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Noble-Adams takes first win, Paterson extends lead in South Island F1600 Champs

November 11, 2019

Christchurch’s Bailey Paterson has extended his lead in the South Island Formula 1600 Championship at the second round in Timaru on Saturday. Paterson (Van Diemen Stealth) took two wins and a second-place and is now 43-points ahead of nearest rival Cameron Freeman (Van Diemen RF92) from Dunedin. “Pretty good weekend,” said Paterson. “We struggled initially with the car but two..

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Paterson looks to consolidate early lead in South Island F1600 Championship this weekend

November 6, 2019

Christchurch’s Bailey Paterson will look to extend his early lead in the 2019/20 South Island Formula 1600 Championship at the second round in Timaru on Saturday. Timaru International Raceway host the second of seven rounds with up to 20 cars expected to take the grid. Paterson (Van Diemen Stealth) had the perfect start to the series at the opening round..

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South Island Formula 1600 Championship to welcome northern competitors

August 4, 2019

Preparations for the forth-coming South Island Formula 1600 Championship are well underway with a seven-round calendar in place. Early expectations are for grids well into the mid-20s with a significant number of competitors already committing to the coming season of racing. With the prospect of more North Island competitors wanting to also compete, the organising committee have agreed on making..

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Bethune seals second consecutive South Island F1600 Championship title

April 7, 2019

Auckland’s Josh Bethune (Mygale SJ08) has won his second consecutive South Island Formula 1600 Championship title, 35-points ahead of Southland’s Jordan Michels (Mygale SJ 13) with Christchurch’s James Penrose (Van Diemen RF93) third. Bethune went into the sixth and final round at Timaru International Raceway with an 83-point buffer to Michels and effectively just needed to finish each of the..

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‘Game-on’ as South Island F1600 title to be decided at Timaru this weekend

April 3, 2019

Auckland’s Josh Bethune (Ray GR17) and Southland’s Jordan Michels (Mygale SJ13) go head to head again on Saturday to decide the 2018/19 South Island Formula 1600 Championship title. Bethune heads into the final round at the Timaru International Raceway (long-track) with an 83-point lead over Michels and a maximum of 142 points to compete for. The rivalry continues after the..

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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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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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Rivals look to threaten Bethune’s NZ F1600 Championship lead at Ruapuna

January 7, 2019

2018/19 New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship Round 2– Preview 12-13 January 2019 Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Christchurch A large grid of 26 Formula 1600 single seaters will take to the Mike Pero Motorsport Park this coming weekend as the second of five New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship rounds gets underway.  Current points leader Josh Bethune from Auckland (Ray GR17) will..

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