Conrad Clark has won the 2017 SpeedSport ‘Star of Tomorrow’ Motor-Racing Scholarship after setting lightning quick times on the track and impressing the judges during the off the track interviews. The 14-year-old Taupo-Nui-a-Tia College student quickly sent a message to fellow competitors that he was there to win, setting the fastest time every session on […]

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A versatile Leigh Hopper and co-driver Michael Goudie (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) have added victory in the new Targa Hawke’s Bay tarmac motor rally over the weekend to the Orewa driver’s impressive two-day event tally. Last year Hopper won his fourth two-day Targa event in Rotorua, making his win in this weekend’s Hawke’s Bay event […]

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International Motorsport’s Matt Whittaker took a dominant One Hour victory in trying conditions for the opening round of the ENEOS North Island Endurance Series. “It’s a really good way to start, but it was pretty wet out there,” Whittaker said. “There was a fair bit of aquaplaning at the start of the race then it […]

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Smeg Racing’s Simon Evans and Gene Rollinson won the opening round of the ENEOS North Island Endurance Series Three Hour race in a controversial finish. The pair were eventually confirmed winners at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo following a post-race investigation due to an incident late in the race during their pit stop. Evans […]

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Motorsport enthusiasts who make the effort to catch some Targa Hawke’s Bay action this weekend are set for a special treat – demo runs by top New Zealand drifter Cam Vernon. Just before the competition cars are due to race through Stages 1 and 7 on Saturday and Stage 8 on Sunday Vernon will ‘drift’ […]

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The first round of the 2017 ENEOS North Island Endurance Series at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo is set to feature a bumper grid come May 20. Over 60-cars will take to the central North Island circuit this weekend across the One Hour and Three Hour races. The GT class will be the talking […]

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An all-new two-day event, Targa Hawke’s Bay over the March 20-21 weekend, is next on New Zealand’s 2017 tarmac motor rally schedule. Hawke’s Bay has proved a popular staging post or end point for Targa New Zealand events for several years. So when Event Director Peter Martin (of Targa events’ owner and organiser the Ultimate […]

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MotorSport New Zealand joins the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and other national governing bodies of motorsport world-wide to create an official day of recognition for motorsport volunteers. The first FIA Volunteers Day takes place on Friday 12 May, celebrating those who dedicate their time to make motorsport possible in New Zealand and around the […]

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Motorsport promoter Speed Works Events has confirmed 12-14 January 2018 as one the key dates of this year’s championship calendar for the 2017-2018 summer racing season, with the Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna hosting The Lady Wigram Trophy – the first round of the international Toyota Racing Series. The circuit, which hosted the first round […]

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The support of seven city and district councils in the Horizons region played a key role in the decision to award a multi-year contract to host the New Zealand Grand Prix to Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon. The New Zealand Grand Prix (NZGP) is one of only two current national Grand Prix events that are not […]

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