The first round of the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship finished in dramatic fashion with Australia’s Matty Hill coming out on top of a turbulent season opener. Having taken the Pro Series pole position on Friday, Hill battled mechanical breakages all the way through to the final. The Max Motors Wellington Family Speedway facility […]

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Sam Smith will swap four wheels for two when he debuts in the New Zealand Supermoto Cup at Max Motors Wellington Family Speedway this weekend. Smith began his racing career on two wheels contesting the motorcycle road racing scene in Australia and on the New Zealand Superbike Championship support card. In 2008 he won the […]

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New Zealand-based company Link ECU have confirmed they’ll expand their support for drifting domestically in 2018. The country’s only recognised drifting series will be known as the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship from round one in Wellington onwards. Last season the Christchurch company came on board as official partners of D1NZ’s live stream. 2018 […]

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Action motorsport has a new home in 2018 with the launch of the New Zealand Xtreme Motorsport Series (NZXMS) set to host four dynamic racing disciplines. The new promotions body will bring together drifting, rally cross, UTV racing and supermoto all under the same venue. The first round to take place at Max Motors Family […]

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The most successful D1NZ National Drifting Championship competitor ever, Gaz Whiter, is set to make his series return after an extended hiatus from the series.   The four-time champion enters the 2018 season with a new look and a fully refreshed LS3 V8-powered Nissan Silvia S14 facelift. After dominating the competitive drifting scene for half […]

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Organisers of the New Zealand Endurance Championship have finalised dates and a location for next year’s national championship final.   South Auckland’s Pukekohe Park will host the decider on March 23-24 in 2018 with the top cars from the North and South Island Endurance Series eligible for the final.   It will be the first […]

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Wellington is set to get its first proper taste of multicode motorsport action since the Wellington 500 street race when the NZ Xtreme Motorsport Series and D1NZ National Drifting Championship debuts at Wellington Family Speedway next year. It will be the first time the series has ventured to the capital and the first time in […]

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2016–’17 Toyota 86 Championship runner-up Reid Harker has signalled he wants to be a contender in next year’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The 21-year-old recently tested Toyota’s FT50 open wheeler at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park following on from his success in the feeder series. With a taste of the wings-and-slicks platform, the former New Zealand […]

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International Motorsport’s Matt Whittaker took his second ENEOS North Island Endurance Series title at Pukekohe Park last weekend, but it wasn’t without its troubles. Driving his Porsche 911 991 GT3 Cup car he took the hole shot into turn one off the start to lead the race. Round two winner John Midgley didn’t make the […]

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Smeg Racing’s Simon Evans and Gene Rollinson have been crowned 2017 ENEOS North Island Endurance Series winners, taking the final race of the season and the Three Hour series title. “It’s a credit to the team, it was a whole team effort,” Evans said. “The car felt really really good considering we hadn’t put a […]

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