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January 28, 2018

RACING FOR THE KIDS A BIG HIT THE LADA LAUGHS LAST By Pete McNae For decades, Ladas have been the butt of car jokes. You know the sort. What do you call a convertible Lada? A skip. Or man goes into a car dealership and says, “Can I have a hub cap for my Lada?”…

January 23, 2018

NELSON SPEEDWAY SUPPORTS CCF THE COURAGE OF CANCER FAMILIES   Lauren Neal was only six when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Two and a half years later, she celebrated the end of her long and often painful treatment with a bang, on Guy Fawkes Day. Her mum, Susanne, laughs at the timing, saying…

January 18, 2018

GET BEHIND THE WHEEL FIVE BUCKS FOR A TONNE OF FUN   Tickets are still on sale for the most fun you can have with your clothes on — an all expenses covered drive in The Hits demolition derby on January 27. Thanks to Jacks Tyres, the Nelson Speedway Association and ProKarts junior members club,…

March 22, 2017

TWO MORE FOR THE MANTELPIECE I’M JUST A TEENAGE DIRT LAD   Written by: Pete McNae Brayden Nell is 14 and living the dream. Okay, perhaps some 14-year-old lads have different dreams but for a hardcore speedway family like the Nells, winning races at home and away rates pretty highly. Brayden, a third-season driver who…