Christchurch’s Jamie Duff has returned from a racing ban to blow away his rivals at Ruapuna Speedway. Duff came into the meeting in second place for round five of the Hydraulink War of the Wings (WOW) Sprintcar series, four points behind Luke Keegan. But he finished the night with commanding lead by more than 60 […]

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Three-time Indianapolis 500 driver Bryan Clauson has died from injuries sustained in a midget car crash on Saturday night. Dirt track oval racing star Clauson was airlifted to hospital following an accident at Belleville High Banks in Kansas, with his family releasing a statement on Sunday saying he was “severely injured” and in a critical […]

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Auckland’s Michael Pickens delighted the crowd at WXC Speedway – Western Springs last night with his sixth World 50-lap Classic victory. Rain drizzled throughout the mammoth race as Pickens fought off American professionals Spencer Bayston and Bryan Clauson, then fellow Kiwi Hayden Williams to win the $10,000 prize and coveted 50-lap ring. “Spencer started the […]

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V8 Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen says his first time in a 900-horsepower Sprintcar was both a daunting and exhilarating experience. Organised by mutual sponsor Lucas Oils, both van Gisbergen and his V8 team boss (and enduro co-driver) Jono Webb tested the 900-horsepower beast usually raced by Andrew Scheuerle at Archerfield Raceway in Brisbane. And […]

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It has been a “crazy week” of celebrations for Jamie Duff but his race face is firmly back on. Last weekend, Duff became the first South Islander to win the New Zealand sprintcar championship since Bruce Hobbs in 1985. Not content to rest on his laurels, the Canterbury-based driver has already started thinking about stamping […]

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New Zealand riders once ruled the roost in solo speedway racing with three Kiwi riders winning 12 world titles between them in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s – Ivan Mauger (six), Ronnie Moore (two) and Barry Briggs (four). Nine Kiwis in all have made it to the world finals but no one has really made […]

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The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire is on track to be a record smashing event, with the entry count climbing over the 300 mark for the first time to 316 entries confirming 303 drivers for the indoor spectacular. Even with the enormous size of the River Spirit Expo […]

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Third consecutive win for the veteran driver after leader obstructed by lapped traffic halfway through race. Luck was on midget car driver Brad Mosen’s side on Saturday night as he claimed his third consecutive Auckland Championship title at WxC Speedway-Western Springs. The 27-year-old started on pole position in the feature race, having qualified fastest through […]

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Are you ready for a little good news from the world of sprint cars? In a scene reminiscent of the movie Rudy, Park Jefferson Speedway in North Sioux City, South Dakota, became the place where dreams come true.  After leading all 25 laps of the American Sprint Car Series race on the 4/10ths of a mile dirt track, […]

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Kiwi speedway star Andrew Buchanan has told of the desperate trackside battle to save his wife’s life after she tumbled from their sidecar and directly into the path of two motorbikes following at around 100kmh. Buchanan and wife Philippa Burns, in her planned last race meeting, were competing in the 2014 Australian Sidecar Championship when […]

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