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At The Finish Line - Episode 1

Alicia Mclauchlan

In our first episode of At the finish line, we sat down with TQ and Sprintcar driver Alicia Mclauchlan and found out what it’s like to race at the Nelson Speedway. Alicia talk’s to us about how she got involved in speedway and also her goals and ambitions for the 2018/2019 season.

March 14, 2019

SUPERSTOCKS AND SO MUCH MORE   By Pete McNae It’s been more than two months since the high-winding V8s have chucked clay at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway but the superstocks are back on a chokka programme for Nelson’s multi-headed race meeting on Saturday, March 23. With the season rapidly nearing an…

March 9, 2019

WEATHER WINS   Thirty six hours ago, Nelson was in the grip of a drought. We all wanted rain … just not right now. Unfortunately tonight’s meeting has been cancelled due to track conditions being unsuitable for sidecar racing which is the main focus of this meeting. We want to give those competitors the best…

March 6, 2019
GREY POWER   Written by Pete McNae   Sam Satherley has had four heart attacks – a warning one and three others that might have tipped over a lesser man. He's got enough steel in his left leg to be a body double for the Terminator. And he's not far off turning 70, a pretty...
February 17, 2019
CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN OPEN WHEEL DEAL   Written by Pete McNae It's beginning to look like there is daylight between Jeremy Webb and every other three-quarter midget racer in New Zealand His runaway win in the Waimea Vehicle Testing Station New Zealand TQ Midget Grand Prix last night completed his triple crown (NZs,...
February 14, 2019
YOU CAN'T WIN THEM ALL (UNTIL YOU DO) THE WEBB MASTER Written by Pete McNae Twelve months ago, a window was closing on Jeremy Webb. Years of frustration at national three-quarter midget championship meetings were building up, denied by bad luck, broken parts, errant rivals. And then, almost a year ago to the day, Webb...
February 13, 2019

GOOD NEWS! The green flag will drop on Saturday night at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway. After consultation with the Tasman District Council and the team at Fire and Emergency New Zealand we have been given the all clear to run the Waimea Vehicle Testing Station New Zealand Three Quarter Midget Grand…

October 23, 2017

WHAT’S ON FOR JUNIOR MEMBERS HAPPY FAMILIES   By Kaitlin Windleborn Hey race fans! As some of you may know, Lisa has stepped down as the Junior Member co-ordinator this season and, as I was assisting her last year, I have decided to step up and take on the role. I originally got involved with…

January 28, 2018

RACING FOR THE KIDS A BIG HIT THE LADA LAUGHS LAST By Pete McNae For decades, Ladas have been the butt of car jokes. You know the sort. What do you call a convertible Lada? A skip. Or man goes into a car dealership and says, “Can I have a hub cap for my Lada?”…

January 13, 2018

OFFICIAL INFORMATION Ezylift Cranes – Hydraulink War of the Wings Sprintcar Meeting Unfortunately with the amount of rain that has fallen and the forecast for today, we have CANCELLED this meeting. The Hydraulink War of the Wings Sprintcar Series is scheduled to run at Eastern States Speedway, SUNDAY 14th January 2018, (2.00 pm start) so…

December 3, 2017

PANTHERS’ LUGGAGE IS LIGHTER WELCOME TO NELS-BORNE   Written by Pete McNae It’s just as well Palmerston North track manager Bryan Puklowski was given a gentle reminder to pack the Challenge Cup for the trip across Cook Strait as it turns out it’s staying on this side for the coming summer.  The cup is the…

November 2, 2017

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November 1, 2017

DESPERATELY SEEKING SUPERSTOCKS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES   Written by Pete McNae There’s good news and bad coming out of the Nelson Speedway Association this week. The good is that four teams have been locked in for the Nelson Automotive Solutions-Jack’s Tyres Stockcar Teams Brawl on November 11. With all four teams to face each other…

October 23, 2017

WHAT’S ON FOR JUNIOR MEMBERS HAPPY FAMILIES   By Kaitlin Windleborn Hey race fans! As some of you may know, Lisa has stepped down as the Junior Member co-ordinator this season and, as I was assisting her last year, I have decided to step up and take on the role. I originally got involved with…

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