The Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship is just days away from kicking off its 2018/19 season at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon, a season in which the long-standing MotorSport New Zealand championship celebrates 50 years of racing in December. Among the many things to celebrate in this milestone season, at the top of the list […]

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Callum Crawley, aged 17 of Feilding, has topped the points-table at the Elite Motorsport Academy’s intensive training camp at Dunedin. Second in a close-fought assessment was Peter Vodanovich, also 17, of Auckland, with 15-year-old Billy Frazer, of Pukekohe, third. Crawley, Vodanovich and Frazer are part of a group of eight young race drivers participating 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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Callum Crawley has claimed the 2017/18 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship after taking the final race of the season at Pukekohe Park Raceway. Heading into the weekend 26 points from the lead, the Manawatu man started his weekend the right way with pole position in qualifying on Saturday morning while then series leader Kaleb […]

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Entries for the 2018 SpeedSport Star of Tomorrow Motor Racing Scholarship are now open and the stakes are even higher this year with the inclusion of a Formula 4 test to the prize package. The Scholarship has produced some of New Zealand’s most successful drivers including 2016 Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen, Supercars driver Richie […]

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It was another intense weekend at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon for round six of the 2017/18 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship. Kaleb Ngatoa briefly regained the series lead after a win on Saturday but was quickly outpaced by Callum Crawley on Sunday, the latter regaining and extending his points lead. It was Reece Hendl-Cox […]

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The NZ Formula First Championship is gearing up for its 50th year of racing this summer, and it’s set to be its best season yet! Increased entry numbers, a return to the New Zealand Grand Prix and a 50th Anniversary celebration are going to be just a few highlights of the upcoming season. Long time […]

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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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Bramwell King has claimed the 2016/17 NZ Formula First Championship in a battle that went down to the final lap of the championship. King finished second in the race to Chris Symon who made it his second time winning the season finale. Just as the cars were released the rain came down, soaking the track […]

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Matt Podjursky knocked Arran Crighton off the top step of the championship ladder during the penultimate round of the 2016/17 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship at Hampton Downs. After leading for nearly seven rounds Crighton now trails Podjursky by just two points. The forecasted rain held off for the weekend, greeting drivers with a […]

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