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March 18, 2018

FIRST WHEN THE FLAG FALLS DUFF TIMES HIS RUN   Written by Pete McNae There’s only one lap that matters, all the rest are speedway foreplay. When the online report is written and the record books updated, it’s who was first to the flag who gets the kudos. New South Island sprintcar champion Jamie Duff…

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 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 21, 2018

NELSON KEEPS IT LOCAL PUSH COMES TO SHOVE TO PAY BILLS   By Pete McNae In a surprising – and pleasing – development, the Nelson Tigers will take five local drivers to the ENZED Superstock Teams Champs in Palmerston North next week. Surprising because, for most of the 2017-18 season, a depleted class has struggled…

January 19, 2018

DON’T GIVE UP HOPE, TIGERS FANS CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? By Pete McNae Don’t give up on the Nelson Tigers – there’s activity behind the scenes that should see the Nelson superstock team continue a proud tradition of performing at the ENZED Superstock Teams Championships in Palmerston North next month. Earlier this week, Tigers…

December 31, 2017

It’s Wilkie all the way Shakeup up for series standings   By Pete McNae Christmas is a time for surprises. Sometimes, they are disappointments – like when you hope to unwrap a Fitbit and you get a three-pack of tighty whities instead. And sometimes, the surprise is a pleasant one, like last night’s meeting at…

December 27, 2017

FULL-sized fun with midgets TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT   Written by Pete McNae It was the hands-down success of the Nelson speedway summer last season. There were plenty of cynics who doubted whether the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway was the right venue to host the 75th New Zealand Midget Car Championship…

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…

June 29, 2017

MIGHTY MIDGETS WIN NEW FANS PICKENS SECURES HIS SEVENTH   Written by: Pete McNae It wasn’t without its share of heartburn and headaches but, after 30 laps, MP was the master and all others were reduced to the role of frustrated chasers. In winning his seventh New Zealand Midget Car Championship at the Milestone Homes…