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Wet, wild and woeful weekend for Brad Lathrope on debut

Brad Lathrope endured a tough time at the opening round of the BNT V8s at South Auckland’s Pukekohe Park, coming away a bit battered and bruised. The weekend started off in the worst way possible ahead of Friday morning’s practice. As the team rolled the Dayle ITM backed car out for practice the clutch cable…

PRE SEASON TEST DAY FOR NZ RACING CLASSES

Speed Works Events will once again be holding an official pre-season media and test day for all NZ racing categories ahead of the new season, running throughout the day on Tuesday November 21st at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo. BNT V8 category cars, Toyota TR86, Pirelli Porsche, TRADEZONE GT1/2/3/4, PORTERGROUP V8 Utes, SsangYong Utes,…

COLLINSON’S NEW COLOURS

Hamilton racer Glen Collinson has revealed another stunning livery for his 2017-2018 PORTERGROUP V8 Ute campaign ahead of the new season, which begins at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park over the first weekend of December. Collinson, who scored a second win with his unique Panorama Motorsport New Zealand-built Ford Falcon Ute last season at Ruapuna,…

FRENCH PAIR FOR TOYOTA RACING SERIES

Two French teenagers, Charles Milesi and Theo Coicaud have signed on to compete in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series which starts at Ruapuna Park, Christchurch from January 12 to 14. Both have just completed a season of single seater racing in Europe after careers in karting. Milesi from Talant, a suburb of Dijon in eastern…

Former Bathurst winner takes BNT V8s lead

Australian driver Jason Bargwanna has taken the overall win at the opening round of the BNT V8s at Pukekohe. For Bargwanna, two wins and a third placing ensured he now leads the championship from teammate Andre Heimgarter, followed by Nick Ross who sits in third. Bargwanna’s new teammate Andre Heimgartner won a shortened race three…

Alexander takes early Toyota 86 Championship lead at Pukekohe

Bombay’s Tom Alexander has set his mark of the opening round of the 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship, taking an early points lead with two wins and a second place – and the series now moves to its second round at the first Speed Works Events’ motor racing meeting of the season at the Bruce McLaren…

SPEED WORKS LAUNCHES MASSIVE GP TICKET PROMOTION

New Zealand Grand Prix promoter Speed Works Events and Feilding and Palmerston North Councils are underway with a major joint initiative that will see around 45,000 households in the region offered a free weekend ticket to the New Zealand Grand Prix at Circuit Chris Amon over the weekend of February 9, 10 and 11.  Each…

TITLE CONTENDERS LINE UP FOR BNT V8s

It’ll be a clean slate for competitors as the opening round of the BNT V8s kick off their season at Pukekohe this weekend before heading to Taupo for Round 2 and the start of the Speed Works Events premier season. With reigning champion Simon Evans and SMEG Racing not competing this season, it leaves a…

BNT V8s TO BE POWERED BY GULL ONCE AGAIN

For yet another season, motorsport enthusiasts and champions of the Kiwi motorist, Gull New Zealand will extend its partnership arrangement with BNT V8s, New Zealand’s premier motor racing series. All cars in the BNT V8s compete with Gull Force 10, Gull’s 98 Octane petrol. Gull Force 10 is a high-specification, premium fuel containing 10% bio-ethanol…

ALEXANDER BACK IN TOYOTA 86

The return of 2015 champion Tom Alexander (23) will fire up the 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship when it kicks off at Pukekohe this weekend. Alexander, of Bombay in south Auckland, will drive Kenny Smith’s #11 car in the six-round, 18 race championship. He faces stiff opposition from other experienced one-make racers and from two Australian…