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Top ten the goal for karting sensation Cranston

Multiple karting champion Jacob Cranston is the latest young gun to commit to the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and the talented racer and soccer player has one goal in mind for the coming season – to get inside the top ten on a regular basis in his first season racing cars. Ten years in karting…

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Prize pool offers big step towards Supercars dream for young NZ drivers

A career in Supercars could be one step closer for two young Kiwi racers after Toyota Racing New Zealand confirmed its best ever prize pool for the forthcoming Toyota 86 Championship. The prizes offer the chance for two drivers not only to make a big step forward in their racing careers but also to catch…

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TOYOTA FT-50 TEST IN NEW ZEALAND ON OFFER TO AUSTRALIAN F4 ACE

A joint initiative between Toyota Racing New Zealand and CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motorsport) will build closer links across the Tasman and give the driver with the best form over the last two rounds of the CAMS PAYCE Formula 4 Championship the opportunity to test Toyota’s FT-50 single seater racing car at Hampton Downs in…

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Ngatoa targeting title challenge as career momentum builds

Multiple karting champion and championship runner up in Formula First Kaleb Ngatoa is the latest young gun to sign up for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship, and the Rangitikei College 17 year old has put together a formidable team for an attack on the championship in his first season. Ngatoa’s car will be run by…

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Dark Horse Duo Looking Forward To Busy Season

Top racing duo Andrew Jackson and Leo Bult have this week confirmed they will step up to NZ Championship level next season when they share a full campaign in the forthcoming Toyota 86 Championship aboard the ex-Speed Works and Jaden Ransley car. The new team will run under the banner of Darkhorse Racing and the…

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Racing In His Blood

Racing is definitely in the blood of multiple champion Justin Allen and the Feilding racer is stepping up to the big time with confirmation that he is to run the full 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship. Justin (23) grew up watching his father Huw race a Chevron and in later years a Saker in various New…

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A Different Journey

The journey to the starting line for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship might have been a different one – a very different one – for seventeen-year-old Peter Vodanovich, but the goal remains clear for the St Kentigern College racer – victory. Vodanovich doesn’t have a background in karting as so many racing drivers of all…

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Hedge focuses on finding fractions in Toyota 86 Championship

Formula 1600 champion and CareVets Scholarship winner Callum Hedge is fired up for a title challenge in the Toyota 86 Championship next season – and is hoping to find an advantage over the field in data analysis and set-up. Hedge (14) is spending the off-season preparing for the championship utilising the programme developed for him…

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A Rocket Return for the ‘Scud’

Brett ‘The Scud’ Rudd will be back in the PORTERGROUP V8 Ute Championship for the 2018-2019 season, coming out of an enforced early retirement with the ex-Richard Moore Holden and with a championship challenge firmly in his sights. Rudd, one of the most popular drivers in the series in recent seasons, and a racer with…

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Confident Crighton looking To Continue Winning Form

CareVets Toyota 86 racer Arran Crighton is turning heads early in his circuit racing career and will enter the forthcoming Toyota 86 Championship as a potential title contender. Having learned his race craft skills – like so many – in karting, the 20 year old has been mightily impressive since he switched from single seaters…

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