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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…

April 16, 2017

PARIS ADDS ANOTHER WIN DIRTY WEEKEND AS MUD PILES UP   Written by Pete McNae The list of happy campers at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway tonight was a short one, indeed. For the second night in three, filthy weather got the better of the team at the Nelson Speedway Association, with…

April 15, 2017

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER SCENE SET FOR SUNDAY FINISH Written by Pete McNae We had Good Friday, but Saturday was better because, 24 hours after it was meant to happen, the Nelson Speedway Association got to complete day one of its Easter Extravaganza. The foul weather that whipped cross-country on Wednesday and Thursday forced a…

April 15, 2017

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER SCENE SET FOR SUNDAY FINISH Written by Pete McNae   We had Good Friday, but Saturday was better because, 24 hours after it was meant to happen, the Nelson Speedway Association got to complete day one of its Easter Extravaganza. The foul weather that whipped cross-country on Wednesday and Thursday forced…

January 28, 2017

US DRIVERS HUNTING THE 1NZ MIDGETS DELIVER MAXIMUM VALUE   Written by: Pete McNae   Tonight’s national championship will be decided by the who’s who of the New Zealand midget car scene – Michael Pickens, Peter Hunnibell, Brad Mosen and Shayne Alach, and the who’s he – four relatively unknown but outrageously talented young American…

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…