Motorsport is one of many sports in New Zealand that would not function without volunteers and that’s why MotorSport New Zealand (MSNZ) is marking National Volunteer Week 2018, which concludes 23 June. MSNZ, the governing body for four-wheeled motor sports in New Zealand, has a small team of eight paid employees and contractors based in […]

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MotorSport New Zealand Championship promoter Speed Works Events has today announced the full 2018-2019 calendar for the country’s top categories, with a new venue to kick off the Toyota Racing Series and the cementing of summer season dates for the next four years. Calendar dates have been fixed for the eight events next season and […]

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Highlands Motorsport Park at Cromwell will host a round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series for the first time in five years next January. The Central Otago track will be the opening event of the five-round championship between January 10 and 13. It culminates with the 64th New Zealand Grand Prix at Circuit Chris Amon […]

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After a five year break the South Island Endurance Racing Drivers Club (SIERDC) are thrilled to announce they will be returning to the magnificent Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell on 23/24 November 2018 for the hosting of the 2018/19 Carters Tyre Service New Zealand Endurance Championship (NZEC). This prestigious Championship event is the first in a […]

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Two of the youngest drivers in the ENEOS North Island Endurance Series have bounced back to convert pole position into victory at Pukekohe Park. Toyota 86 Championship graduates Jack Milligan, 21, and Reid Harker, 22, took their first victory together in the Three Hour Series for Palmerston North outfit MIKE Racing. It was a memorable […]

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Eight motorsport competitors from Auckland, Pukekohe, Inglewood and Christchurch have been selected to participate in New Zealand’s world-class Elite Motorsport Academy programme for 2018. Representing several categories of racing, the talented young competitors selected for the 2018 Elite Motorsport Academy are: Callum Crawley, 17, Fielding Billy Frazer, 15, Pukekohe Callum Hedge, 14, Milford, Auckland Bailey […]

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New Zealand Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley, long-time rally competitor and engineer Andrew Hawkeswood, rising single-seater racer Liam Lawson, and passionate classic car race driver Mike Small have been presented with the premier awards at MotorSport New Zealand’s annual awards night. Held at Shed 6, TSB Arena in Wellington on Saturday 26 May, the MotorSport […]

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East Auckland race driver Jordan Baldwin has topped the points-table of the 2017 New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy to win the Ian Snellgrove trophy. The prestigious trophy, awarded in memory of long-time MotorSport New Zealand general manager and Academy programme trustee Ian Snellgrove, was presented to Baldwin during the MotorSport NZ annual awards dinner in […]

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Hawkes Bay teenager Ronan Murphy has kick-started his motorsport career after winning the 2018 SpeedSport “Star of Tomorrow” Scholarship, earning him a fully funded season the NZ Formula First Championship and a Formula 4 test in the USA. The 16-year-old schoolboy, along with four other finalists were put through their paces on Manfeild’s backtrack on […]

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In a third and final day of high drama Auckland pair Steve Kirk-Burnnand and co-driver Mike Hay (BMW 318ti) were gifted the win in the Targa Hawke’s Bay tarmac motor rally which finished in Havelock North on Sunday afternoon. Heading into the final 37.34km Argyle Rd/Raukawa Rd stage on the way back to Havelock North […]

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