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KEN SMITH TO START HIS 47TH NEW ZEALAND GRAND PRIX AT MANFEILD

Ken Smith, the ageless veteran of New Zealand motor racing will compete in his 47th edition of the New Zealand Grand Prix, the final race in this year’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Manfeild this Sunday. Smith, now 76 years-old, has won the race three times and first competed in the event at Pukekohe in…

FOSTER BURSTS INTO FFIRST CHAMPIONSHIP SCRAP

Palmerston North, New Zealand, 5th February 2018 – Liam Foster’s surprise burst of pace saw him clean sweep round four of the 2017/18 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship and burst into championship contention. The Papatoetoe student’s dominant display moved him into second place on the championship ladder, just nine points from the lead! On…

RANSLEY RETURNS TO TOYOTA 86 CHAMPIONSHIP

Two weeks ago, Christchurch teen Jaden Ransley was staring despondently at the wreckage of his Toyota TR 86 race car and thinking his championship challenge was over. Just a couple of days after his 16th birthday, and with the championship battle firmly in his sights, Ransley and another racer tangled at Teretonga. The end result…

CLASS 2 CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE HEATS UP

With two rounds of the BNT V8s Championship remaining, the class two honours are set to be hotly contested with just 1-point separating first and second as round three gets underway at Manfeild this weekend, February 10-11. 19-year old Chelsea Herbert of Albany took the championship lead from reigning champion, Invercargill’s Liam MacDonald at the…

SHWARTZMAN WINS DENNY HULME MEMORIAL TROPHY

Robert Shwartzman became the fourth different feature race winner in four weekends of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, when he won the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy race at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo this afternoon. He led from start to finish. “It’s a really good feeling,” said the 18 year old from St Petersburg, who…

HEADGE HEADING FOR F1600 TITLE AFTER PERFECT TAUPO ROUND

Callum Hedge has made a clean sweep at the penultimate round of the New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship held at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo. Having qualified fastest on Saturday morning, the Auckland teenager went on to win all four races, leading from start to finish in each. He has now increased his…

JUAN-MANUEL CORREA TAKES SECOND TRS WIN

Juan Manuel Correa has taken his second win in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series with a lights to flag domination of this afternoon’s preliminary race at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo. English teenager James Pull was second, with Richard Verschoor (Netherlands) completing the podium and slightly closing the gap on series rivals Marcus Armstrong (Christchurch)…

DAS SURPRISES IN PRACTICE FOR TOYOTA RACING SERIES AT TAUPO

American Cameron Das, surprised his rivals by setting the fastest time in practice, for this weekend’s fourth round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo this afternoon. Das set his time in the dying seconds of the session as all the leading contenders bolted on new or near new tyres…

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…

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.…