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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…

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…

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 26, 2018

CONNOR’S GROWN UP IN PUBLIC SPEED BUMPS IN THE FAST LANE   Written by Pete McNae The tired old line of “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” sums up the brief speedway career of Nelson sprintcar driver Connor Rangi. He’s packed enough hiccups and setbacks into his 18 years to turn most people away…

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 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…

October 26, 2017

Wise head on young shoulders Thompson a leader, not a follower   Written by Pete McNae The clock is ticking for Cameron Thompson. Today, the Nelson youth ministock competitor turns 16, meaning he is into his last summer in the class. After racing at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway for the first…

April 12, 2017

THE WIZARD NAMED OZ I’M LOVIN’ IT   Written by Pete McNae Mark Osborne is a sponsor’s dream. Honestly, what could be better than having a big set of stickers on the side of your vehicle, then fronting up week after week to bank the opposition’s cash? Osborne’s McDonald’s-backed Hypermac super saloon would be one…

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…

March 11, 2017

RACING RAY RACES AWAY THUNDER BEFORE THE RAIN   Written by: Pete McNae   The MetService will decide whether or not this story has a sequel. Despite dire predictions of a downpour due at 2pm yesterday, the Nelson Speedway Association ended up with a perfect night for the first half of one of their biggest…