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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…

January 9, 2019
FOWLER TAKES A SEAT SHORT-TERM GAIN Written by Pete McNae Nick Fowler was an ex-superstock driver.  He'd hung up the Hans device. At 44, the owner of the Pro-Karts business and its related attractions at Tahunanui Beach figured he'd done his dash when it came to driving dirt ovals. Fowler had started in A grade...
December 27, 2018

THE MANY FACES OF MORGAN DUMELOW JUST ONE OF THE LADS   Written by Pete McNae Depending on where you meet her, Morgan Dumelow could be filling one — or some — of a number of roles. There’s Morgan the quantity surveyor. Morgan the eldest of five sisters and partner of a former 2NZ superstock…

December 9, 2018

A ROUGH NIGHT FOR THE N CANTERBURY COMES TO TOWN   Written by Pete McNae It began so promisingly with Nelson drivers handing out a beating. Before the night was over at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway though, they were beaten — and a little beaten up. Four titles were decided last…

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 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 17, 2018

TOO GOOD TO REFUSE 500-PLUS HORSES FOR COURSES   Written by Pete McNae The phone call must have sounded like an out-take from the British sitcom, The Vicar of Dibley, when old Jim would say “No, no, no, no … yes”. That’s pretty much how 2002-03 New Zealand superstock champion Jared Wade ended up with…

October 16, 2018

SAVING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE A MASTERS IN HISTORY   Written by Pete McNae Rob Anglesey has made thousands of laps of the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway — a significant percentage of them at a very leisurely pace. The 47-year-old fifth-generation farmer from Tadmor (think Tapawera, but over a bit and…

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…