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F5000 CELEBRATIONS TO CONTINUE AT TAUPO HISTORIC GP MEETING THIS WEEKEND

January 16, 2019

This weekend’s Taupō Historic GP motor racing meeting at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park will see New Zealand’s world-leading Formula 5000 Association continue the good work its members have been doing for the past year here, across the Tasman and in the United States celebrating the 50th anniversary season of their iconic stock-block V8 single-seater category. The popular Historic GP meeting..

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Kiwi young guns head the pack

January 15, 2019

The Castrol Toyota Racing Series got underway in style last weekend in Cromwell, with some spectacular racing from a grid of 15 high quality budding young international racers representing no fewer than ten countries. Sixteen year old New Zealander Liam Lawson - racing for M2 Competition - wowed the crowds with two stunning race victories - one on Saturday in..

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BNT V8 podium for Lathrope at Highlands

January 14, 2019

Brad Lathrope was “over the moon” with his third place on the podium for the third round of the BNT V8s at Highlands Motorsport Park yesterday. Racing his Dayle ITM #73 Ford Falcon super tourer in the first of two South Island rounds, held over consecutive weekends, it was a stunning achievement considering that it was the first time driving at..

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Ross Maintains Second Place in BNT V8s

January 14, 2019

Cambridge V8 driver Nick Ross has come away from round three of the BNT V8s Championship at Highlands Motorsport Park near Cromwell in second overall for the weekend. He also maintains second place in the Championship, though Australian driver Jack Smith has extended his points lead. Ross qualified his Total Lubricants Nissan Altima in third place, and followed it up..

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Connor Adam slips to fourth after Highlands

January 14, 2019

Mount Albert’s Connor Adam, 20, has slipped down to fourth place in the 2018/19 Toyota 86 Championship after getting caught up in another driver’s incident in the final of the three races at Highlands Motorsport Park. Adam’s weekend started with a strong qualifying, setting the fifth fastest time in the 20-minutes session, not far off the pace of those who..

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Second Wigram Cup win for Bethune at F1600 round

January 13, 2019

Auckland’s Josh Bethune has won the prestigious Wigram Cup for the second consecutive year with a dominant performance at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park in Christchurch over the weekend. The 12-lap feature race was part of the second round of the New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship. Second home was US driver Spike Kohlbecker ahead of Zac Stichbury from Hawke’s Bay...

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Lawson leaves them standing

January 13, 2019

If Saturday's first race heralded the arrival of home favourite Liam Lawson in the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series, then the 20 lap Sunday feature race marked him out as one of the championship favourites. Lawson not only won the wet race by ten seconds, he pulled off the pass of the weekend around the outside of fellow Kiwi Marcus..

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Clean Sweep for Smith at Highlands in BNT V8s

January 13, 2019

Australian driver Jack Smith has won the third round of the BNT V8s at Highlands Motorsport Park this weekend, taking wins in all three races. Race two of the weekend held this morning saw Brenton Grove finish second in his Richards Team Motorsport Toyota Camry with Brad Lathrope in his Ford Falcon finishing third behind the fast Australian. Race three..

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From pole to first: Hedge converts in Highlands

January 13, 2019

CareVets Scholarship winner Callum Hedge has converted pole position into victory in the opening Toyota 86 Championship race of the weekend at Highlands Motorsport Park. It wasn't a simple win for Hedge either, having lost a spot off the race start. But after emerging on top after an extended battle with Jaden Ransley, the 15-year-old was able to cruise to..

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RICHARDS HAS TO WORK HARD FOR HTC WINS AT HAMPTON DOWNS

January 13, 2019

He won Bathurst last year with fellow Supercars legend Craig Lowndes. And he qualified Phil Mauger’s late model Nissan Primera SuperTourer on pole for the opening round of this year’s New Zealand Historic Touring Car Series (HTC) at the Legends of Bathurst classic motor racing meeting at Hampton Downs on Saturday. But second-generation Kiwi-born touring car ace Steven Richards had..

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