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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…

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…

January 23, 2019
GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES BETTER, STRONGER, FASTER   Written by Pete McNae Burs is back. Not just back on track at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway, either. No, Ian (Burs) Burson is back on the national podium, back cracking out the jokes and one-liners, back in love with speedway. It's not...
January 13, 2019
THE LONGEST DAY SUPERSTOCKS UNDER THE SUN   Written by Pete McNae   A message to the small minority who would see speedway driven out of Nelson, if they could have their way. The sport will bend but, with the support of the thousands who went to the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway...
January 10, 2019

NEW NUMBER ONE IN NELSON THE LONG WAY HOME   Written by Pete McNae   Jason Long can legitimately claim to be number one all year round. The Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union sponsorship manager also plays loosehead prop for the province’s Mitre 10 Cup team in the winter and wears the No 1. Claiming the…

January 9, 2019
FOWLER TAKES A SEAT SHORT-TERM GAIN Written by Pete McNae Nick Fowler was an ex-superstock driver.  He'd hung up the Hans device. At 44, the owner of the Pro-Karts business and its related attractions at Tahunanui Beach figured he'd done his dash when it came to driving dirt ovals. Fowler had started in A grade...
December 9, 2018

A ROUGH NIGHT FOR THE N CANTERBURY COMES TO TOWN   Written by Pete McNae It began so promisingly with Nelson drivers handing out a beating. Before the night was over at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway though, they were beaten — and a little beaten up. Four titles were decided last…

December 6, 2018
VISITORS FILL NELSON FIELDS 21 RACES FOR 20 BUCKS Written by Pete McNae With just over a fortnight til Christmas, money is tight and tough calls need to be made on that twenty dollars tucked away in the wallet. Sorry, Auntie Barbara, no box of Favourites for you this year -- that green note is...