Archive for January 2017

F1 Stars of Tomorrow Descend on Taupo

Formula One Grand Prix Racing remains the pinnacle of motorsport in the world today, and 17 international young guns and three talented young kiwis will come to the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park over the weekend of February 4 and 5 hoping to take a giant step towards a career in the sport’s top class. The…

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Armstrong emerges from chaos to win

Christchurch’s Marcus Armstrong has won this afternoon’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series event at Hampton Downs after grabbing the initiative in a chaotic first lap. Fastest qualifier Thomas Randle (Australia) slid wide on the second corner and Armstrong who had started third took his chance. Invercargill’s Brendon Leitch who had a great start from fourth to…

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Ickx recalls Amon as one of the fastest

Caption: Chris Amon (left) and Jacky Ickx flank Swiss driver Jo Siffert at prizegiving for the 1968 British Grand Prix. Amon and Ickx were Ferrari team-mates that year, a special period that Ickx will discuss at the Chris Amon Celebration Dinner at Manfeild on February 12. (Photo: Sutton Images) “His personality was amazing. He was…

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Moore wins race, Manuell the round

Richard ‘Danger’ Moore took his second win of the weekend after another thriller in the PORTERGROUP V8 Utes, holding off a three car train of Paul ‘Auto’ Manuell, Matt ‘Stinger’ Spratt and Peter ‘Kaos’ Ward for most of the race, but it wasn’t enough to stop Manuell securing the round win and extending his championship…

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Cockerton heads to home tracks after solid points haul in the South

Kiwi driver Taylor Cockerton heads to the next three rounds of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series sixth overall on the leader board after gaining more points over the weekend at Teretonga Park in Invercargill.  In a weekend of wet, cold and windy weather, the Waikato University student finished sixth, fifth and ninth in three races…

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