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Ronan Murphy wins 2018 SpeedSport Scholarship

Hawkes Bay teenager Ronan Murphy has kick-started his motorsport career after winning the 2018 SpeedSport “Star of Tomorrow” Scholarship, earning him a fully funded season the NZ Formula First Championship and a Formula 4 test in the USA. The 16-year-old schoolboy, who’s father Greg is one of the all time V8 Supercar greats, was put…

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Entries open for 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series

Registrations for next summer’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series have opened, eight months before the first round. As in previous years the championship will be run over five consecutive weekends in January and February 2019, with the calendar details to be released at a later date. Each round will have three races – one on Saturday…

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IT’S OFFICIAL – CRIGHTON AND HEDGE WIN CAREVETS TOYOTA 86 SCHOLARSHIP

Arran Crighton and Callum Hedge are the 2018-2019 CareVets Toyota 86 Scholarship winners and will race for the team over the coming six round championship which starts at November’s Virgin Australia Supercar Championship event at Pukekohe. The pair emerged triumphant over 13 other hopefuls after a full day of testing at the Hampton Downs race…

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Clark: “SpeedSport Scholarship is the best step you can take”

  The SpeedSport Scholarship’s most recent winner, Conrad Clark, has touted the scholarship as the best step you can take in forging a successful motorsport career.  The opportunity for Clark to step up to the international F4 formula came after a partnership between USA open wheeler team, Kiwi Motorsports, and the SpeedSport Scholarship which sees…

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CASSIDY SEVENTH AT SUPER FORMULA OPENER

Nick Cassidy showed good race pace and audacious overtaking moves, to climb up eight places to finish seventh in the first round of Japan’s Super Formula Series at the Suzuka circuit. The 23-year-old had qualified 15th, just missing the second qualifying session. “It was a tough race, but I’m happy with my drive,” said Cassidy,…

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FAMOUS NAMES ON TRACK AT TOYOTA 86 CHAMPIONSHIP TEST

Murphy, Stichbury – the names of two Kiwi motorsport legends returned to the track on Friday at Hampton Downs in the northern Waikato as the Toyota 86 Championship hosted 25 fresh race drivers at its post-season test day. Ronan, son of Greg Murphy; and Zac, son of Ashley Stichbury (1971-2002), were among the new group…

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MANUELL WINS BUT MORE RETAINS TITLE

Richard ‘Danger’ Moore retained his PORTERGROUP V8 Ute Championship title with a fifth place in the final race of the season at Pukekohe Park, pipping race and round winner Paul ‘Auto’ Manuell to the title. Chris ‘Hammertime’ Hanley started from pole position but it was Manuell who made the getaway and built up a decent…

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WELCOME BACK HAMMERTIME

WELCOME BACK HAMMERTIME Chris ‘Hammertime’ Hanley is back in the winner’s circle after taking the spoils in the second race of the final weekend of the season for the PORTERGROUP V8 Utes at Pukekohe Park. In another close and dramatic race, Hanley held off a charging Andrew ‘Hireman’ Porter to take the 12 lap encounter.…

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IMPRESSIVE SPRATT WINS IN STYLE

Matt ‘Stinger’ Spratt came out fighting in the first race of the weekend, and dominated it in the Primogrow Ford Falcon FG. In the spotlight after his part in the Hampton Downs carnage, Spratt delivered the perfect race to go with an impeccable qualifying performance. A great start followed by a series of blistering laps…

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LAST EVENT OF THE SEASON AND IT’S HUGE

It’s the Speed Works Motorsport Championship finale and it will be action all the way at the iconic Pukekohe Park Raceway and the Flying Farewell meeting, with the weekend action headed by the PORTERGROUP V8 Utes, unlimited racers from the TRADEZONE GTRNZ series and the fabulous Pirelli Porsche Championship series. With it being the final…

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