Words and photos by Rod Dunn Sunday, March 2 saw the running of the City Hire South 4th Annual Vintage Speedway …full story
This year marks the iconic Mustang’s 50th anniversary and Ford New Zealand have taken on the role of primary sponsor for this year’s national Mustang Convention.
The convention is being held in Christchurch over Labour Weekend, from Friday, October 24 through Monday, October 27.
// NZV8 Touring Cars and Iain Whitaker
Last weekend was yet another weekend of tough V8-powered racing with an exciting 20-lapper on Sunday afternoon at Taupo Motorsport Park. NZV8 Touring Car TLX driver Jason Bargwanna edged that little bit further ahead of main rival Nick Ross, and James McLaughlin reclaimed his lead in the NZV8 TL Championship.
It’s the only one in Australasia and it’s spent its working life in Los Angeles. And here in New Zealand it’s making a rare appearance to help Kiwi kids.
On March 16 an 18-litre LA ladder truck, which needs two drivers and stretches 10 stories, will leave Auckland’s Rainbow’s End on the annual Variety Trillian Bash in a convoy of classic and custom vehicles delivering grants and entertainment to Kiwi kids in need of a helping hand.
Global automotive manufacturer Mahindra has taken on sponsorship of the first-ever North Island Endurance Series — a three-round series which takes place this year.
The sponsorship is the first for Mahindra in New Zealand, although the company is a major sponsor in Nascar and Moto GP, and has its own team in the forthcoming Formula E series. As well as having title sponsorship of the new endurance series, Mahindra will also provide the official safety car for the events.
BNT V8 SuperTourers is stepping up its programme to ensure that all cars adhere to the rules that govern the championship.
Series CEO Ray Noonan says this move is partly in response to claims that some of the seven-litre engines develop more power than others, and also part of the ongoing effort to improve the category and ensure transparency.
Words: Jayden Stirrup, Photos: Christian Hartung
Jamie Whincup has kicked off the year with a bang, claiming the first race of the year at the Adelaide Clipsal 500. A somewhat shaky start saw the number 1 Red Bull driver in a side by side battle with team mate Craig Lowndes,forcing him into second place at turn one of the first lap. It was a disastrous start for Chaz Mostert, smoking from the rear and losing it on the turn six tyre wall, reporting to the Pepsi Max crew that, ‘something is leaking’. The order after the first lap was Lowndes P1, Whincup P2, with Van Gisbergen, Winterbottom, and Courtney in P3, 4, and 5.