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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..


Hedge wins race and title

March 10, 2019

Callum Hedge is the 2018/2019 Toyota 86 Champion after a commanding win in the final race of the season sealed the title for the CareVets Scholarship racer. Hedge took the points lead on Saturday from Jaden Ransley and never looked back, with a second place in Sunday morning's race and a win on Sunday afternoon backing up his Saturday win..


Ngatoa wins – championship down to the last race

March 10, 2019

Kaleb Ngatoa took his first victory in the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship with a fine performance at Hampton Downs on Sunday morning in the JJ Walters/OCL Telecommunications car. Series leader Callum Hedge extended his lead in the championship with one race to go in the CareVets Scholarship car with second place, but former championship leader Jaden Ransley kept his own..


Drama as Hedge wins and Ransley shunted out

March 9, 2019

Callum Hedge won the first race of the Toyota 86 Championship final with ease to retake the series lead with two races to go, but the real drama happened behind with Jaden Ransley eliminated from the race after Connor Adam rolled his car and took the championship leader out of the race with him. It was Hedge in the CareVets..