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January 22, 2019
BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK FOR 217N TEECE MAKES IT THREE   Written by Pete McNae Winning championships never gets dull for Nelson stockcar driver Keightley Teece. You'd think that, maybe after squeezing another South Island trophy into the collection last Saturday at Woodford Glen near Christchurch, the 21-year-old linehaul driver for Solly's Freight could be a bit blase...
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 14, 2018

IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT The wind beneath his wings   Written by Pete McNae   There’s no 50 shades of clay for Nelson Speedway Association vice-president and sprintcar team owner Kevin Freeman. It’s black or white, wrong or right (if you don’t agree, you’re probably wrong) and he calls a spade a poor substitute for…

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…

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…

July 7, 2018

COMMITTEE APPEALS FOR CALM CLUB MESSAGE TO OUR SUPPORTERS By Pete McNae Keep calm and carry on. It’s not just a motto on a coffee mug, it’s also the approach the Nelson Speedway Association are urging from their members and the speedway public. The current and ongoing issues with the club’s operating conditions at the…