Archive for January 2018

Tight at the top as F1600 Champs head to Teretonga

Callum Hedge has the provisional lead in the New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship as this weekend it heads to Teretonga Park in Southland for the third of five rounds. It is a provisional lead, as the result of the final race at the previous round last weekend in Christchurch will now be decided through an…

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New leader in BNT V8s

As the BNT V8s head to Teretonga this weekend for round four of the Championship, Andre Heimgartner will be looking to continue his fast form in what could be another weather affected race weekend. There was a change in the championship lead at Ruapuna last weekend as Heimgartner took control at the top of the…

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MARCUS ARMSTRONG WINS LADY WIGRAM TROPHY

Victory in the Lady Wigram Trophy race has propelled local teenager Marcus Armstrong into the lead of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series after three races at the Ruapuna track, Christchurch this weekend. The 17 year old, who won the Italian Formula 4 title last year, took the lead from the start and wasn’t headed in…

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Heimgartner Takes Round Honours at Ruapuna

Andre Heimgartner has taken the overall win at the third round of the BNT V8s held at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna this weekend. Throughout the weekends three races Heimgartner claimed two wins and a third placing. Heimgartner had originally been classified as the race winner in Saturday’s opening race, before a post race penalty…

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Jack Milligan is the new Championship leader

Christchurch driver Jack Milligan has sprinted into the lead in the 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship with victory in today’s race at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna, Christchurch. Milligan dominated the race from the start and was able to dictate pace over the distance to the chequered flag, though behind him Michael Scott had forced his…

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VERSCHOOR WINS TOYOTA SERIES OPENER

Dutch teenager Richard Verschoor won the first race of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Ruapuna yesterday, leading from start to finish. Fastest qualifier, Robert Shwartzman from Russia had to be content with second after stuttering away from the start. “That was the main issue,” the 18 year old admitted afterwards. “I don’t think he…

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Smith Eyeing More Podiums in BNT V8s

Australian driver Jack Smith could be set to become a contender as round three of the BNT V8’s gets underway at Ruapuna this weekend. With tricky and wet conditions conditions greeting competitors and Smith on his debut at round one at Pukekohe, the 2017 Kumho V8 Touring Car Champion came to grips with his new…

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FIRST TIME DRIVERS RACING INTO THE UNKNOWN

First time drivers in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at the Ruapuna track near Christchurch could end up relying more than usual on their engineers and mechanics when qualifying and the first race is held on Saturday morning. The nine series debutants have spent the last three days practicing in wet conditions, but the weekend…

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ARMSTRONG, VERSCHOOR FAVOURITES FOR TOYOTA RACING SERIES

Six champions from a host of different junior categories around the world and eight drivers under the age of 18 years will line up in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, which starts at Ruapuna Park, Christchurch this weekend. Home town hero Marcus Armstrong, who is still just 17 years-old and finished fourth overall on debut…

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