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Best Bars in tow with Toyota for 2019-2020 86 Championship

November 12, 2019

Tow bar and automotive accessory specialist Best Bars has been confirmed as the title sponsor for the sixth season of the Toyota 86 Championship. Best Bars has been designing and manufacturing tow bars and automotive accessories for over 30 years from its facility in Auckland, New Zealand. It has long been a supplier to Toyota New Zealand and has also..


A week in the life of Connor Adam

November 2, 2019

For many of us, a week is simply a week, work rest and play however for up and coming Auckland racer Connor Adam its anything but that. Working for New Zealand’s longest-running race team the famed International Motorsport operation in Auckland he serves as an apprentice and plays a part of that racing operation. Along with this, he has his..


Next awesome foursome secure Toyota scholarships

October 31, 2019

Four of the country’s most promising young drivers gave their racing careers a major rev up today as they secured scholarships worth $25,000 each to race in the 2019-2020 Toyota 86 Championship. Successful karter Ryan Wood (15) from Upper Hutt and young Pukekohe talent Tayler Bryant (14) have secured drives in the CareVets Scholarship cars, while Hamilton’s Brock Timperley (25)..


Jackson targeting top five for Darkhorse Racing

September 9, 2019

Darkhorse Racing's Andrew Jackson is the latest driver to be confirmed for the next Toyota 86 Championship and is targeting top five results in his second year in the category. Two seventh place results in last year's campaign proved the experienced racer could find plenty of pace in the Toyota, but with limited knowledge of the optimum car set-up at..


Toyota 86 title is the priority for Connor Adam

September 2, 2019

The most experienced racer in the Toyota 86 Championship - Connor Adam - is aiming fairly and squarely at the 2019-2020 title. It's the Auckland racer's fourth season in the highly competitive championship and represents his best chance yet of securing the much sought after title. "Last season was definitely one of highs and lows," explained the 20 year old,..


Stronger faster Gilchrist targeting race wins in Toyota 86

August 26, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Brock Gilchrist is set to return to the 2019-2020 Toyota 86 Championship faster, stronger and fitter following a standout debut season. Gilchrist was one of the stars of the championship last season, bagging two podiums at Teretonga Park and Hampton Downs as a fifteen-year-old rookie in the NEXUS Logistics-supported car run by International Motorsport. With track time in the..


Two Toyota 86s up for grabs in new-look TOYOTA GAZOO championship

May 31, 2019

Toyota New Zealand has announced a massive new prize package for its rebranded TOYOTA GAZOO Racing 86 Championship as it focuses on continuing to provide a vital stepping stone for the country's best up and coming racing drivers. The winner of the 2019-2020 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing 86 Championship will win a Toyota 86 road car for their efforts and will..


Speed Works publishes provisional 2019-2020 calendar

May 1, 2019

Speed Works Events has released its provisional 2019-2020 MotorSport NZ Championship calendar and the big news is the potential return of international single seaters to arguably the country's most iconic race track. The Castrol Toyota Racing Series, which will once again run its five back-to-back rounds within the Speed Works calendar, will hold its New Zealand Motor Cup meeting over..


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..


Massive roll mars Connor Adam’s Toyota 86 finale

March 11, 2019

Mount Albert’s Connor Adam, 20, has been left wondering what could have been at the final round of the 2018/19 Toyota 86 Championship following a massive crash in the opening race of the weekend. Racing at Waikato’s Hampton Downs Motorsport Park for the first time this season, Adam was heading into the round ready for some strong results after finding..