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Thomson to continue learning curve at Coromandel

August 15, 2019

Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson heads to the penultimate round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Dayle ITM Goldrush Rally Coromandel, ready to continue his learning curve in his first season aboard a four-wheel drive car. After three successful seasons in the front-wheel drive Ford Fiesta ST, Thomson teamed up with Specialised Auto Services to drive their..

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BIG NUMBERS FOR CLUBSPORT CHAMPIONSHIP

August 15, 2019

The Southland Sports Car Club’s Evolution Motorsport Clubsport Championship got underway at Teretonga Park on Sunday with excellent numbers contesting both the Motorkhana and Autocross events. A record number of forty-six entries tackled the three motorkhana tests in the morning with the youngest competitor 12 year old Euan Bergius. Stacy Lines took the Motorkhana victory for this first round in..

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Hunt on the cusp at Coromandel

August 15, 2019

Subaru driver Ben Hunt needs only to finish ninth in this weekend’s Dayle ITM Goldrush Rally of Coromandel to wrap up a second career title. The Auckland-based Hunt holds a 46-point lead over Josh Marston and has two bites at the cherry to claim the 2019 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship with the season-ending Waitomo Rally in..

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Campbell returns to happy hunting ground

August 14, 2019

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell returns to a happy hunting ground for the Dayle ITM Goldrush Rally Coromandel this weekend for the penultimate round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. The Whitianga-based event was the scene of Campbell’s first NZRC round win back in 2014 and since then he has also recorded a second place in 2015 and..

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Sheehan ready to fight for title at Coromandel

August 13, 2019

Queenstown’s Mike Sheehan will come out swinging at the penultimate round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Dayle ITM Goldrush Rally Coromandel, this weekend. Sheehan made an almost perfect start to the season, opening with a win and a second place. A thumb injury slowed progress at the next round in Canterbury, while a freak..

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Paddon Rallysport announces unique YES Power partnership

August 13, 2019

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon has confirmed a significant new partnership for Paddon Rallysport with YES Power. A multi-year deal has been signed between Cromwell-based Paddon Rallysport and YES Power, a relative newcomer in the New Zealand retail electricity market. Paddon is delighted to confirm the partnership with YES Power. “We are very proud to partner with a power company..

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THOMAS PREVAILS AS LEADERS FALL IN CATLINS COAST RALLY

August 11, 2019

Garet and Gemma Thomas of Darfield won the Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday in a dramatic finish. The husband and wife team only took the lead on the final stage in a Subaru WRX Sti. The duo had cause for double celebration as their victory also gave them the Mainland Rally Series drivers and co-drivers titles respectively. Defending champion and..

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MICHELS ENTHUSED AFTER TCR ROUND IN AUSTRALIA

August 9, 2019

Jordan Michels of Invercargill has returned from his initial outing in the carsales TCR Australia Series at Queensland Raceway full of enthusiasm. Michels had received a last minute opportunity to drive a Wall Racing Honda Civic Type R and impressed despite battling illness part of the weekend. Michels had introduced himself to Wall Racing Team Manager, David Fyfe at the..

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HUGE FIELD FOR 2019 CATLINS COAST RALLY

August 9, 2019

A massive entry of eighty-eight cars will start the 2019 Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday. Defending champion and four-time winner Andrew Graves of Gore is once again the top seed in his venerable Mitsubishi EVO 3. Graves’ wins have come in 2010, 2013, 2017 and again last year. He has twice been runner-up in 2012 and 2016 and was third..

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Breakthrough weekend for Leitch in Korea

August 8, 2019

Kiwi racer Brendon Leitch has recorded his strongest performance of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia series so far, taking a win and a second in the Pro-Am class and an overall podium result at the Yeongam circuit in South Korea over the weekend. The Dayle ITM and Lamborghini Auckland driver was paired with experienced amateur driver Jake Rattenbury for the..

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