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MOORE TAKES TITLE

Matt ‘The Stinger’ Spratt took the Race 3 win and the round at the final round of the PORTERGROUP V8 Ute championship at Hampton Downs, but the weekend was all about the drama of the title fight and it was Richard ‘Danger’ Moore who completed a season-long comeback with the championship title. Starting off second,…

MOORE TAKES SERIES LEAD WITH ONE RACE TO GO

Richard ‘Danger’ Moore could not have hoped for more. A race win effectively gifted to him when the front row starters spun off together at the first corner, brake failure for the championship leader Paul Manuell on the penultimate lap and a zero points haul when he couldn’t get out of the gravel trap to…

Evans and MacDonald Take Wins and Titles at Hampton Downs

Simon Evans and Liam MacDonald have won the class one and class two BNT NZ Touring Car titles respectively at Hampton Downs today. Evans, in his Smeg Holden Commodore started from pole for race one of the weekend but lost the lead to the Toyota Camry of Jason Bargwanna off the start. The pair battled…

Down to wire in BNT Tourers

As the BNT NZ Touring Car Championship heads to its final round of the 2016/17 season at Hampton Downs this weekend, there is still plenty to play for in both class one and two. Reigning class one champion Simon Evans in his Smeg Holden holds a healthy lead, with 198-points over Tom Alexander. With 75…

CHRISTCHURCH TEEN YARDLEY AIMS TO WIN

Yardley has been on the podium at all five rounds of the championship to date. Driving with the CareVets team he has won two races, finished second no less than seven times and has a 74 point lead over second-placed Reid Harker of Albany. Yardley says he is looking forward to the weekend and is…

MotorSport NZ confirms long-term contract for race championship series promoter

MotorSport New Zealand (MSNZ) has confirmed a long-term contract with Speed Works Events as the promoter of the premier race championships which take place each New Zealand summer at race circuits around the country. MSNZ owns the commercial rights to the top-tier motor racing championships, and in conjunction with the Series Organisers Group* (SOG), MSNZ…

The final countdown!

On March 11 and 12 we’re at Hampton Downs for the season climax of the BNT NZ Touring Cars, the Toyota 86 Championship and the PORTERGROUP V8 Utes, the Pirelli Porsches, the Ssangyong Actyon Utes, Formula First, the TRADEZONE GTRNZ classes of GT1/2 and GT3/4 and the fabulous Central Muscle Cars. All of these classes…

Applications for 2017 Elite Motorsport Academy close soon

Motorsport competitors keen to further their career aspirations by being selected to participate in the New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy have until 17 March to submit their applications for the 2017 intake. The Elite Motorsport Academy is managed by the MotorSport New Zealand Scholarship Trust and run by world-class tutors from Academy of Sport South…

Lawson encouraged by Scott’s US ‘Shoot-out’ experience

The latest winner of the New Zealand Formula 1600 competition, Liam Lawson, is encouraged by Michael Scott’s experience at the ‘scholarship shoot-out’ for the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, held in December last year. As part of winning the 2016/17 NZ F1600 title, Lawson now has the opportunity to head to the…

Randle wins and looks beyond single seaters

Thomas Randle (20), became the first Australian to win the Castrol Toyota Racing Series – deservedly so – in its 13 year history, with a great demonstration of driving at the Manfeild Grand Prix over the weekend. The series has now established itself as the best off-season racing, for North American and European drivers looking…