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Toyota 86 Championship: it’s all on at Manfeild

Banked corners, long fast straights, turns with multiple apexes that offer the prospect of brave drivers overtaking off the racing line: Manfeild is going to challenge the Toyota 86 Championship racers as never before. This is the penultimate round of the 2016-2017 championship, which started at the V8 Supercar event at Pukekohe in November 2016.…

Lawson looks to complete F1600 season

Pukekohe’s Liam Lawson will look to seal the 2016/17 New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship title this weekend at Manfeild Park, Feilding.  With a maximum of 122 points available and a 110 point lead over rival Michael Collins, the 14 year old driver just needs to finish in the points to win the championship at the…

Cooley looking for two steps forward

Wellington driver Brock Cooley feels he’ll be able to move his Speedy Signs Ford Falcon further up the grid as the BNT NZ Touring Cars Championship moves to Manfeild this weekend. The reigning class two champion made the move to class one of the championship this season, but by his own admission says it has…

Chris Amon: The man in Manfeild

CHRIS Amon never turned a racing lap of Manfeild, but his association with our internationally-famous facility are firm – spanning from when it was just a dream project to today, with the 3km main track’s renaming in his memory. There’s more. Castrol Toyota Racing Series, the high-powered wings and slicks single-seater category that annually brings…

A quick lap of Manfeild

​ MLXLS A lap of Manfeild: Circuit Chris Amon with top New Zealand Toyota Racing Series driver Brendon Leitch! Enjoy… Turn 1 (Toyota): Past the 100 board you’re hard on the brakes. It’s a late apex and you use the kerb and have to watch for potential for a touch of oversteer on the exit.…

Evans and Bargs set for more at Manfeild

Australian driver Jason Bargwanna will be looking to continue his winning ways as round five of the BNT NZ Touring Car Championship heads to Manfeild this weekend. At round four at Teretonga near Invercargill last month, Bargwanna came away the round win as championship leader Simon Evans struck trouble with officials. Evans copping two 10-second…

Armstrong wins Denny’s cup with ease

Marcus Armstrong learned from his mistake 24 hours ago (Saturday afternoon) to comfortably win the Denny Hulme Trophy at the fourth round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo, this afternoon. Getting the best start from the outside of the front row of the grid, the Christchurch teenager got to…

Leitch breaks win drought

Invercargill’s Brendon Leitch has won this afternoon’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series race, his first of this summer, at Taupo with a fine drive from third place on the grid. After the frustrations of the last two weekends, Leitch revelled in the victory. “Last weekend was bad and we nearly won here last year,” said Leitch.…

Manfeild’s big race on the buses

Caption: Uzabus driver Alan Hamilton admires the NZGP advertising that’s giving a horsepower lift to the local fleet.ONE of the buses on the daily Palmerston North to Feilding return run has received a huge horsepower lift in celebration of an impending major Manawatu event. The extra grunt meted the 38-seater MAN Optare won’t push passengers…

Randle delivers on promise

Thomas Randle has delivered on the promise he has been showing for the last two weekends of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series when he won the New Zealand Motor Cup at Hampton Downs on Sunday afternoon. In doing so he set a little bit of history, becoming the first Australian in 42 years to win…