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Motorsport: Stanaway set for fulltime drive in 2018

Kiwi Richie Stanaway will race fulltime in the Supercars Championship next year - but everyone is just awaiting confirmation of exactly how that will happen.The former GP2 race winner impressed in two seasons running as a Pirtek...

Motorsport: Evans, Miles hoping for luck at home

It promises to be a special homecoming for Australian-based Kiwis, Tim Miles and Jaxon Evans, who look set to wrap up the Australian Endurance Championship at the Highlands 501 in Central Otago this weekend.Miles and Evans go into...

Motorsport: Harvick books NASCAR semifinal spot

Kevin Harvick went around the outside of Martin Truex for the lead on the 324th of 334 laps, then stayed in front the rest of the way to win the Cup Series race at Texas on Monday and earn his championship shot in NASCAR's finale.Truex...

Motorsport: Pukekohe event gets ATEED thumbs up

Auckland Council has given the ITM Auckland SuperSprint the thumbs up with a little over 105,000 people turning up to watch the Supercars at Pukekohe Park Raceway over the weekend.The crowd total was just short of what was recorded...

Motorsport: Jamie Whincup takes vital Pukekohe win

Six-time series champ Jamie Whincup has won the Sunday race at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint to extend his championship lead over Kiwi Scott McLaughlin to 30 points.The Shell V-Power Ford driver finished second but had no challenge...

Live updates: ITM Auckland SuperSprint

Follow live updates from the second race at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint in Pukekohe.The two championship protagonists are set to start from the front row for this afternoon's race. Championship leader Jamie Whincup has qualified...

Motorsport: Whincup pips McLaughlin for pole

The two championship protagonists will start from the front row for this afternoon's race at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint.Championship leader Whincup has qualified fastest for the 200km race at Pukekohe Park Raceway. The Red Bull...

Motorsport: Kenny Smith survives nasty crash

Veteran Kiwi racer Kenny Smith has survived a spectacular crash in the Formula 5000 support race at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint in Pukekohe.The 75-year-old had a piece on his car break, which threw him sideways at the end of the...

Motorsport: Coulthard sweating on repairs after crash

Fabian Coulthard is hoping his Shell V-Power Ford crew can repair his car ahead of this afternoon's qualifying session at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint.His championship charge took a massive hit yesterday when he ended upside down...

Motorsport: Shane van Gisbergen - it was great to win

It was awesome to get the race win yesterday and I celebrated it with a big burnout because it has been a while since my last win.The crowd was awesome and really supportive. They love having a Kiwi win. They are so passionate and...

Motorsport: Win for van Gisbergen as Coulthard crashes

Defending Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen has won Saturday's race at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint to move closer to the front of the championship fight but Fabian Coulthard crashed out badly.Ford's Mark Winterbottom finished...

Live updates: ITM Auckland SuperSprint

Join us here for live updates from the ITM Auckland SuperSprint in Pukekohe. Three Kiwis - Fabian Coulthard, Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen - join Australians Jamie Whincup and Chaz Mostert in the closest championship...

Motorsport: Bargwanna takes wild win in the wet

Jason Bargwanna has taken first blood in the opening race of the BNT V8s at Pukekohe today.The 16-lap race got underway in atrocious conditions with all drivers seemingly struggling to keep their cars on track.Bargwanna started...

Motorsport: Rain halts qualifying at Pukekohe

Qualifying has been halted due to the unsafe conditions in the rain at Pukekohe Park Raceway on Saturday.The session was initially delayed nearly 20 minutes before drivers went out for a couple of laps only for the red flag to come...

Motorsport: Future up in the air at Pukekohe

This weekend could be the last Supercars event in New Zealand with no deal agreed to for next year and rival international venues circling.ATEED [Auckland Council's events arm] and Supercars have been working on a three-year extension...

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