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MICHELS TAKES NATIONAL TITLE

March 3, 2019

Invercargill driver Jordan Michels has won the 2018/2019 New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship. Michels went into the final round at Pukekohe Park Raceway, south of Auckland, on Sunday just three points behind championship leader Josh Bethune of Auckland and in a battle that came down to the last lap of the season ended the day as the new NZ Formula..

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Jordan Michels wins titanic battle for New Zealand Formula 1600 title

March 3, 2019

A titanic struggle right down to the last race of the season has seen Southland’s Jordan Michels win the 2018/19 New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship title. With a ‘never-give-up’ attitude along with some Southland grit, Michels headed into the final race of the five-round series still six-points behind Auckland’s Josh Bethune. While battling for the lead on the last lap..

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MICHELS TAKES TITLE BATTLE TO THE WIRE

March 1, 2019

Invercargill driver Jordan Michels goes into the final round of the 2018/2019 New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship at Pukekohe Park Raceway, south of Auckland, on Sunday just three points off the championship lead after a sensational performance at the penultimate round of the championship at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon in Feilding last weekend. The young Southlander went to Manfeild second..

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Young-guns to battle for NZ Formula 1600 title at Pukekohe this weekend

February 27, 2019

Two young-guns will go head-to-head this weekend as the New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship title will be decided at Pukekohe Park Raceway in Auckland. Just three points separate Auckland’s Josh Bethune and Southland’s Jordan Michels after battling over four rounds since early November 2018. Arguably Bethune has been the dominant driver of the season, leading since the first round where..

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Callum Crawley takes Morrie Smith Memorial Trophy after maiden Formula 1600 win

February 26, 2019

18-year-old driver Callum Crawley from Feilding has won the prestigious Morrie Smith Memorial Trophy at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon over the weekend. Crawley took his maiden win in the New Zealand Formula 1600 (Ford) Championship in the final race of the weekend, which also awarded him the trophy in memory of motorsport legend Ken Smith’s late father. The weekend marked..

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Wins propel Michels into NZ Formula 1600 title contention at Manfeild Park

February 24, 2019

Two wins and a second place have propelled Southland’s Jordan Michels to just three-points shy of 2018/19 New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship leader Josh Bethune with one round left to play. Michels set fastest lap in qualifying at the Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon in Fielding, and went on to reduce the 23-point deficit he had leading into the weekend. While..

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Rivals look to halt Bethune’s NZ F1600 title quest at Manfeild this weekend

February 20, 2019

Auckland’s Josh Bethune has a slender 23-point lead heading to the penultimate round of the New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon this weekend. Competing in his second year of the category, Bethune has led for much of the season but nipping at his heels is experienced Jordan Michels, and rookies James Penrose, Zac Stichbury and Callum..

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Race wins propel Bethune ahead in NZ Formula 1600 Championship title hunt

January 20, 2019

Three wins from four races at Teretonga Park, Invercargill, over the weekend has propelled Auckland driver Josh Bethune ahead on the 2018/19 NZ Formula 1600 Championship points table. The southern circuit hosted four 8-lap races in varying weather conditions that saw 21 cars take to the grid. It was the third round of the national series which also doubled as..

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Second Wigram Cup win for Bethune at F1600 round

January 13, 2019

Auckland’s Josh Bethune has won the prestigious Wigram Cup for the second consecutive year with a dominant performance at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park in Christchurch over the weekend. The 12-lap feature race was part of the second round of the New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship. Second home was US driver Spike Kohlbecker ahead of Zac Stichbury from Hawke’s Bay...

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Rookie Penrose wins; Kohlbecker shines

January 12, 2019

Rookie driver James Penrose has won the opening race at the second round of the New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship held at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park this afternoon. Penrose was able to hold out championship leader Josh Bethune who took second from pole-sitter Jordan Michels. “I couldn’t be happier,” exclaimed Penrose. “He (Bethune) was pushing me all the way..

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