubt a huge eye opener and has helped make me who I am now." Team rider

"We are humbled to have the privilege of supporting Mary and her Encounter Race Team for the last 5 years, the work she and her team does is amazing and the results speak for themselves. The camaraderie and community shines through when you see the team at the track. I cannot speak highly enough of the positivity, hope, faith and direction that Mary brings these boys and girls, it truly outstanding" Reece Mcleod, FOX NZ


Research shows that the mind is the control centre of all our choices, so the well-being of the body and spirit depends on the condition of one's mind. So having a healthy, strong and controlled mental focus is essential for a person to reach their God-given potential. This is an area often overlooked in our culture today, so we are taking the opportunity to change this through our work with riders in motocross racing.
It is not the success of winning races that we measure, but rather the inner life changes in the individuals. This is displayed in their outer life responses to the highs and lows they will face in this challenging sport. Here are some of the areas we anticipate to see of life changes through the process;
  • Strengthened holistic secure identity.
  • Increased spiritual and emotional self-awareness.
  • A purpose filled mental focus.
  • The optimism to excel in life's challenges.
  • Resilience in the face of adversity.
  • Making self-disciplined choices through a positive view of themselves and their future.
  • Contributing the wellbeing of others in society.

The following attributes are required of a sponsored team rider;

  • Intentional living with a willingness to learn more about life.
  • Respectful & considerate of others.
  • Dedicated to progression in the sport of motocross racing.
  • Committed to training and working within a competitive team environment.
  • High level of sportsmanship.


"I feel a sense of belonging and acceptance through the Encounter Race Team"

"Encounter Race Team has impacted me by breaking down why I feel certain things about how or what happens in life, as well as riding. And what effects it has, looking at The Hauora/well being."

"It taught me to just relax and have fun no matter the event."

"Loved looking at the spiritual and mental sides of racing and how it influences the way I ride"

"The friendly and helpful team spirit made it very enjoyable"

"Encounter Race Team has changed my mind-set towards motox, changed it from thinking that its everyman for himself when really it's a giant team sport."

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