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‘Everyone A Winner’ As Lemons Cars Complete 24 Hour Marathon At Hampton Downs

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 5:33 pm | Fast Company

“Every last one of you who finished the race this weekend is a winner in my eyes,” the organiser of the weekend’s May Mayhem 3-day/24 Hour race for budget road cars, Dr Jacob Simonsen said at a packed prize-giving function at Hampton Downs on Sunday ... More >>

Local F5000 Series Will Go Ahead – But New Round Dates Very Different To Those Originally Planned

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 9:16 am | Fast Company

The good news for Kiwi motor racing fans - starved of world-class historic motor racing action by the New Zealand government’s response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic - is that the organising committee of the NZ Formula 5000 Association has ... More >>

‘Close To Home’ Call Popular With Local F5000 Series’ Drivers & Fans Alike

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 8:18 am | Fast Company

With travel for competition outside New Zealand’s borders virtually impossible now and into next year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, you’d think that there’d be some long faces as members of the local Formula 5000 Association prepare for a ... More >>


Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 12:04 pm | Fast Company

What better way to celebrate the life of local motor racing legend, the late George Begg, than with a grid full of the F5000 cars the noted engineer and racing car builder from Drummond held most dear at the annual classic racing meeting, now named in his ... More >>

Lap records set to tumble at Taupō Historic GP meeting

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 11:59 am | Fast Company

With a weather forecast of clear skies, warm temperatures and no rain for this weekend, the fourth annual Taupō Historic GP at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park looks set to see a continuation of the recent unprecedented run of lap records being broken at ... More >>

NZ Rally champs next challenge for Haydn Mackenzie

Friday, 3 January 2020, 4:39 pm | Fast Company

Fresh challenges are what motivates 2019 Targa New Zealand winner Haydn Mackenzie. So this year he is adding a NZ Rally Championship programme to his Targa tarmac event schedule. “Yes,’ he said this week. “I’ve always wanted to have a go at rallying ... More >>

RNZAF Black Falcons Fly-In to feature at Grand Prix Meeting

Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 8:46 am | Fast Company

At the suggestion and with the enthusiastic organisational support of Jim Barclay and Tony Roberts, former directors of the successful NZ Festival of Motor Racing that ran at Hampton Downs from 2010 to 2016, the scope of the fourth Taupō Historic ... More >>

Mackenzie & Sayers win stage but Inkster & Winn extend lead

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 8:33 am | Fast Company

Runaway early event leader Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) finally conceded a stage win at the end of the second day of this year’s Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally in Taranaki this afternoon. However the Auckland pair ... More >>

Never easier to 'do Targa' than in 25th anniversary year

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 5:02 pm | Fast Company

The annual Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally is 25 this year and the man behind it, Peter Martin of the Ultimate Rally Group, says it has never been easier to enter the event than in its anniversary year. This year the annual five-day event, which ... More >>

Kiwi Karters Battle the Cold Across the Tasman

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 2:12 pm | Fast Company

Palmerston North karter Fraser Hart has added the Victorian State Rotax DD2 Masters class championship title to his CV after a dominant on track performance in freezing conditions at the fourth round of Australia’s 2019 Rotax Pro Tour series at Puckapunyal ... More >>

Historic Touring Car Class Has New Fan in Greg Murphy

Monday, 4 February 2019, 9:28 am | Fast Company

New Zealand’s Archibalds Historic Touring Car Series (HTC) has a new fan in four-time former Bathurst winner and now TV motorsport show co-host Greg Murphy. More >>

Chilman keeps his cool to take Silver Fern Rally lead

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 8:31 am | Fast Company

Roger Chilman and co-driver Max Freeman (Ford Escort RS1800) from Great Britain are the new leaders of this year’s NZ Silver Fern Rally after another drama-filled day in the central North Island today. Day 1 pace-setters Meirion Evans and co-driver ... More >>

Battered and bruised but Evans' Escort is back leading

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:55 am | Fast Company

Battered and bruised it might be but the hard-driven Ford Escort RS1800 of Welshman Meirion Evans and co-driver Lestyn Williams is back on top of the leader board on this year’s NZ Silver Fern Rally after another long day in the central North Island ... More >>

Cox completes classy winning double in Christchurch

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 12:32 pm | Fast Company

Rangiora karter Chris Cox completed a winning class double at the final round of the 2018 Mainland Series in Christchurch on Sunday. The multi-time South Island sprint champion went into the second – reverse direction – day of racing at the KartSport ... More >>

Category Originals Help Launch Latest NZ F5000 Series

Friday, 24 August 2018, 9:28 am | Fast Company

Category originals Kevin Bartlett, Howden Ganley and Ken Smith used a visit to a very special workshop in Salinas in Northern California on Wednesday evening to help officially launch the 16th annual SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series. More >>

Smith Finally Gets His Chance to Race at Famed US Track

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:32 pm | Fast Company

In an unbroken career which now spans 60 years the just-turned-77-year-old is finally getting the chance to compete at the famed Laguna Seca motor racing circuit in the United States. More >>

Three-Day Hawke’s Bay Event to Kick Off ‘Mega’ Targa 2018

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 11:04 am | Fast Company

An expanded, now three-day, Targa Hawke’s Bay event this month (May 18-20) is set to kick off another big year for the country’s tarmac rally specialists. More >>

Urban Leads Superkarts’ Resurgence From the Front!

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:58 am | Fast Company

Reigning national champion Ryan Urban is leading a resurgence of interest in Superkart racing – from the front! More >>

Higgins Wins Two Out of Three F5000 Series Race at Manfeild

Monday, 13 November 2017, 9:09 am | Fast Company

Series returnee Andy Higgins (Lola T332) made it two wins out of three with an impressive lights-to-flag leading run in the final 10-lap feature race at the second round of this season’s SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series at Feilding’s ... More >>

Proctor And Collins Fight for F5000 Wins at Pukekohe

Monday, 6 November 2017, 9:40 am | Fast Company

It all came right for the SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series at the annual ITM SuperSprint meeting at Pukekohe on Sunday as category newcomer Michael Collins (McRae GM1) took the battle for the lead of the feature 14 -lap final to ... More >>





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