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Manfeild CEO announcement

May 13, 2019

MANFEILD PARK Trust board has notified the resignation of Manfeild chief executive Julie Keane. Mrs Keane has been with the Feilding facility since 2009, initially as events manager, elevating to acting general manager in 2014 then becoming CEO the following year. Highlights during her tenure include the renaming of the race track as Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon, retention of the..

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Good race pace some consolation for Lawson

May 13, 2019

Liam Lawson showed good race pace in his opening round of the FIA F3 championship even though he was forced to start from near the rear of the grid in both races at the Spanish F1 Grand Prix in Barcelona. Car issues in qualifying and in the opening race saw the Red Bull Junior driver uncharacteristically start at the back..

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Marcus Armstrong stands fourth after first FIA Formula 3 round

May 13, 2019

A third place in the opening race of the 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship followed by fifth in the partial reverse grid race two have delivered Marcus Armstrong a solid fourth position on the championship points table. Armstrong and his Prema team-mates set the pace all weekend against some of the most talented rising race drivers in the world. Robert..

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Hunter McElrea Continues Stellar start to 2019 USF2000 Championship Campaign

May 13, 2019

2018 Australian Formula Ford Champion Hunter McElrea has continued his strong start to his 2019 season, with the young New Zealander claiming another double podium at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix circuit, for Rounds 3 & 4 of the ‘USF2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires’. After qualifying his #22 Pabst Racing/Mazda Scholarship car a strong 3rd for both..

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Throttle motor failure handicaps Lawson in opening race of FIA F3 at Barcelona

May 12, 2019

A throttle motor failure on the formation lap of the first race of the FIA F3 season at Barcelona saw Red Bull Junior driver Liam Lawson stranded in pit lane as the rest of the field roared off from the grid as the lights turned green. Just as Lawson headed away for the pre-start lap his car lost all power..

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Smith and De Veth win ENEOS Three Hour, Timperley shines in One Hour

May 12, 2019

Taranaki racers Glenn Smith and John De Veth came through a race of attrition unscathed to claim victory in the ENEOS North Island Endurance Series three hour race at Pukekohe Park over the weekend, as an unusual amount of front runners hit trouble. It was the same story in the ENEOS One Hour race too. Brock Timperley emerged to score..

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Difficult start for Lawson in FIA F3 at Barcelona

May 12, 2019

New Zealand's Liam Lawson had a difficult start to his FIA F3 campaign at the Spanish Grand Prix meeting in Barcelona, qualifying in 19th for the opening race of the season among the 30 car field. A broken throttle sensor in the only practice session of the weekend robbed the 17-year-old of maximum track time in the morning but come..

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Kiwi Marcus Armstrong qualifies third for Formula 3 opener

May 11, 2019

An almost-perfect second-row start puts Marcus Armstrong in a strong position for the first race of the 2019 FIA Formula 3 campaign in Spain this weekend. Armstrong, racing with the Prema team, starts the first race directly behind team-mate and pole man Robert Shwartzman. The 30-strong field had just 11 laps at pace in which to set their best time...

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Thomson makes step up at Whangarei

May 10, 2019

Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson has made a big step up in speed at the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei. In what represented his second event in the Specialised Auto Services Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Thomson was confident of improved pace heading to the event after multiple enhancements in..

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Championship hopes fade for Barker in Whangarei

May 10, 2019

Round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship was contested over the weekend at the ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei. A two day event Stephen Barker calls his home rally. Suffering a mechanical DNF in the opening round in Dunedin, Barker found himself at the bottom of the championship table. Eager to fight back with a..

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