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Peter Vodanovich graduates to full Toyota Racing Series season

January 18, 2021

Reigning Best Bars Toyota 86 Champion Peter Vodanovich has today confirmed he will take part in the full nine race 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The 19 year old Aucklander will compete in his first single seater championship when he takes to the track for the first round in January, the 66th New Zealand Grand Prix on Hampton Downs' long..

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Paul Fahey Trophies await winners from Ford feature race at Taupō Historic GP

January 18, 2021

This weekend’s Taupō Historic GP celebrates Ford’s near 60-year involvement in New Zealand motorsport. It is therefore fitting that Ford racing legend, Paul Fahey will be present to pass-on three trophies he is donating for the trophy race for Ford historic saloon cars on Sunday afternoon. Donated by Fahey to the flourishing NZ Historic Muscle & Saloon Car Association, the..

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Jacob Douglas makes gains at Teretonga in South Island F1600 Championship

January 18, 2021

Kartsport champion Jacob Douglas continues to make gains after competing in the fourth round of the 2020/21 South Island Formula Ford Championship at Teretonga Park in Invercargill over the weekend. Three top five finishes were ample reward for the rookie driver competing in his second single seater competition along with some key experience only obtained from racing. “It was pretty..

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Penrose continues unbeaten run in South Island Formula 1600 Championship

January 18, 2021

Cantabrian James Penrose has continued with his unbeaten run of race wins adding another three victories at the fourth round of the 2020/21 South Island Formula 1600 Championship at Teretonga Park, in Invercargill. Now with 12 race wins, he has also led every lap of the season. “Another perfect round,” commented Penrose. “Couldn’t really be happier with three more wins.”..

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Drifting and racing combine to bring thrills to Teretonga Park

January 18, 2021

Drifting and racing combined to bring an action-packed weekend of motorsport to Teretonga Park in Invercargill over the weekend. The highlight on Saturday was the elimination battles as Round 3 of the DriftSouth Series was fought out, the drifters attracting a good crowd to watch the action. When the smoke cleared it was Sheldon Kneale of Ashburton in his Nissan..

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Taupō Historic GP celebrates Ray Stone, Legendary Ford Performance Wizard

January 18, 2021

Alongside the huge line-up of legendary Ford competition cars that feature in Ford’s New Zealand motorsport heritage, this weekend’s Taupō Historic GP meeting on January 23 and 24 will also celebrate the contribution to New Zealand motorsport of one of its unsung heroes and legends, Ray Stone. Whilst other historic motorsport events have previously featured New Zealand’s famous and legendary..

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Ford Legends Pavilion focal point of Taupō Historic GP meeting

January 18, 2021

The Ford Legends Pavilion will be the focal point of next weekend’s Taupō Historic GP for many spectators and Ford motorsport fans. 20 historically-important and interesting Fords will be based in the Pavilion on display, with some being demonstrated between races and some also racing. And they include not only Ford racing and rally cars, but also Ford-powered single-seaters including..

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Liam Lawson confirmed for F2 dual-program with Red Bull

January 16, 2021

Red Bull Motorsports today confirmed the young Kiwi driver will drive for the global energy drink company in Formula 2 this season. The announcement follows on from news last week that the soon to be 19-year-old will also race in DTM in a yet to named GT3 team, along with sidelined Red Bull F1 driver Alex Albon. Lawson will stay..

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Tom Alexander joins mentor Kenny Smith on NZGP grid

January 15, 2021

Versatile Kiwi racer Tom Alexander - the current Aussie SuperUtes champion - is the latest to confirm his spot in the forthcoming 66th New Zealand Grand Prix at Hampton Downs. The 26-year-old from Christchurch joins a star-studded field of 16 cars for the 28 lap race around the North Waikato circuit's 4km international track that includes Shane van Gisbergen, Andre..

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Spark Sport ‘a perfect fit’ for Castrol TRS

January 15, 2021

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand has welcomed yesterday's news that its 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series will be streamed live and on-demand on Spark Sport's growing broadcast platform. The series has always enjoyed TV coverage but the move to a fully online product will make it accessible to many more domestic fans and potentially a much wider international audience. The..

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