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Hendl-Cox tops chaotic NZ Formula First round at Pukekohe

Whakatane driver Reece Hendl-Cox, 19, has walked away from the second round of the 2018/19 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship with the largest points haul of the field. Hendl-Cox scored a podium finish and a race win in what was a chaotic weekend. Saturday morning’s 15-minute qualifying session saw a slightly larger field of…

Australian F4 Champion tests FT-50

  2018 CAMS PAYCE Australian F4 Champion Jayden Ojeda got his first taste of a Castrol Toyota Racing Series FT-50 when he tested at Hampton Downs this week. The test was a joint initiative between Toyota Racing New Zealand and CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motorsport) to build closer links across the Tasman, with the drive…

Adam maintains strong championship position after second round

Mount Albert’s Connor Adam, 20, has maintained a strong position in the 2018/19 Toyota 86 Championship after the second round at Pukekohe Park Raceway at the weekend. Friday’s practice signalled how tight the competition would be with the top ten drivers being separated by less than one second on the time sheets. Adam ended practice…

Williams set to begin 2019 European challenge with NZ warm up

Perth-based Euroformula Open Championship racer Calan Williams will continue his eye-catching rise through the junior formulae by beginning the 2019 season with the Castrol Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand. Williams captured the attention of many in Europe last season, running rounds of the Euroformula Open Championship winter season with Fortec Motorsport before undertaking the…

Hedge secures round after dramatic third race

Fifteen year old Callum Hedge took his first round win in the Toyota 86 Championship season with an outstanding victory in one of the best races ever seen in the category at Pukekohe Park. For much of the final fifteen lap race on the iconic, original Pukekohe layout a leading pack consisting of Hedge, CareVets…

Jack Smith Takes Round Win and Championship Lead in BNT V8s

Australian driver Jack Smith has taken the lead of the BNT V8s Championship at Pukekohe this weekend, by notching up two wins and a second placing in his SCT Logistics/Supercheap Auto Holden Commodore. Smith qualified on pole in Class One of the Championship and backed up yesterdays win, with another victory in race two and…

Round winner Collinson holds off Spratt in race long battle

Glen ‘Coyote’ Collinson has taken his second win of the weekend at Pukekohe Park Raceway for round two of the NZ V8 Ute Series – and took his first ever round win in the category in the process. Collinson took advantage of his pole position start, getting the jump on Paul ‘Auto’ Manuell and leading…

Hedge wins fierce CareVets battle for Race 2 win

Callum Hedge emerged as race winner in the second Toyota 86 Championship race of the weekend at Pukekohe Park after a fierce battle with team mate Arran Crighton. The two dominated the race and the lead changed several times between them until the final lap when Crighton out braked himself at the hairpin defending his…

Charging Whitley steals historic race win on the last lap

Alexandra Whitley charged through the reverse top ten grid to win the second race of the weekend for round two of the NZ V8 Utes Series and put her name in the history books as the series’ first female race winner. Dave ‘Dirty’ Kernohan took the early lead from pole, followed by Geoff ‘SOS’ Spencer…

Collinson converts pole to race win

Glen ‘Coyote’ Collinson has converted his pole position into a race win at Pukekohe Park Raceway at the first round of the NZ V8 Ute Series – leading from lights to flag. Collinson got the jump off the line in the DNA Paints Ford Falcon FG ahead of fellow front row sitter Paul ‘Auto’ Manuell…