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Jordan Baldwin defies wet weather chaos to claim first win

January 19, 2019

Last season's Toyota 86 Championship Rookie of the Year, Jordan Baldwin, has claimed his first race win in the series. The Auckland-based driver led from start to finish, surviving difficult conditions, an early red-flag and a lengthy challenge from pole position holder Jaden Ransley. Baldwin's result sees him emerge as a serious championship contender as the series crosses its halfway..


Allen aiming to maintain form

January 18, 2019

Justin Allen heads into Teretonga and Round 4 of the Toyota 86 Championship this weekend looking to make the most of a welcome turn in form he showed last weekend at Highlands Motorsport Park. Harrying the leaders and right on the pace in the second encounter of the weekend, Allen caught the eye of many, especially after he had a..


Hedge ahead as Toyota 86 Championship hots up

January 16, 2019

The Toyota 86 Championship heads to Teretonga Park in Invercargill this weekend four Round 4 after three incredibly hard fought rounds - two at Pukekohe Park on different circuit configurations and last weekend at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell. Fans will recall young Callum Hedge for his daring passes and speed in the F1600 class at the circuit last year..


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..


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..


Too Close To Call

January 10, 2019

If the first two rounds of this championship are anything to go by, then the South Island fans who will see the series at both Highlands Motorsport Park and Teretonga Park are in for an absolute treat when the Toyota 86 Championship revs up for rounds three and four over the next two weekends. The racing, quite simply, has been..


Hedge secures round after dramatic third race

December 9, 2018

Fifteen year old Callum Hedge took his first round win in the Toyota 86 Championship season with an outstanding victory in one of the best races ever seen in the category at Pukekohe Park. For much of the final fifteen lap race on the iconic, original Pukekohe layout a leading pack consisting of Hedge, CareVets team mate Arran Crighton, Saturday..


Ransley shows his class to win Race 1 at Pukekohe

December 8, 2018

Jaden Ransley put in a fabulous drive to win the first race of the weekend at Round 2 of the Toyota 86 Championship at Pukekohe Park today. Having passed pole position sitter Peter Vodanovich in the CMC Markets car on lap four in a great move into the hairpin, he drove a mature race in challenging circumstances to open his..


Jackson and Darkhorse impress

November 19, 2018

As the eyes of 110,000 focussed on the young guns in the Toyota 86 Championship over the Supercars weekend at Pukekohe Park, one more senior racer used his experience to good effect to make his own mark on the super-competitive championship. Andrew Jackson - and team Darkhorse Racing – debuted in the Championship and made it a weekend to remember..


Weekend of learning for Davison

November 12, 2018

It was a weekend of learning for 13-year-old Toyota 86 Championship driver Connor Davison of Cambridge, following the first round at Pukekohe last weekend. Davison’s weekend was hampered early on by a small crash in qualifying, meaning he had to start from the back of the grid for the first race. But despite the error, Davison says it is all..