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Baldwin back for championship challenge

September 24, 2018

Last season's Rookie of the Year Jordan Baldwin will be back for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and the 20 year old has his eyes firmly on the overall title. The former ministock, stockcar, national level kart and BMW E30 racer made the podium on his debut in the Toyota 86 Championship last season. He achieved that feet at almost..


Prize pool offers big step towards Supercars dream for young NZ drivers

September 19, 2018

A career in Supercars could be one step closer for two young Kiwi racers after Toyota Racing New Zealand confirmed its best ever prize pool for the forthcoming Toyota 86 Championship. The prizes offer the chance for two drivers not only to make a big step forward in their racing careers but also to catch the eye of the Supercars..


Dark Horse Duo Looking Forward To Busy Season

September 12, 2018

Top racing duo Andrew Jackson and Leo Bult have this week confirmed they will step up to NZ Championship level next season when they share a full campaign in the forthcoming Toyota 86 Championship aboard the ex-Speed Works and Jaden Ransley car. The new team will run under the banner of Darkhorse Racing and the two drivers will race three..


Racing in his blood

September 10, 2018

Racing is definitely in the blood of multiple champion Justin Allen and the Feilding racer is stepping up to the big time with confirmation that he is to run the full 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship. Justin (23) grew up watching his father Huw race a Chevron and in later years a Saker in various New Zealand sports car categories before..


A Different Journey

September 7, 2018

The journey to the starting line for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship might have been a different one - a very different one - for seventeen-year-old Peter Vodanovich, but the goal remains clear for the St Kentigern College racer - victory. Vodanovich doesn't have a background in karting as so many racing drivers of all levels do. His skill set..


Hedge focuses on finding fractions in Toyota 86 Championship

September 3, 2018

Formula 1600 champion and CareVets Scholarship winner Callum Hedge is fired up for a title challenge in the Toyota 86 Championship next season - and is hoping to find an advantage over the field in data analysis and set-up. Hedge (14) is spending the off-season preparing for the championship utilising the programme developed for him as part of his participation..


Ngatoa targeting title challenge as career momentum builds

September 1, 2018

Multiple karting champion and championship runner-up in Formula First Kaleb Ngatoa is the latest young gun to sign up for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship, and the Rangitikei College 17 year old has put together a formidable team for an attack on the championship in his first season. Ngatoa's car will be run by Ken Smith Motorsport and Kenny, who..


Ransley back for Toyota 86 Championship challenge

August 30, 2018

Better, stronger and faster. That's the message from young gun Jaden Ransley as he prepares for his third season in the Toyota 86 Championship. And the Neale Motorsport driver is aiming to be a championship contender in what will be the most competitive ever season for the category. The multiple karting champion started his race car career in the Toyota..


Confident Crighton looking to continue winning form

August 28, 2018

CareVets Toyota 86 racer Arran Crighton is turning heads early in his circuit racing career and will enter the forthcoming Toyota 86 Championship as a potential title contender. Having learned his race craft skills - like so many - in karting, the 20 year old has been mightily impressive since he switched from single seaters to saloons and is much..


Scott begins Bathurst preparation with bend outing in Toyota 86

August 24, 2018

Kiwi Michael Scott will fly the flag for New Zealand this weekend when the Toyota 86 specialist takes on the drivers in the Australian series at the new Bend Motorsport Park. Scott - who finished second in the New Zealand championship last year and third the previous season - will be run by International Motorsport, who employ him as an..