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November 18, 2018

TEMPERATURES RISE ON COOL NIGHT SAM SILENCES SPRINTCAR RIVALS Written by Pete McNae He’s the quiet guy with his foot on the loud pedal. Queenstown builder Sam O’Callaghan might be a bit brief on banter, but he more than makes up for it with big brass knobs at the wheel of the Freeman Motorsport Triple…

November 14, 2018

IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT The wind beneath his wings   Written by Pete McNae   There’s no 50 shades of clay for Nelson Speedway Association vice-president and sprintcar team owner Kevin Freeman. It’s black or white, wrong or right (if you don’t agree, you’re probably wrong) and he calls a spade a poor substitute for…

November 4, 2018

Speedway dodges the showers Fireworks night packs in the punters Written by Pete McNae They must have skipped over Nelson at weather forecasters’ school because they so rarely get it right. When yesterday’s forecast said rain, followed by showers, with some high winds in the mix, it seemed there was no way the second meeting…

October 31, 2018

RUBBING’S RACING FOR SUPERSTOCK ROOKIE NERVES OF STEEL   Written by Pete McNae Dwayne Whitfield is on a mission to bring back the bumpers. The 24-year-old is one-and-a-bit meetings into his superstock career but already he’s eager to dispense a dose of cold steel. As Corporal Jones used to say in Dad’s Army; “They don’t…

October 26, 2018

TIGERS FIND THEIR FIVE REES DUO TO WEAR THE N   Written by Pete McNae It’s on! After weeks, months, of speculation and resignation, the Challenge Cup superstock teams race has been confirmed as the lead promotion for the next meeting at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway. The Palmerston North Panthers will…

October 26, 2018

CONNOR’S GROWN UP IN PUBLIC SPEED BUMPS IN THE FAST LANE   Written by Pete McNae The tired old line of “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” sums up the brief speedway career of Nelson sprintcar driver Connor Rangi. He’s packed enough hiccups and setbacks into his 18 years to turn most people away…

October 20, 2018

THERE’S A TEAR IN THE EYE (AND IT WASN’T DUST — HONEST)   Written by Pete McNae It’s not often you will find “sentimentality” and “speedway” in the same sentence. Unless the sentence is: “There’s stuff all sentimentality in speedway”. But on opening night of the 50th anniversary season at the Milestone Homes Top of…

October 20, 2018

THERE’S A TEAR IN THE EYE (AND IT WASN’T DUST — HONEST) Written by Pete McNae It’s not often you will find “sentimentality” and “speedway” in the same sentence. Unless the sentence is: “There’s stuff all sentimentality in speedway”. But on opening night of the 50th anniversary season at the Milestone Homes Top of the…

October 17, 2018

Important message! Hi All This is just an update on Membership Cards. Unfortunately only about 80% of them are ready to go for the rest there will be a list at Pit Gate so have some sort if ID available and you will get through at the correct price. I apologise to any Members that…

October 17, 2018

Important message!   Hi All This is just an update on Membership Cards. Unfortunately only about 80% of them are ready to go for the rest there will be a list at Pit Gate so have some sort if ID available and you will get through at the correct price. I apologise to any Members…