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 Monthly Archives: August 2020

Speed Works Events finale cancelled due to COVID-19 Restrictions

August 30, 2020

Today's changes to the Auckland Alert Level restrictions have left disappointed organisers and officials with no choice but to cancel the Speed Works Events finale at Hampton Downs next weekend. Although border restrictions are being lifted from 11.59pm on Sunday evening, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today confirmed that Aucklanders will have to comply to the new Level 2.5 rules when..

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73rd AGM Brief

August 26, 2020

The 73rd MotorSport New Zealand AGM was due to take place on 22 August as a face to face event in Wellington. However, the office quickly arranged a plan B which was to move it to be a shortened AGM via video conference. A number of logistical challenges ensued but with the co-operation of the hotel and our AV team,..

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Officials training update

August 26, 2020

The first of MotorSport New Zealand’s revamped officials training courses have been completed. Scrutineers who were due to renew their licences in June were the first to experience the new blended adult learning program developed by MotorSport New Zealand’s Trainer and Educator, Bruce Wilson. With face-to-face training unable to take place during COVID-19 restrictions, the decision to move forward with..

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Vodanovich declared 2019-2020 Toyota 86 Champion

August 25, 2020

Peter Vodanovich has been confirmed as the Best Bars Toyota 86 Champion following TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand's decision today to declare the 2019-2020 championship. TGRNZ made the decision following confirmation that title contender Jaylyn Robotham would not be able to compete in the season finale next month due to ongoing border restrictions and logistical issues caused by the Covid..

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Major domestic plans for Leitch and Orr-West confirmed by Dayle ITM

August 24, 2020

Long-time motorsport supporters Dayle ITM are getting behind domestic motorsport in a big way this coming season. Hot on the heels of confirming Christina Orr-West in the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship, the company will also support a challenge in the South Island endurance series which will see Orr-West paired up with Brendon Leitch once again, but this time in..

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Changing of the guard for MotorSport New Zealand’s Chief Clerk of the Course

August 20, 2020

MotorSport New Zealand has appointed Craig Finlayson as it’s Chief Clerk of the Course after Shayne Harris decided to step down from the role after four years. Harris, who also served as President of MotorSport New Zealand from 2010-2016, and Chief Clerk of the Course from 2016 to present, has been instrumental in the growth and development of the role..

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Highlights aplenty at Invercargill ClubSport event

August 20, 2020

The opening round of the Southland Sports Car Club’s Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Championship at Teretonga Park in Invercargill on Sunday featured plenty of highlights. Prior to the commencement of action, Jordan Michels unveiled the Evolution Motorsport Nissan Sentra, a car that will be available for anyone wanting to give motorkhana events at Teretonga Park a go. Once underway thirty-two entrants..

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Entries open for MotorSport New Zealand Hillclimb Championship opener

August 19, 2020

Entries are open for the first round of the 2020-21 MotorSport New Zealand Hillclimb Championship. Along with the traditional classes, the championship will see the exciting addition of the Cross Car Hillclimb Championship being awarded alongside those national championships.  The Marlborough Car Club hosts the championship’s opening events on September 26 and 27 on Pukaka Valley Road and Reserve Road..

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Rowan Shepherd searches for TCR co-driver

August 19, 2020

International TCR Endurance driver, Rowan Shepherd, is searching for a co-driver for the South Island Endurance Series and New Zealand Endurance Championships. No stranger to TCR Endurance Racing, Rowan has previously competed in the Barcelona and Spa 24H where in both races in the final hour, mechanical breakdowns stripped him of podium finishes in the final hour. Rowan had originally..

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Racing World Episode #9

August 19, 2020

Episode #9 of the ‘Racing World’ podcast direct from our dedicated motor sport recording studio – via ZOOM that is -  in the megalopolis of downtown Waitoki. This week we talk with NICK CASSIDY from his own version of isolation in his apartment in Tokyo With the Indy 500 event this coming weekend, we also talk with SCOTT DIXON. There is other stuff as..

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