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RANSLEY BACK FOR TOYOTA 86 CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE

Better, stronger and faster. That’s the message from young gun Jaden Ransley as he prepares for his third season in the Toyota 86 Championship. And the Neale Motorsport driver is aiming to be a championship contender in what will be the most competitive ever season for the category. The multiple karting champion started his race…

WHITLEY BACK FOR V8 UTE TITLE SHOT

Current PORTERGROUP V8 Ute Rookie of the Year Alexandra Whitley has confirmed she is coming back for a title shot this season. She is familiar with the Holden model having raced one under the wing of experienced engineer Jake Stoneman successfully last season. As well as being Rookie of the Year and the series only…

Cassidy on top in Japan – leads both championships

Nick Cassidy celebrated his 24th birthday on Sunday with the best present possible – taking the lead in Japan’s Super Formula series with a third place at the 52 laps Motegi race. The Aucklander now leads both the country’s major championships after finishing second in the Fuji 500 miles a fortnight ago in the Super…

CONNOR ADAM FIRST OFF THE LINE FOR THE 2018-2019 TOYOTA 86 CHAMPIONSHIP

Auckland racer Connor Adam is first off the blocks in the chase for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship title and is highly motivated to put the disappointments of his last championship campaign firmly behind him and claim the top spot this time around. Entries for the championship – expected to be the biggest so far…

Toyota Racing Series celebrates 15 years at Speedshow

New Zealand’s premier motor racing championship, the Castrol Toyota Racing Series will celebrate the start of its 15th anniversary season at the CRC Speedshow at the Greenlane Showgrounds on 21 and 22 July. Designed as a class to provide a stepping stone between junior single seater classes and international categories like Formula 3 and 2,…

RECORD FIELD LOOMING FOR TOYOTA 86 CHAMPIONSHIP

A record field, featuring the cream of the country’s young up and coming motor racing talent is expected to contest this summer’s Toyota 86 Championship. “We’ve never had so many potential drivers three and a half months before the first round,” said Geoff Short, the category manager. When registrations officially open, he expects 17 drivers…

More drivers on 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series radar

Asian, British and European based drivers are being sought for next summer’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series, which starts at Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell from January, 10-13. In a mirror image of next January and February’s races, Series Manager Nicolas Caillol, is visiting five different race meetings in five weekends to recruit drivers in the junior…

Feilding teen wins NZ Elite Motorsport Academy camp week

Feilding’s Callum Crawley (17) has topped the points-table at the Elite Motorsport Academy’s intensive training camp at Dunedin. Second in a close-fought assessment was Peter Vodanovich, also 17, of Auckland, with 15-year-old Billy Frazer, of Pukekohe, third. Crawley, Vodanovich and Frazer are part of a group of eight young race drivers participating in this year’s…

SPEED WORKS CONFIRMS 2018-2019 CALENDAR

MotorSport New Zealand Championship promoter Speed Works Events has today announced the full 2018-2019 calendar for the country’s top categories, with a new venue to kick off the Toyota Racing Series and the cementing of summer season dates for the next four years. Calendar dates have been fixed for the eight events next season and…

VOLUNTEERS – A CRITICAL INGREDIENT

Motorsport is one of many sports in New Zealand that would not function without volunteers and that’s why MotorSport New Zealand (MSNZ) is marking National Volunteer Week 2018, which concludes 23 June. MSNZ, the governing body for four-wheeled motor sports in New Zealand, has a small team of eight paid employees and contractors based in…