Archive for October 2017

Reid Harker back for high profile Toyota 86 race

Reid Harker of Albany is making a one-off return to the Toyota 86 Championship for the first round at the ITM Super Sprint, November 3-5. Harker, 22, is something of a single-make specialist and is rated one of the ‘finds’ of the Toyota 86 Championship. He drove three races as a stand-in for another driver…

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LATHROPE READY FOR CLASS 1 DEBUT AND SEASON AHEAD

Making the step up into class one of the BNT V8s this season, former class two front-runner Brad Lathrope says he’s ready to take the next step of his career at round one of the championship at Pukekohe next weekend. Finishing runner up in the class two championship for the past two seasons, Lathrope will…

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MILESTONE FOR ROSS THIS SEASON

Cambridge V8 driver, Nick Ross, will mark a milestone in his racing career as he lines up for his 15th season in the BNT V8s which kicks off at Pukekohe, November 3-5. With a championship title to his name in the 2013/14 season, 42-year old Ross finds himself the longest competing current driver in the…

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CASSIDY PERFORMS ABOVE EXPECTATIONS

Nick Cassidy’s debut season in Super Formula might have finished with a washout race at Suzuka but the Aucklander is happy with how he performed. Home for a fortnight, before returning to Japan for the final round of the SUPER GT Championship Cassidy said his first experience of the nearly 600 horsepower Super Formula single…

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Ransley returns to Toyota 86 Championship with big aims

Young Christchurch racer Jaden Ransley has big plans for his return to the Toyota 86 Championship. Ransley was just 14 years old when he contested last year’s Championship, making him one of the youngest ever. Before making his debut in the Toyota 86 Championship, he had never driven a manual-shift car and as he goes…

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Gulson brings Aussie challenge to New Zealand’s Toyota 86 Championship

Dylan Gulson went wheel to wheel with New Zealand’s own Jack Milligan at Bathurst in October. Now the 25-year old Aussie racer plans to return the favour and race in the Toyota 86 Championship at its opening round, held as part of the V8 Supercar race weekend at Pukekohe November 3-5. Gulson is the latest…

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Conrad Clark keen to follow in footsteps of champions

As the country gets excited about its first Formula 1 driver in more than three decades, another young gun from the same category that nurtured a young Brendon Hartley is also setting his sights high for the coming season. Taupo driver Conrad Clark will run the full Hi-Q Components Formula First season this coming summer,…

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Hartley’s F1 news sensational for NZ motorsport

The announcement that Kiwi racing driver Brendon Hartley will race for Formula 1 team Scuderia Toro Rosso in America next weekend is a yet another major milestone in Hartley’s stellar career and for New Zealand motorsport as a whole. Hartley’s debut F1 race, the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA)…

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Mike Racing confirms Rush Hour entry

Speed Works Events Rush Hour concept is gathering pace, with the first wild card GT3 entry for the three round, televised one hour mini enduro series confirmed with one of Mike Racing’s Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 cars. The Rush Hour concept will add value for competitors taking part in the BNT V8s, Pirelli Porsche, TradeZone…

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