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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…

February 13, 2019

GOOD NEWS! The green flag will drop on Saturday night at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway. After consultation with the Tasman District Council and the team at Fire and Emergency New Zealand we have been given the all clear to run the Waimea Vehicle Testing Station New Zealand Three Quarter Midget Grand…

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...
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…

August 7, 2018

ANY HELP IS WELCOMED Givealittle — or give a bit more   By Pete McNae If the Nelson Speedway Association had a dollar for every view and each share, well … there would be a bit more in their fighting fund than there is right now. While club president Wayne Martin wants to make it…

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…

November 16, 2017

CROWD APPEAL FOR INJURED DRIVER RIETER ON ROAD TO RECOVERY   By Pete McNae By now, many Nelson speedway fans will be aware of a tragic road crash a fortnight ago that resulted in the death of a local woman and critical injuries for Nelson Speedway Association club member Simon Rieter. While the details of…

November 1, 2017

DESPERATELY SEEKING SUPERSTOCKS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES   Written by Pete McNae There’s good news and bad coming out of the Nelson Speedway Association this week. The good is that four teams have been locked in for the Nelson Automotive Solutions-Jack’s Tyres Stockcar Teams Brawl on November 11. With all four teams to face each other…

October 7, 2017

Nelson club has new man at the wheel THOUGHTS OF PRESIDENT BRIDGO   Written by: Pete McNae One week out from race night at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway and Darryl Bridge has a lot on his mind. The 45-year-old Englishman is the new president of the Nelson Speedway Association, the leader…

April 6, 2017

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE IT’S ALL OVER AT EASTER   Written by Pete McNae   There are days, weeks, sometimes months of work that go into those four hours of racing on a handful of Saturdays through summer. Behind each meeting, there are calendars and stand-down rosters, promotions, programmes and planning, advertising and budgets,…