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Leitch rewarded with win after Muth penalised

January 13, 2019

New Zealand racer Brendon Leitch made it two from two for Kiwi drivers at home when he was declared the winner of the second Castrol Toyota Series race of the weekend at the Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell. Belgian racer Esteban Muth won on the road in the interrupted 15 lap encounter, but was judged to have jumped the start..

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Hedge ahead as championship chase heads to Invercargill

January 13, 2019

CareVets Scholarship racer Callum Hedge extended his series lead in the Toyota 86 Championship at the third round of the series at the Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell over the weekend, but missed the opportunity for a clean sweep of three victories when a Race 2 indiscretion proved costly. It was a bitter sweet weekend for Hedge, who was the..

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RADISICH AND RICHARDS SHARE HTC LIMELIGHT AT HAMPTON DOWNS

January 12, 2019

Former World Touring Car Cup winner Paul Radisich (Ford Mondeo SuperTourer) and current Bathurst 1000 co-champion Steven Richards (Nissan Primera SuperTourer) shared the limelight in the Historic Touring Car (HTC) category on the first day of competition at the big Legends of Bathurst classic motor racing meeting at Hampton Downs today. Richards – who with famous father and fellow multi-time..

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Rookie Penrose wins; Kohlbecker shines

January 12, 2019

Rookie driver James Penrose has won the opening race at the second round of the New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship held at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park this afternoon. Penrose was able to hold out championship leader Josh Bethune who took second from pole-sitter Jordan Michels. “I couldn’t be happier,” exclaimed Penrose. “He (Bethune) was pushing me all the way..

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Smith Wins in the Highlands Heat

January 12, 2019

Australian driver Jack Smith has won the opening race of the BNT V8s Championship at Highlands Motorsport Park near Cromwell today. Racing in hot conditions, Smith, driving his Holden Commodore converted his pole position start into the race win for the 12-lap encounter, finishing with a healthy margin over fellow Australian racer, Brenton Grove in a Toyota Camry. First of..

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Awesome Lawson opens Castrol TRS account with dominant win

January 12, 2019

New Zealander Liam Lawson has won the first race of the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series, taking a dominant lights to flag home victory at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell. Starting second on the grid, Lawson timed his start to perfection and was already ahead of pole position sitter Raoul Hyman - the current Asian Formula 3 champion - as..

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‘GOLDEN AGE’ TOURING CARS IN ACTION AGAIN IN NZ THIS SUMMER

January 11, 2019

Kiwi motor racing fans still talk fondly about the ‘Golden Age’ of touring car racing – the Group A and Super Tourer era from 1985 to 2000. It was a time when some of the best teams and drivers in the world shipped their cars here for rounds of the Nissan Mobil series at Pukekohe and the Wellington waterfront circuit,..

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Dixon and McLaughlin champion motorsport in Halberg Awards

January 11, 2019

Two New Zealand motorsport stars – five-time IndyCars champion Scott Dixon and the 2018 Australian Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin – have been selected as finalists for the Sportsman of the Year title in the 56th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards. The prestigious awards celebrate and honour sporting achievements from 2018, with organisers the Halberg Foundation announcing 27 finalists for six categories..

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Florescu late addition to Castrol Toyota Racing Series

January 10, 2019

Nineteen year old Petru Florescu is a late addition to the Castrol Toyota Racing Series with confirmation that he will run with mtec Motorsport when the championship begins this weekend on New Zealand's South Island at Highlands Motorsport Park. The Romanian started racing in karts in 2009 and progressed to single seaters in 2015. He moved to Formula 3 in..

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Radisich to race Touring Car winner at Hampton Downs

January 10, 2019

It’s hard to believe that 25 years have passed since Paul Radisich won the Touring Car World Cup at Monza in 1993. The New Zealand driver won the prestigious event again at Donnington the following year, the back-to-back wins two of the highlights of a successful career that saw him race in British Formula 3, Indy Lights and V8 Supercars...

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