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January 10, 2019

NEW NUMBER ONE IN NELSON THE LONG WAY HOME   Written by Pete McNae   Jason Long can legitimately claim to be number one all year round. The Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union sponsorship manager also plays loosehead prop for the province’s Mitre 10 Cup team in the winter and wears the No 1. Claiming the…

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…

October 20, 2018

THERE’S A TEAR IN THE EYE (AND IT WASN’T DUST — HONEST) Written by Pete McNae It’s not often you will find “sentimentality” and “speedway” in the same sentence. Unless the sentence is: “There’s stuff all sentimentality in speedway”. But on opening night of the 50th anniversary season at the Milestone Homes Top of the…

June 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…

March 31, 2018

ANOTHER SUMMER DONE AND DUSTED Flag falls on season 2017-18 Written by Pete McNae Nobody’s perfect, but the sidecar combination of Derek and Mathew Ramsay might be no more than 5m away from it. The Wairarapa family team provided some of the best moments of The New Gate Company Easter Extravaganza, the eight-class ending to…

March 30, 2018

Fortune favours the brave ROUGH AND THE ODD TUMBLE   Written by Pete McNae The Nelson Speedway Association was caught between a rut and a hard place for day one of their final meeting of the summer, The New Gate Co Easter Extravaganza. Heavy rain earlier in the week soaked the surface at the Milestone…

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 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…

February 24, 2018

RACING FOR THE KIDS FUNDS DONATED MEMORIES MADE AT SPEEDWAY   By Pete McNae The generosity of the Nelson speedway community has seen the Child Cancer Foundation coffers boosted by $2500. The second annual Racing for the Kids meeting was staged by the Nelson Speedway Association in late January and, beyond the cash contribution, families…

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…

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