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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…

January 27, 2019
BEAUTY GOES MORE THAN SKIN DEEP TAKING THE HIGH ROAD   Written by Pete McNae "Pretty" doesn't win races. There was no better proof of that than last night's round of the Mag and Turbo Super Cup for super saloons at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway. Peter Dickson's Generation 5 Hypermac super...
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...
December 29, 2018

BIT OF FUN IN THE SUN SPEEDWAY CATCHES A BREATH   Written by Pete McNae So, that’s it for the first part of the Nelson Speedway Association’s 50th anniversary season, a low-key knockabout between the turkey and trifle and the awkward midnight kiss at the Church Steps as speedway punctuated the holiday season tonight. The…

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...
December 5, 2018

GIVING IT HUNDY AND FIDDY INJECTION OF ENERGY FOR STREETSTOCKS Written by Pete McNae It might give mathematicians a migraine but over in Team Hundy and Fiddy Racing’s pit, 100 per cent isn’t enough. Not by any measure. Over there, they do things a hundy, plus another fiddy, for the impressive total of 150 per…

November 18, 2018

TEMPERATURES RISE ON COOL NIGHT SAM SILENCES SPRINTCAR RIVALS Written by Pete McNae He’s the quiet guy with his foot on the loud pedal. Queenstown builder Sam O’Callaghan might be a bit brief on banter, but he more than makes up for it with big brass knobs at the wheel of the Freeman Motorsport Triple…

November 4, 2018

Speedway dodges the showers Fireworks night packs in the punters Written by Pete McNae They must have skipped over Nelson at weather forecasters’ school because they so rarely get it right. When yesterday’s forecast said rain, followed by showers, with some high winds in the mix, it seemed there was no way the second meeting…

September 1, 2018

SPONSOR RAFFLE A SUCCESS WESTMEAT AT CUTTING EDGE   There was plenty at stake when the Nelson Speedway Association drew its annual naming rights raffle on Friday night — maybe that was an omen with those purveyors of fine steaks, Westmeat Nelson in Richmond, getting their hooks into the top prize. In recent seasons, the…

July 7, 2018

COMMITTEE APPEALS FOR CALM CLUB MESSAGE TO OUR SUPPORTERS By Pete McNae Keep calm and carry on. It’s not just a motto on a coffee mug, it’s also the approach the Nelson Speedway Association are urging from their members and the speedway public. The current and ongoing issues with the club’s operating conditions at the…

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