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February 7, 2018

MEETING CHALLENGES HEAD-ON PORTER’S READY, WILLING AND ABLE   By Pete McNae Everyone wants a winner — the first past the post, the wearer of the red ribbon, the one on the top perch of the podium. But while just one competitor gets the photo opportunity, many more toil away with less success, happy to…

October 14, 2017

THE CONTEST FOR TRACKMAN TROPHIES Surface A TRIBUTE TO TEECE   Race report by Pete McNae You wouldn’t find a more fitting tribute if it had been tailored in a back street in Bangkok. On the night when the Nelson Speedway Association honoured the late Murray Teece with the Trackman Trophy meeting, the club delivered…

October 11, 2017

Hit me with your best shot From One trackman to another   Written by Pete McNae  There will be a couple of former national champions in the pits when the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway opens the gates to the paying public on Saturday evening. One will be obvious – sitting front and…

March 7, 2017

DICKSON’S A RACER IN A RUSH SOUTHERN MAN’S SUPER SEASON   Written by: Pete McNae   The two busiest men in New Zealand at the moment? The scoreboard operator at a Hurricanes game and Peter Dickson’s signwriter. The Cromwell-based super saloon driver just doesn’t seem to want to keep his stickers for very long. He…

February 8, 2017

SOMETHING OLD IS SOMETHING NEW A BLAST FROM THE PAST   Written by: Pete McNae It will feel like welcoming back a long-lost family member when the modifieds return to Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway on Saturday. For a decade, the rambunctious V8s ruled – Tony Frost was a two-time national champion, Cliff…

January 26, 2017

MASTER BLASTER SEEKS SEVENTH ‘SLIM’ HOPES TO JOIN ‘CYCLONE’   Written by: Pete McNae   Michael Pickens has six of the best – but a seventh New Zealand Midget Car Championship would see him join a group with a current membership of one. The 34-year-old Aucklander could become just the second driver in that rarefied…

January 25, 2017

FLYING UNDER THE RADAR HUNNIBELL HERE TO DEFEND 1NZ Written by: Pete McNae   When the TAB sets the odds for the Equus New Zealand Midget Car Championship this weekend, it will be interesting to see where the bookies rate Peter Hunnibell. The 23-year-old Auckland maintenance engineer was paying better than $30 for the win…

November 2, 2016

Superstocks are all hunting Harwood Written by: Pete McNae Some drivers aim to be the best, others just hope to beat the best once or twice. Ever since he added the 1NZ designation to the flanks of his superstock, Shane Harwood has been in the nation’s sights. Beating the champ is easier said than done…