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“The Car is fast again” Connor Adam finds speed again at Manfeild

February 11, 2019

20-year-old Mount Albert driver Connor Adam has left the Round five of the 2018/19 Toyota 86 Championship feeling confident after regaining the speed he had shown in the early part of the season. Competing at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon over the weekend in support of the New Zealand Grand Prix event, Adam and his team showed their true pace from..


Ransley fends off Hedge in Manfeild ripper

February 10, 2019

Christchurch's Jaden Ransley has continued his championship charge in the 2018–’19 Toyota 86 Championship with a second straight victory at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon this morning in his Miles Toyota racer. The win, however, was not as straightforward as his Saturday effort. This time he was pushed all the way by both CareVets Scholarship drivers; Callum Hedge and Arran Crighton. What..


Manfeild drama means a new Toyota 86 Championship leader

February 9, 2019

The opening Toyota 86 race of the Grand Prix weekend at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon has brought with it change at the top of the championship standings. Jaden Ransley now holds the lead after disaster struck Jordan Baldwin further down the pack in the early phase of the 12-lap race. Ransley meanwhile won with minimal threat and took the overall..


Toyota 86 Championship – the race is on

February 7, 2019

It’s one of the big weekends of the season for the Toyota 86 Championship and the series looks set to go down to the wire. Points leader and Intermach-backed racer Jordan Baldwin took the last round literally by storm as he splashed and slithered his way in challenging conditions to two wins and a second place to dominate in the..


Darkhorse adds another thoroughbred to its stable

February 6, 2019

Darkhorse Racing, which has been sharing its driving duties between Andrew Jackson and Leo Bult so far in the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship, have expanded to a two car team with immediate effect. The team have purchased the ex-Neil Allport car and will enter it from the next round, which also happens to be one of the biggest, the New..


South Island tour proves costly for Connor Adam

January 21, 2019

Back-to-back South Island rounds for Mount Albert’s Connor Adam, 20, have proven costly for his  Toyota 86 Championship campaign. Following another troublesome weekend at Teretonga, Adam has slipped to fifth in the standings. The weekend started off promising for Adam, who had endured two lacklustre rounds following his incredible start to the championship at Pukekohe. The International Motorsport driver ended..


Baldwin takes championship lead after Teretonga round win

January 20, 2019

Jordan Baldwin - Rookie of the Year in the Toyota 86 Championship last season and third in the points heading to the fourth round at Teretonga Park – has laid down a strong challenge for the title after taking two victories and the round win in Invercargill. He now moves to the head of the championship points table in his..


Jordan Baldwin defies wet weather chaos to claim first win

January 19, 2019

Last season's Toyota 86 Championship Rookie of the Year, Jordan Baldwin, has claimed his first race win in the series. The Auckland-based driver led from start to finish, surviving difficult conditions, an early red-flag and a lengthy challenge from pole position holder Jaden Ransley. Baldwin's result sees him emerge as a serious championship contender as the series crosses its halfway..


Allen aiming to maintain form

January 18, 2019

Justin Allen heads into Teretonga and Round 4 of the Toyota 86 Championship this weekend looking to make the most of a welcome turn in form he showed last weekend at Highlands Motorsport Park. Harrying the leaders and right on the pace in the second encounter of the weekend, Allen caught the eye of many, especially after he had a..


Hedge ahead as Toyota 86 Championship hots up

January 16, 2019

The Toyota 86 Championship heads to Teretonga Park in Invercargill this weekend four Round 4 after three incredibly hard fought rounds - two at Pukekohe Park on different circuit configurations and last weekend at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell. Fans will recall young Callum Hedge for his daring passes and speed in the F1600 class at the circuit last year..