Defending champion James Courtney withstood a desperate counterattack by Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen to claim back-to-back feature race victories at the V8 Supercars season-opening Clipsal 500 in Adelaide today.
World champion Lewis Hamilton is Formula One's No 1, and hopes to remain so this year, but do not expect to see it on his Mercedes when the season starts in Melbourne on March 15.
Like his compatriot cricketers across the Tasman, Fabian Coulthard attributes his maiden Adelaide V8 win to just hanging on.
New Zealand's Fabian Coulthard triumphed for the first time on a street circuit in V8 Supercars today, winning race two at the Adelaide 500.
Super Black Racing team principle Paul Radisich says the team will be delighted if driver Andre Heimgartner gets to 15th place in the three races at the Adelaide 500 this weekend.
The chances of Germany hosting a Formula One Grand Prix this year are only 50-50 despite determined efforts to save it, according to Niki Lauda.
It has been a "crazy week" of celebrations for Jamie Duff but his race face is firmly back on.
McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will miss this week's final pre-season test in Barcelona after leaving hospital on Wednesday (Thursday NZ time) following a big crash three days ago.
Kerry Halligan had the drive of his life when he blasted past everyone in his Crawford Pontiac DP03 race car on the last lap at Manfeild.
McLaren have blamed gusting winds for driver Fernando Alonso's Formula One testing crash in Spain, dismissing "erroneous rumours" that an electrical fault could have rendered the driver unconscious before the impact.
The sight and sound of the Formula 1 Ferrari 412T1B V12 plus the 3-seater Arrows AX3 was a highlight for many at Teretonga Park at the weekend.
Defending national 125cc motocross champion Josiah Natzke was clearly the fastest rider at the opening round of the New Zealand motocross championships two weeks ago, but bad luck meant he was forced to accept runner-up spot for the day.
Kiwi driver Mitch Evans has confirmed his GP2 seat for 2015, sticking with the Russian Time team and setting his sights firmly on the drivers' championship.
Christchurch's Jamie Duff became the first South Island national sprintcar champion since Bruce Hobbs in 1985, when he stayed clear of the mayhem around him at Arena Manawatu on Saturday night.
McLaren Honda Formula One driver Fernando Alonso was involved in a heavy crash on the final day of pre-season testing in Barcelona on Sunday, but is "OK and conscious", officials say.
Ferrari Formula One team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has pledged to run for the hills barefoot if his drivers win four races this season but he does not expect that to happen despite promising signs in testing.
"They've all got a story to tell and they should be able to tell it."
Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado led the timesheets for Lotus on the first day of Formula One testing at Barcelona on Thursday (NZT Friday), while world champion Lewis Hamilton was sidelined by sickness and McLaren by power unit problems.
Young Palmerston North driver Bramwell King is already challenging five-times Formula First champion Michael Shepherd.
This weekend Ruapuna Speedway hosts the 73rd New Zealand Midget Car Championship, with 34 entries being received. Heading the lineup will be current and six-time national champion Michael Pickens from Auckland, current NZ2 Scott Buckley and the third placegetter in last summer's nationals Hayden Williams. Pickens will be driving a car powered by the latest Midget Car engine being developed by Toyota. The programme kicks off tonight featuring nine qualifying heats. Drivers come back tomorrow night to compete in six more heats with the championship culminating in a 25-lap final.