The NZ V8 Ute Racing series will see its biggest field outside of the annual Supercars event for some years when 16 Ford and Holden V8 ‘brutes’ take to the track in the second round of the 2016 Sprint Series at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Manfeild this coming weekend – the circuit […]

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A flashback to 2006 with an Aussie invasion of Manfeild for the first ever Trans-Tasman V8 Ute Challenge. 22 cars, each with a Kiwi and Aussie pairing, thrilled the local crowds with names at the pointy end including Jason Richards, Simon Wills, Wade Henshaw and Chris Pither.

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The new-look motor racing season in New Zealand got off to a great start with the first Premier Motorsport event at Taupo Motorsport Park in October, before the big classes then moved on to the ITM 500 V8 Supercar event at Pukekohe. This weekend the country’s major racing categories are in action once again, at […]

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The support categories in New Zealand offer up a mixture of names and categories we know well back home and some we’ve never seen or heard of before – and I love that. Five categories will pound around Pukekohe before our V8 Supercars, including their premier Touring Car category, two different Ute classes, a one-make […]

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New Zealand motorsport veteran Andy Booth will make a return to racing this weekend at the Pukekohe ITM 500, driving in the UDC V8 Ute series. “Originally a good mate Peter Ward rang me and wanted to know if I wanted to come out of retirement and come have a play in the utes. That […]

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The UDC V8 Ute series has today confirmed that it will be one of the support categories taking part in the forthcoming V8 Supercar event at Pukekohe over the weekend of November 6, 7 and 8. A late withdrawal by one of the scheduled classes provided an opportunity to return for the V8 Utes, who […]

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The UDC V8 Ute series has confirmed its remaining dates for the 2015 championship and also announced a new one-off sprint championship at the beginning of 2016 that will adjust its championship to fall in line with the new Premier Motorsport Calendar. The series will complete its 2015 championship with rounds at Taupo on October […]

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The country’s most action-packed and tightly fought racing series is back again for an eighth season, and this time around the UDC V8 Ute season promises an incredibly tight fight for championship honours and South Island fans starved of their V8 ute entertainment in recent times can look forward to some awesome racing when the […]

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After an amazing season – latterly tinged with sadness – the popular pack of UDC V8 Ute racers gather together for their last encounter of the season, and it promises to be all out racing for championship positions at the Fuchs 500 at Pukekohe Park this weekend. The paddock at the last round at Hampton […]

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WALTON AGAIN IN RACE 1 AT HAMPTON DOWNS – RUDD AND BARRY STAR Kris ‘Killa’ Walton carried on with his winning ways in his Multispares backed Ford Falcon – coming through the field to win the first race of the weekend for the UDC V8 Utes at the TR Group V8 Festival. Pole sitter via […]

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