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Austin adds international flavour to Toyota 86 championship

October 15, 2018

The draw of home and the desire to test his competitiveness against the best up and coming talent in New Zealand were enough to convince Australian-based Kiwi Tony Austin to commit to the Toyota 86 Championship. The draw of home and the desire to test his competitiveness against the best up and coming talent in New Zealand were enough to..


Speedway star Stewart joins race for the next Toyota 86 title

October 10, 2018

Taranaki 18 year old Campbell Stewart is the latest young driver to sign up for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and the speedway ace will add yet another dimension to a series already brimming with talent. Three successful years in Ministocks from the age of 12 were followed by a step up to a 400 horsepower Midget at the age..


Gilchrist leaving no stone unturned in first full season of Toyota 86

October 8, 2018

He may be one of the youngest competitors at just over 15 years of age, but young gun Brock Gilchrist is piecing together a very professional campaign as he aims to be the top rookie - and may be just a little more - in this coming season's Toyota 86 Championship. Auckland driver Gilchrist will be competing in only his..


Sam has the Wright stuff for a Championship challenge

October 5, 2018

Up and coming racer Sam Wright is putting the final touches to his preparations for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and focussing firmly on having a successful season. Wright launched his campaign at the TR86 category pre-season media and test day at Hampton Downs this week, completing a significant number of testing laps as fifteen confirmed drivers of what will..


Toyota 86 Championship welcomes youngest ever competitor

September 28, 2018

Cambridge youngster Connor Davison is the latest up and coming motorsport talent to confirm his entry for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and it’s the start of what he hopes will be a productive period in the category as he transitions from karts to cars. His first test in a Toyota 86 was almost a year ago and he’s clocked..


Tony Quinn backs Waikato motorsport prospect

September 28, 2018

Hampton Downs and Highlands owner Tony Quinn is looking forward to following the career of Connor Davison who’s been handpicked as the first driver to benefit from a new motorsport foundation. The 13-year-old from Cambridge makes his debut in the Toyota 86 Series in November and Quinn is excited about his potential. “I don't want to put the weight of..


Hughes launches circuit racing career in Toyota 86 Championship

September 27, 2018

Hamilton racer Mitch Hughes is the latest driver to sign up for the Toyota 86 Championship, and he'll be in it for the long haul as preparation for following in the tyre tracks of his racing father. Mitch is the son of BNT V8's racer Lance Hughes, who has been a regular in the country's top touring car class for..


Baldwin back for championship challenge

September 24, 2018

Last season's Rookie of the Year Jordan Baldwin will be back for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and the 20 year old has his eyes firmly on the overall title. The former ministock, stockcar, national level kart and BMW E30 racer made the podium on his debut in the Toyota 86 Championship last season. He achieved that feet at almost..


Top ten the goal for karting sensation Cranston

September 21, 2018

Multiple karting champion Jacob Cranston is the latest young gun to commit to the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and the talented racer and soccer player has one goal in mind for the coming season - to get inside the top ten on a regular basis in his first season racing cars. Ten years in karting have yielded impressive results for..


Prize pool offers big step towards Supercars dream for young NZ drivers

September 19, 2018

A career in Supercars could be one step closer for two young Kiwi racers after Toyota Racing New Zealand confirmed its best ever prize pool for the forthcoming Toyota 86 Championship. The prizes offer the chance for two drivers not only to make a big step forward in their racing careers but also to catch the eye of the Supercars..