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Podjursky completes near perfect round at Manfeild

February 12, 2019

Taranaki teen Matthew Podjursky, 19, has completed a near-perfect weekend in Class 2 of the BNT V8s Championship at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon. New Zealand’s premier tin-top racing category held their penultimate round of the 2018/19 season over the weekend as a support series to the New Zealand Grand Prix event. Competing in Class 2 of the championship was Matthew..


Manfeild creates challenges for Lathrope

February 11, 2019

BNT V8 driver Brad Lathrope relished the challenge of racing at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon at Feilding this weekend. “I really enjoy racing down here, Manfeild is a fun track. It looks easy on paper but it’s actually quite technical. If you can get it right and flow all the corners together it’s wicked,” Brad says. His Dayle ITM #73..


Smith Takes Round 5 Win at Manfeild in BNT V8s

February 10, 2019

Australian driver Jack Smith has taken the round win at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon at Feilding this weekend. Race two of the weekend held on Sunday morning was won by Smith, with Nick Ross and Lance Hughes rounding out the podium. Smith and the Nissan of Nick Ross battled throughout the race, before a decisive move by Smith saw him..


Nick Ross Wins in BNT V8s at Manfeild

February 9, 2019

Nick Ross has won the first race of the weekend at Round 5 of the BNT V8s in a thrilling encounter at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon today at Feilding. Starting from position two, Ross and his Nissan Altima gained a good start and held the lead into the first turn from a hard charging Championship leader Jack Smith. Smith looked..


Tight at the Top in BNT V8s

February 7, 2019

There is still plenty to play for in the BNT V8s Championship when round five at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon gets underway this weekend. After four rounds, Jack Smith sits at the top of the point’s table on 801 points. Nick Ross is 39 points behind on 762, with Lance Hughes in third on 611. Smith has been the dominant..


BNT V8s Aiding with Grove’s Super 2 Preparations

February 5, 2019

As the Dunlop Super 2 Championship season start approaches in March at Adelaide, young Australian driver Brenton Grove has been clocking up the V8 miles in New Zealand. The Dunlop Super 2 Championship is the second tier V8 series in Australia under the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Grove is one of three Australian’s competing in the BNT V8s this season,..


Herbert and MTF Camry Starting to Gel

January 31, 2019

At just over the half way mark of the BNT V8s Championship, Class One rookie Chelsea Herbert is getting to grips with her Richards Team Motorsport MTF Finance Toyota Camry following a season best third overall finish at Teretonga recently. After a tough start to the season at Rounds One and Two at Pukekohe with some mechanical gremlins, 20 year..


Second Overall For Nick Ross in the Deep South

January 22, 2019

Nick Ross has come away from the fourth round of the BNT V8s Championship at Teretonga near Invercargill second overall for the weekend and maintaining second place in the Championship. Having qualified position three, the Cambridge racer notched up two third placing’s before taking a lights to flag victory in the final race. Having raced at the Highlands circuit at..


Lathrope enjoys race battles to finish fourth overall at Teretonga

January 20, 2019

Teretonga Park turned on its usual inclement Invercargill weather for the fourth round of the BNT V8s Championship but it did little to dampen the spirits of Brad Lathrope, who finished the weekend on an absolute high. He enjoyed battles with his fellow Class One competitors throughout the three races in his Dayle ITM #73 Ford Falcon super tourer and..


Jack Smith Wins Jason Richards Memorial Trophy

January 20, 2019

Australian driver Jack Smith has won the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy at Teretonga Park today. Richards was a three time New Zealand Touring Car Champion and since 2012 the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy has been awarded to drivers in the New Zealand V8 Championship. Richards was a well-regarded driver by his peers on both sides of the Tasman and competed..