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Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First set for 50th year of competition

The NZ Formula First Championship is gearing up for its 50th year of racing this summer and it’s set to be its best season yet! Increased entry numbers, a return to the New Zealand Grand Prix and a 50th Anniversary celebration are going to be just a few highlights of the upcoming season. Long-time supporter…

MAZDA RACERS SET FOR HUGE BOOST

One of New Zealand’s longest established club categories is upping the stakes this coming season with a brand new title sponsor and plans for televising at least three of the seven rounds of its series, which will run as part of the Speed Works Events Motorsport Championship next season. DTM Wheel and Tyre have stepped…

CareVets to the fore as racers grid up for Toyota 86 Championship

Eleven race drivers have already stepped up for the 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship, which starts in early November at the V8 Supercars race event before settling in for the rest of its season as part of the Speed Works Events premier motorsport championship. Leading entries are the two-car CareVets Racing team, with last season’s rookie…

Cassidy’s Sugo heart break

Aucklander Nick Cassidy’s rollercoaster ride in Japan’s Super Formula Series continued at Sportsland Sugo over the weekend. The 23-year-old qualified on pole position. “I was able to put in one of the laps of my life,” said the triple New Zealand Grand Prix winner. Behind him were both the Japanese drivers from Toyota’s World Endurance…

LAND BACK FOR FULL SEASON IN PANORAMA FORD

PORTERGORUP V8 Ute team Panorama Motorsport is upping the ante for the forthcoming season by becoming a two car team. Jason ‘Mario’ Land will return for the four round 2017-2018 championship at the wheel of the Hamilton-based team’s Betta Autoparts supported Ford BF Falcon, joining the team alongside existing racer and potential championship winner Glen…

Milligan aims for top of the Mountain with Bathurst drive

Every Kiwi racing driver’s dream will become reality for Jack Milligan when he races a Toyota 86 sports coupe at the Bathurst 1000 next month. The 21 year old Christchurch driver has had a challenging few years battling his way through karts and RX7 racing to secure the second CareVets Scholarship car in last season’s…

PORTERGROUP BACK FOR MORE WITH V8 UTES

Leading New Zealand equipment hire firm, the PORTERGROUP, has today confirmed it will continue with its title sponsorship of the PORTERGROUP V8 UTE Series for the 2017-2018 season and will expand its corporate hospitality programme with the series. National TV coverage on TV3’s CRC Motorsport show on Sunday afternoons and exceptional racing action over the…

TIMPERLEY SET FOR V8 DEBUT

23-year-old Auckland driver Brock Timperley will make his BNT NZ Touring Car Championship debut in November when round one gets underway at Pukekohe. A former Rookie of the Season in the Mazda Pro 7 Championship, last season Timperley went on to Win the New Zealand Championship for Pro 7 Plus finish 3rd in the North…

Toyota Racing New Zealand at full speed in 2018 championship preparation

Australian Sarah Brown, a veteran of almost a decade in key management roles with the V8 Supercars organisation in Australia is joining the Castrol Toyota Racing Series as one of two category managers. Her appointment comes as championship preparations hit top speed, marking the 150-day milestone on the countdown to TRS 2018. She will take…

SPEED WORKS ANNOUNCE TV FOR RUSH HOUR FEATURE RACES

Premier Motorsport Championship promoter Speed Works Events has today confirmed that each of its three Rush Hour races to be held during the upcoming season will be televised on Three’s CRC Motorsport show. “We’re really excited with the interest so far – we’re looking for the fastest cars in the country to compete in the…