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NZ Super Truck Championship returns to Teretonga Park

The NAPA Auto Parts New Zealand Super Truck Championship pays its annual visit to Teretonga Park in Invercargill over the weekend of 16/17 March with a lot of interest as to whether Lower Hutt driver Alex Little can win the Mobil Delvac 1 Trophy for the sixth time.

Little first won the trophy in 2018 and has won it every year since, apart from 2020 when the event was cancelled due to the nationwide lockdown. The trophy is awarded to the driver that wins the round each time the championship visits Teretonga Park.

Last year Little, a two-time National Champion, driving his Freightliner 3 Series won the first race of the round, sponsored locally by King House Removals, and went on to record a third and a second placing to secure the top step of the podium. He also set a new lap record of 1 minute 14.266 seconds during the weekend. Second for the round was South Canterbury driver Brent ‘Bones’ Collins in a similar Freightliner.

Collins returns to do battle this year while Shane Gray of Wellington is another who will be competitive in a Kenworth as will Dave West of Pukekohe who has gone well at Teretonga Park in recent years in his Freightliner Argosy.

Former four-time Champion Ron Salter of Auckland is also in the field in a Scania while 2006/07 and 2013/14 Super Truck Champion John Hepburn of Timaru is entered in the Flying Farewell as is a former three-time Champion – Malcolm Little, father of Alex Little – and local favourite Garry Price, now based in Cromwell.

Last year’s Rookie Of The Year, Marc King of Eketahuna, and Most Improved Driver Connor Etting of Auckland are also set to line up as are Troy Etting (Kenworth) and Tony Brand (Bedford) in what will be a fantastic battle of the big rigs!
Joining the NZ Super Trucks on the programme are another big favourite, the Mobil 1 Mainland Muscle Cars, along with a great range of different classes including Pre 65 Saloons, NZ 6 Saloons, the MX5 Heritage Cup, the Historic Vintage Racing Association and Noel McIntyre Drainage Club Saloons.

Presale tickets are available now from Auto Centre, Tweed Street, Invercargill, E Hayes & Sons, Dee Street, Invercargill and Harrisons Supplies, Mersey Street in Gore.

Presale tickets are just $40 plus any applicable charges while a weekend pass at the gate over the weekend of the event is $50. A single day pass for either Saturday or Sunday is $30 per day while children 14 & under are free throughout the event as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

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