Eight years as a major category and still going strong. The NZ V8 Utes are 1800kg, finely matched Holden and Ford machines producing 400 plus horsepower and all running identical brakes and Yokohama road legal tyres.

That's a recipe for excitement and entertainment. Some of the drivers have been in it since it began and are household names in the racing world - Peter 'Kaos' Ward, Brett 'The Scud' Rudd and James 'Huggi' Urquhart. It's serious racing though and takes a talented driver to win - past championship winners include Chris Pither, now a Supercar star, and former NZV8 champ Paul 'Auto' Manuell - the most recent winner of the Ute's 2016 sprint series. They are back for a six round championship, and we will have them at five of our events. Hold on tight!