Archive for February 2017

Lawson encouraged by Scott’s US ‘Shoot-out’ experience

The latest winner of the New Zealand Formula 1600 competition, Liam Lawson, is encouraged by Michael Scott’s experience at the ‘scholarship shoot-out’ for the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, held in December last year. As part of winning the 2016/17 NZ F1600 title, Lawson now has the opportunity to head to the…

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Randle wins and looks beyond single seaters

Thomas Randle (20), became the first Australian to win the Castrol Toyota Racing Series – deservedly so – in its 13 year history, with a great demonstration of driving at the Manfeild Grand Prix over the weekend. The series has now established itself as the best off-season racing, for North American and European drivers looking…

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Moore win means title will go to last round

Richard ‘Danger’ Moore delivered his second win of the weekend at the New Zealand Grand Prix to ensure the fight for the 2017 PORTERGROUP V8 Utes championship title goes down to the wire at the final round at Hampton Downs. Starting from pole position after a first and third netted him top points, Moore was…

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New part ‘demon’ ruins Ross weekend

It wasn’t meant to be for Cambridge driver Nick Ross at round five of the BNT NZ Touring Car Championship at Manfeild near Feilding over the weekend. Despite having one of the fastest cars on the circuit, the Total Lubricants Nissan Altima was plagued by mechanical gremlins, putting a dampener on what was a promising…

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Daruvala takes GP, Randle the title

Melbourne’s Thomas Randle has become the first Australian to win the Toyota Racing Series title at Manfeild this afternoon in finishing third to Jehan Daruvala in the 62nd New Zealand Grand Prix. “It’s an amazing relief,” said Randle, who went into the race one point behind Pedro Piquet (Brazil) who finished fourth and one point…

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Harker goes three from three in Toyota 86 Championship

Christchurch driver Ryan Yardley is still in control of the 2016-2017 Toyota 86 Championship, but hard-charging Reid Harker has significantly eroded the points gap with three wins from three starts at Manfeild. Racing on the newly renamed Circuit Chris Amon, Albany driver Harker has taken the fight to the CareVets Racing team and chipped away…

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Liam Lawson wins NZ F1600 Championship title at Manfeild

Pukekohe’s Liam Lawson has continued on his winning way claiming the 2016/17 New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship title at the final round held at Manfeild Park over the weekend.  The 14 year old sealed the championship in the first race of the weekend, putting any chance of Canterbury rival Michael Collins beyond reach.  The final…

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Solid weekend nets Cockerton seventh in Toyota Racing Series

Pukekohe’s Taylor Cockerton has finished a solid seventh overall in the 2017 Castrol Toyota Racing Series after three strong race results at the NZ Grand Prix meeting over the weekend.  The final of five consecutive rounds saw Taylor finish seventh, sixth and ninth in the final three races at the Manfeild Park circuit in Feilding.…

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Evans again but Barry takes debut race win

Simon Evans has won the weekend at the fifth round of the BNT NZ Touring Car Championship at Manfeild. Evans claimed two wins and a second place over the weekend’s three races giving him enough points to claim the round honours. Evans looked on form to take his third race win of the weekend in…

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Harker aims to blow Toyota 86 Championship wide open

Albany driver Reid Harker is chipping away at the championship lead of CareVets driver Ryan Yardley, in the 2016-2017 Toyota 86 Championship. Victory in today’s first race of the weekend is one step closer to the title for the Albany driver. Michael Scott had qualified on pole, while Harker was off the back, serving out…

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