July 12, 2019
HIGH-tech and low-profile security at Manfeild proved its value with quick curtailment of a firebug’s effort to cause mischief. Circuit management is understandably concerned about actions on the evening of July 2 that destroyed a hut on the motor-racing circuit, damaged $4000 worth of equipment related to the track’s electronic flag point system and might have been worse if not..
July 5, 2019
SPORTS car and race circuits are made for each other. When the Porsche Club of New Zealand visits Manfeild on July 13, enjoyment of one of the world’s greatest performance marques at a venue designed and dedicated to high-octane action seems assured. Yet, on this day, the total thrill of exploring Circuit Chris Amon at greater pace than would be..
May 13, 2019
MANFEILD PARK Trust board has notified the resignation of Manfeild chief executive Julie Keane. Mrs Keane has been with the Feilding facility since 2009, initially as events manager, elevating to acting general manager in 2014 then becoming CEO the following year. Highlights during her tenure include the renaming of the race track as Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon, retention of the..
May 3, 2019
A ‘STAR of the future’ motorsport search that calls Manfeild home has just about matched the age of its oldest winner. The annual Speedsport Star of Tomorrow is a generous regionally-orchestrated competition giving its winner a season in Formula First, a well-regarded primary single seater circuit racing class. The scholarship involves a drive-off between young competitors, who draw from all around..
January 28, 2019
IMPETUS by the New Zealand Grand Prix’s promoter to deliver an astoundingly sharp ticket price for the country’s biggest national motorsport event has delighted the chief executive of host venue Manfeild, who says motorsport fans would be crazy not to take full advantage. A promotion by Speed Works Events specific to the February 8-10 meeting on Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon..
November 13, 2018
OPPORTUNITY to check out a locally-developed car that has taken its motorsport sphere by screaming storm will come at Manfeild on Saturday, November 17. A charity event for suicide awareness co-ordinated by the Manawatu Car Club’s drift committee, ShowVember is a free-entry activity that corrals a wide variety of track-themed performance cars for public scrutiny, with specific focus on the..
November 7, 2018
CLASSIC racing is about more than pure competition – another draw is the camaraderie. The enthusiast spirit that drives this weekend’s MG Classic on Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon is why this annual chance for drivers of all types of classic car to get onto the track and let rip remains so popular. So says Dean Curtis, of Palmerston North, whose..
September 28, 2018
The ease of demolition of three Manfeild Park buildings is a powerful reminder why their time had come. Grandstands bordering Brendon Hartley Drive, the main access into the venue from Feilding’s South St, have now been toppled. The buildings’ fate was sealed through abject inability to meet code compliance for earthquake risk. The poor state of the structures, also influenced..