Archive for January 2018

It’s competition time!

As we build up to the Grand Prix we’re going to give some people a tune up and an upgrade! So here we go. Between 6pm tonight and 6pm next Wednesday night, if you join the Speed Works Club (It’s free and takes just a small amount of time and you can join HERE) then…

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Grand Prix shaping up with much bigger crowd

Attendance at the New Zealand Grand Prix race meeting at Manfeild on February 9-11 will definitely be boosted by a regional ticket giveaway promotion. Promoter Speedworks Events, working in conjunction with the Manawatu District Council and Palmerston North City Council, provided the offer on a flier that arrived along with the November 2017 rates bill.…

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Hedge is the young man to beat as the NZ F1600 championship heads to Taupo

Callum Hedge continues to lead the New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship heading to its penultimate weekend at Taupo Motorsport Park this weekend (2-4 February).  The 14-year-old hasn’t had it easy with fellow Aucklander Josh Bethune showing on track that he is his closest rival when the two traded first and second places at the last…

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VERSCHOOR WINS IN A HAMPTON DOWNS HEAT HAZE

Richard Verschoor has won his third Saturday race in a row in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Hampton Downs yesterday in stifling hot temperatures of 42 degrees. The Dutch teenager led from start to finish from pole position and has slightly closed the gap to his two main championship rivals. “I didn’t push from…

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FRENCH TEENAGER MILESI SURPRISES AT TOYOTA RACING SERIES

Charles Milesi, the youngest driver in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, surprised his rivals by setting the fastest time of the day in practice at Hampton Downs today, for this weekend’s third round. The 16 year old was pleasantly surprised in his achievement in the first of three sessions he and the other drivers had…

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Lows and highs for Ross in Invercargill

Cambridge racer Nick Ross experienced the highs and lows of motorsport at Teretonga this weekend with one of the biggest off track incidents of his career. In Saturday’s opening BNT V8s race, Ross was holding down third place in the leading pack and with only a handful of laps to go, the rear wing of…

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BEHIND THE SCENES STAFF HELP MOTOR RACING YOUNG GUNS

Leading drivers in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, which has its third round at Hampton Downs in the north Waikato this weekend, don’t only rely on their engineers and mechanics to go as fast as possible on the track. Five of them are accompanied by support staff under a variety of guises. Mats van den…

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NOVALAK UPSETS FAVOURITES AT TERETONGA

Clement Novalak has put the cat amongst the pigeons with a lights to flag victory in the main race at the second round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Teretonga, Invercargill this afternoon. In only his second race meeting in a single seater car after a career in karting which netted two world titles,…

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Heimgartner Wins at Teretonga and Extends Championship Lead

Andre Heimgartner has continued his charge to a maiden BNT V8 title by winning round four of the championship at Teretonga this weekend. Following up his win in race one of the weekend on Saturday, he banked more valuable points with two-second placings in today’s races. Race two of the weekend was won by his…

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Championship rivals Scott and Milligan to the fore at Teretonga

Michael Scott and Jack Milligan are emerging as key rivals in the 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship, after round four at Teretonga near Invercargill. While in past years a clear leader has emerged at the six-round championship’s mid-point, both Scott and Milligan are sharing race wins and locking down the top of the points table –…

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