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TRS ON THE HUNT FOR US TALENT

More North American based drivers are being sought for next summer’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series. Series Manager Nicolas Caillol is about to head to race meetings at Road America and Mid-Ohio tracks on consecutive weekends to encourage drivers in the junior single seater classes – USF2000, Pro Mazda and Formula 4 – to consider racing…

Australian drivers targeted for 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series

Australian single seater drivers have been targeted to compete in next summer’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series. Series Managers, Sarah Brown and Nicolas Caillol, attended the latest round of the Australian Formula 4 Championship at Phillip Island near Melbourne held over Queens Birthday weekend. “There are a number of talented young drivers across the Tasman,” said…

Toyota alumni to the fore at Motorsport New Zealand awards

Le Mans 24 Hour race winners Earl Bamber (Wanganui) and Brendon Hartley (Palmerston North), were among the Toyota motor racing alumni who received awards at the annual Motorsport New Zealand prizegiving in Wellington last weekend. The pair both competed in the Toyota Racing Series, with Bamber finishing runner-up in 2008 and 2010 while Hartley was…

BALDWIN SECURES ELITE MOTORSPORT ACADEMY WIN

East Auckland race driver Jordan Baldwin has topped the points-table of the 2017 New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy to win the Ian Snellgrove trophy. The prestigious trophy, awarded in memory of long-time MotorSport New Zealand general manager and Academy programme trustee Ian Snellgrove, was presented to Baldwin during the MotorSport NZ annual awards dinner in…

Ronan Murphy wins 2018 SpeedSport Scholarship

Hawkes Bay teenager Ronan Murphy has kick-started his motorsport career after winning the 2018 SpeedSport “Star of Tomorrow” Scholarship, earning him a fully funded season the NZ Formula First Championship and a Formula 4 test in the USA. The 16-year-old schoolboy, who’s father Greg is one of the all time V8 Supercar greats, was put…

Entries open for 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series

Registrations for next summer’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series have opened, eight months before the first round. As in previous years the championship will be run over five consecutive weekends in January and February 2019, with the calendar details to be released at a later date. Each round will have three races – one on Saturday…

IT’S OFFICIAL – CRIGHTON AND HEDGE WIN CAREVETS TOYOTA 86 SCHOLARSHIP

Arran Crighton and Callum Hedge are the 2018-2019 CareVets Toyota 86 Scholarship winners and will race for the team over the coming six round championship which starts at November’s Virgin Australia Supercar Championship event at Pukekohe. The pair emerged triumphant over 13 other hopefuls after a full day of testing at the Hampton Downs race…

Clark: “SpeedSport Scholarship is the best step you can take”

  The SpeedSport Scholarship’s most recent winner, Conrad Clark, has touted the scholarship as the best step you can take in forging a successful motorsport career.  The opportunity for Clark to step up to the international F4 formula came after a partnership between USA open wheeler team, Kiwi Motorsports, and the SpeedSport Scholarship which sees…

CASSIDY SEVENTH AT SUPER FORMULA OPENER

Nick Cassidy showed good race pace and audacious overtaking moves, to climb up eight places to finish seventh in the first round of Japan’s Super Formula Series at the Suzuka circuit. The 23-year-old had qualified 15th, just missing the second qualifying session. “It was a tough race, but I’m happy with my drive,” said Cassidy,…

FAMOUS NAMES ON TRACK AT TOYOTA 86 CHAMPIONSHIP TEST

Murphy, Stichbury – the names of two Kiwi motorsport legends returned to the track on Friday at Hampton Downs in the northern Waikato as the Toyota 86 Championship hosted 25 fresh race drivers at its post-season test day. Ronan, son of Greg Murphy; and Zac, son of Ashley Stichbury (1971-2002), were among the new group…