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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,…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

MOORE LINING UP SECOND V8 UTE TITLE

Reigning champion Richard ‘Danger’ Moore is in control of the 2017-2018 PORTERGROUP V8 championship title chase with one round to go, but isn’t across the line yet with three races remaining at the Pukekohe finale at the end of March. Two wins at the most recent round at Hampton Downs extended the Mitre 10 Trade…

TOYOTA RACING SERIES GETS FIA POINTS

Drivers in next summer’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series will now be able to score Formula One Super License points. The world governing body of Motorsport, the Federation Internationale Automobile (FIA) has given New Zealand’s premier motor racing series the recognition. “It’s a boost for our series and will certainly make it more attractive for young…

ENDURANCE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG GUNS BRINGS CAREVETS SCHOLARSHIP FORWARD

The CareVets Scholarship test and evaluation day has been moved from its traditional September date to April 30 at Hampton Downs to give more drivers keen to race in the series a chance to secure the sponsored drive, and for the winner to be in place in time for a crack at Class 3 of…

Ngatoa takes control of NZ Formula First Championship

Palmerston North, New Zealand, 14th March 2018 – The penultimate round of the 2017/18 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship saw a dramatic set of events, shaking the championship up. Now only three drivers can take the glory, and with just 69 points between all three of them, the championship will no doubt go down to…