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Austin adds international flavour to Toyota 86

The draw of home and the desire to test his competitiveness against the best up and coming talent in New Zealand were enough to convince Australian-based Kiwi Tony Austin to commit to the Toyota 86 Championship. Kiwi-born Tony competed in Super GT in a turbocharged Mazda back in 2009 before heading over to the UK…

Lathrope looks to capitalise on rookie season

Auckland V8 driver Brad Lathrope will take the knowledge from his rookie season and aim to elevate himself up the BNT V8s grid when the championship gets underway at Pukekohe in November. Lathrope has confirmed he will campaign the full championship in his Dayle ITM backed class one Ford Falcon. “I’m really pleased that we…

Podjursky a Title Hopeful in BNT V8s

Lining up for his second season in class two of the BNT V8s, 19-year-old Matt Podjursky of Inglewood is hopeful of a strong season and aims to capitalise off his rookie year. Contesting four out of six rounds of the 2017/18 season, Podjursky finished fifth overall, grabbing five podium finishes out of 12 races along…

Speedway star Stewart joins race for the next Toyota 86 title

Taranaki 18 year old Campbell Stewart is the latest young driver to sign up for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and the speedway ace will add yet another dimension to a series already brimming with talent. Three successful years in Ministocks from the age of 12 were followed by a step up to a 400…

Gilchrist leaving no stone unturned in first full season of Toyota 86

He may be one of the youngest competitors at just over 15 years of age, but young gun Brock Gilchrist is piecing together a very professional campaign as he aims to be the top rookie – and may be just a little more – in this coming season’s Toyota 86 Championship. Auckland driver Gilchrist will…

Sam has the Wright stuff for a Championship challenge

Up and coming racer Sam Wright is putting the final touches to his preparations for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and focussing firmly on having a successful season. Wright launched his campaign at the TR86 category pre-season media and test day at Hampton Downs this week, completing a significant number of testing laps as fifteen…

Chelsea Herbert Takes Class One Step in BNT V8s

Chelsea Herbert will graduate to class one of the BNT V8s this season when the championship gets underway at Pukekohe in November. Herbert competed in class two during the 2017/18 season, the 19-year-old becoming the first female to win a V8 Touring Car race in New Zealand, also finding herself a contender for the championship…

Toyota 86 Championship welcomes youngest ever competitor

Cambridge youngster Connor Davison is the latest up and coming motorsport talent to confirm his entry for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and it’s the start of what he hopes will be a productive period in the category as he transitions from karts to cars. His first test in a Toyota 86 was almost a…

Hughes launches circuit racing career in Toyota 86 Championship

Hamilton racer Mitch Hughes is the latest driver to sign up for the Toyota 86 Championship, and he’ll be in it for the long haul as preparation for following in the tyre tracks of his racing father. Mitch is the son of BNT V8’s racer Lance Hughes, who has been a regular in the country’s…

Brenton Grove crosses ditch to compete in BNT V8s

Australian V8 driver Brenton Grove will compete in the BNT V8s Championship this season, making his debut in the series at Pukekohe’s Round One on November 2-4. Grove (21) will line up in class one of the championship aboard a Richards Team Motorsport Toyota Camry. The Richards team won the championship last season with Andre…