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Callum Crawley Seals North Island Formula Ford Championship!

April 23, 2019

Callum Crawley has won the North Island Formula Ford Series in his rookie season. The 2017/18 NZ Formula First champion and 2018/19 NZ Formula 1600 Rookie of the year finished his first season in Formula Ford racing in style, claiming 3 wins from 3 races aboard his Spectrum 016. Leading into the weekend, only 22 Points separated Callum Crawley of..

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Racing strategy secures Nick Cassidy Super Formula win

April 23, 2019

New Zealand Grand Prix and Toyota Racing Series champion Nick Cassidy had a perfect start to the Super Formula Championship with a first-round win at Suzuka Circuit in Japan, during the Easter weekend. Starting 12th on the grid in his new Vantelin Team TOM’S Toyota-powered Dallara SF19, Cassidy looked to be an outside chance for even a point from the..

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Both Kiwis finish Top Four at the first day of FIA F3 testing at Budapest

April 18, 2019

Liam Lawson and Marcus Armstrong put on the strongest showing over the closing minutes of afternoon testing at Hungaroring. They shuffled around the top four order before Armstrong went quickest and Lawson dropped to fourth as time ran out. With less than five minutes on the clock, the Prema pairing of Armstrong and Jehan Daruvala shot to the top of..

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Campbell starts season on the podium

April 17, 2019

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has started his Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship campaign with a third placed finish at the Otago Rally held over the weekend. After a troubled build-up to the event, Campbell and co-driver Mal Peden set a consistent pace across the opening day, starting off with a fifth fastest time on the opening stage of..

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Thomson satisfied with new car debut

April 17, 2019

Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson has come away from the opening round of the 2019 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Otago Rally, satisfied with his debut performance in a four-wheel drive car. Leading into the event, Thomson’s experience of the new Specialised Auto Services Subaru STI consisted of a couple of runs at the pre-event shakedown so completing..

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Sheehan achieves life long dream at Otago

April 17, 2019

Queenstown’s Mike Sheehan has achieved a life long dream of winning his class in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship at the opening round, Rally Otago, held over the weekend. Sheehan and co-driver Glenn Goldring headed to the event expecting a strong battle with Robbie and Amy Stokes who run a car identical in specification to Sheehan’s..

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Kiwis fly on Oz debut

April 16, 2019

New Zealand Toyota 86 Championship racers Jaden Ransley and Peter Vodanovich turned more than a few heads at the first round of the Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series at Philip Island at the weekend, establishing themselves as contenders for race wins and championship placings as the 2019 championship got off to an action-packed start. After strong showings in practice, Ransley..

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Tough start for Gilmour in NZRC opener at Otago

April 16, 2019

With any car rebuild there will be teething problems and Emma Gilmour experienced her fair share of them at her home event, the Drivesouth Rally of Otago at the weekend. Issues both days of the 15-stage Dunedin-based event in her fully-refurbished Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift AP4, made for a tough start to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand..

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GILLIES AND PILCHER IMPRESS WITH TOP THREE FINISH

April 16, 2019

Otago and Auckland rallying duo Andy Gillies and Nathan Pilcher capped a fine return to the New Zealand Rally Championship with a podium finish in their class at the weekend's Otago Rally. The pair, who only started two rallies last season before an accident curtailed their season, hit early dramas but eventually came good as the day progressed in the..

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Clark dominates on debut in China

April 15, 2019

Taupō motor racing driver Conrad Clark has dominated on debut in the Chinese Formula 4 Championship. Racing at the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix event as a support category, Clark was able to showcase his skills on the world stage. Following a campaign to garner support from his community, Clark was able to accept an offer from the hugely successful..

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