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March 27, 2018

WHEN A WANT BECOMES A NEED SUPER-SIZE ME!   Written by Pete McNae This story about a young man’s dream coming true has a happy ending for just about everyone. Maybe only Dave and Sandy Neiman will be dismayed — they have just found out that son Brad is staying home until he’s 40. Why…

March 15, 2018

DUFFMAN LOOKING TO DOUBLE HIS TALLY BIG SPRINTCAR DUST-UP   Written by Pete McNae “Grit your teeth and get into it.” Jamie Duff’s mantra for the Donaldson Civil South Island sprintcar championships this Saturday might apply equally to the spectators at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway. It’s just a fact of speedway…

March 4, 2018

A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS HARWOOD BACK TO THE FRONT   Written by Pete McNae Not on our patch, no way. It’s become a piece of speedway history that, whenever Nelson hosts the South Island superstock championship, the title stays local. Ignore the fact the class appeared to be on the bones of its…

March 1, 2018

TWO DECADES AT THE TOP SUPERSTOCKS FUEL NGATAI’S FIRE   Written by Pete McNae Don’t try to tell Malcolm Ngatai that superstock racing is just a young man’s game. Sure, the former national champion (1NZ 2008-09) is happy to see a new wave of drivers emerging in the class around the country but the 46-year-old…

February 28, 2018

MANERA ALWAYS THE ENTERTAINER AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE   Written by Pete McNae There’s a race car entered in the Vertex Super Cup for super saloons in Nelson this weekend that is better known than its owner and operator. Nelson’s Dave Manera is no slouch at the wheel but his 88N Corvette is the…

February 10, 2018

NO REST  FOR 1NZ WEBB C IS FOR CHAMPION   By Pete McNae No one would begrudge Jeremy Webb a day off. He’s surely earned one. The new national three-quarter midget champion, winning the 65th running of the title just before the rain arrived at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway tonight, wasn’t…

February 10, 2018

DON’T WRITE OFF THE SOUTH ACTION ON TRACK — AND ABOVE IT   By Pete McNae All the talk leading up to qualifying night for the Walkers Engineering New Zealand TQ Midget Championships focused on the Attack of the Killer Bs … brothers Ryan and Scott Baker and Auckland clubmate Ryan Barry, who had filled…

February 8, 2018

Keeping it in the Family TODDS ARE TQ ROYALTY By Pete McNae The Todds of Hawke’s Bay are the royal family of three-quarter midget racing (without the corgis and with better hair). No one has dominated one class in New Zealand speedway quite like patriarch Steve, his son Duane and Duane’s cousin, Craig. Counting off…

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…

January 18, 2017

BROKEN, BUT UNBROKEN THERE’S NO REST FOR SPRINTCAR TEAMS Written by: Pete McNae Sprintcars can be a little like their drivers; highly strung, volatile and prone to breakdown. With the Nelson Speedway Association’s New Zealand Grand Prix sprintcar meeting pencilled in for this weekend, there was always a possibility that three nights of fierce racing at…