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Jason Clark tops opening NZ Hillclimb Championship qualifying round

September 28, 2020

The first South Island qualifying round of the NZ Hillclimb Championship was held at the weekend in Marlborough. Saturday’s competition was held on the tight and twisting Pukaka Valley Road, north of Blenheim and produced a very close field at the end of the day. Sunday was a more open affair as the qualifiers moved to Reserve Road, south of..

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MotorSport New Zealand confirms 2020-21 championship calendar

September 27, 2020

MotorSport New Zealand and its race championship promoter, Speed Works Events have confirmed the calendar for the fast-approaching 2020-21 season.   Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, MotorSport New Zealand and Speed Works Events have been actively working towards ensuring a championship series continues to take place this summer. However, the re-emergence of COVID-19 in August and tough border restrictions..

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Rally BOP ready to go for 2020

September 25, 2020

This year’s Driven Auto Sales Rally Bay of Plenty - which runs out of Whakatane over the October 17-18 weekend – will retain its focus on encouraging new competitors to the sport. A Novice category has been at the forefront of rallies organised by Motorsport BOP Inc. for the last decade. While the 2020 event has been upgraded from Clubmans..

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MotorSport New Zealand Hillclimb Championship kicks off this weekend

September 24, 2020

The 2020-21 MotorSport New Zealand Hillclimb Championship kicks off this weekend with the first South Island qualifying round hosted by the Marlborough Car Club. Registrations for the championship have been strong, partly thanks to MotorSport New Zealand’s ‘Back in Motion’ support package which has encouraged competitors to enter ClubSport events. With budgets taking a hit in line with the national..

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Matt Summerfield top seed for South Canterbury

September 24, 2020

South Island rallying returns this weekend with the South Canterbury Rally based out of Timaru, and is the second Mainland Rally Series event for the season since the calendar was suspended earlier this year due to COVID-19. However top seed Matt Summerfield says the disrupted calendar and cancellation of the national series for this year hasn't been all bad. It..

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Andrew Lawrie takes points at Teretonga ClubSport event

September 24, 2020

Andrew Lawrie of Invercargill was the big winner at Round 2 of the Southland Sports Car Club’s Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Championship at Teretonga Park on Sunday. Lawrie, in his Mitsubishi Mirage, won the Motorkhana event in the morning from Craig Allan in a Honda Prelude with Stacy Lines third in a Mini while in the afternoon he won the Autocross..

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Rankleburn Rally returns

September 24, 2020

The Rankleburn Rally is on again with a field of cars heading to the Rankleburn Forest in West Otago on Saturday 10 October. The event is organised by the Eastern Southland Car Club with support from MLT / Heartland Hotels and Ernslaw One Limited. Last year’s winners, Carter Strang of Wallacetown and co-driver Stewart Robbie in their Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6,..

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Toyota New Zealand confirms boost for Kiwi racers

September 24, 2020

Toyota New Zealand has announced today a COVID-19 support package of up to $500,000 to help Kiwi up and coming single-seater drivers, and to continue their support of motorsport in New Zealand. The fund will be managed by the Kiwi Driver Fund. Focused on finding New Zealand’s next motorsport champion, the Kiwi Driver Fund provides vital support to up and..

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Racing World Podcast #13

September 23, 2020

In this episode, we go ‘LIVE’ via ZOOM with LIAM LAWSON talking F3 and his season just completed. Late at night for him in Towcester in the UK, which is just down the road from Silverstone in fact.   Don’t tell anybody, please, but he is actually in bed during the chat! - Who’d have thought!? Plenty of other stuff..

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Shane van Gisbergen confirmed for Battle of Jacks Ridge

September 22, 2020

Kiwi Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen has committed to entering the Battle of Jacks Ridge in November and will take on the best rally drivers in the country at their own game. The 2016 Supercars champion has been one of the most successful drivers of the past decade and is renowned for his unique ability to drive any kind of..

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