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JACKSON AIMING FOR THE RX8 DOUBLE THIS WEEKEND

Mazda racer Andrew Jackson heads to Hampton Downs next weekend on a mission to a second 2018 title in his RX8 machine, in what his only his second season racing in the machine. Jackson (28) secured the RX8 class NZ title at the recent New Zealand Grand Prix meeting. This was the second of a…

INTENSE BATTLE IN PORTERGROUP V8 UTES

The battle for the 2017-2018 PORTERGROUP V8 Ute Championship is two rounds old and is already shaping up to be one of the most fierce battles in years following an epic round at the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon in February. Leader after the first round at Taupo Paul ‘Auto’ Manuell…

THREE RACES TO TOYOTA 86 GLORY

The 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship comes down to the wire this weekend at Hampton Downs in the northern Waikato – and the margins are close. The final round sees the leading pack ranked as closely as they ever have been. Earlier in the Championship just two points separated leader Jack Milligan (CareVets Racing) from second…

SpeedSport Scholarship prize package boosted by American F4 test

Palmerston North, New Zealand, 6th March 2018 – Entries for the 2018 SpeedSport Star of Tomorrow Motor Racing Scholarship are now open and the stakes are even higher this year with the inclusion of a Formula 4 test to the prize package. The Scholarship has produced some of New Zealand’s most successful drivers including 2016…

Class Two Championship Down To The Wire At Hampton Downs

The BNT V8s class two championship will come down to the wire this weekend at Hampton Downs when the sixth and final round gets underway. Leading the championship is reigning champion Liam MacDonald who sits on 899 points. Just 12 points behind is Chelsea Herbert on 887. For Herbert, it’s this final round that counts…

Speed Works Premier Motorsport Championship Grand Final

The summer motor racing season heads back to the Hampton Downs Motorsport Park for a weekend brimmed with top class racing, and the final of this year’s BNT V8 series, where the best of the Class 1 and Class 2 aces will shoot it out for the biggest tin top title in New Zealand. It…

SCOTT TAYLOR BACK FOR HAMPTON – PERHAPS….

Australian driver Scott Taylor will make his return to the BNT V8s Championship at Hampton Downs next weekend, after missing the majority of the season through injury. Taylor has been recovering from a broken back following a crash aboard his Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 at Sydney Motorsport Park in August last year. “The intention was always…

Tyres Crucial in BNT V8s Final

As the 2017/18 BNT V8s Championship approaches its final round of the season – competitors will be analysing the quality of their Dunlop tyres banks for their final three races at Hampton Downs next weekend. Class one competitors are able to purchase a maximum of eight new Dunlop tyres at each of rounds one and…

VERSCHOOR’S GRAND PRIX, SCHWARTZMAN’S TITLE

A dramatic last five laps of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, has seen Russian driver Robert Shwartzman win the championship and Richard Verschoor of the Netherlands win the New Zealand Grand Prix. For 30 lap’s series leader Marcus Armstrong from Christchurch had led the race after winning the start from pole sitter Verschoor from the…

ROSS TAKES OUT GRAND PRIX ROUND IN BNT V8s

Nick Ross has taken the round honours at round five of the BNT V8s at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon at Feilding this weekend. Ross claimed two pole positions before going on to take a race win, a second place and fourth placing in the final race. “Really great weekend, two poles, a win and a…