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Crash sends sprintcar title south

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.

Pitstop Diary: Michael Pickens favourite to take out New Zealand Midget Car title

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.