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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…

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 18, 2018

TEMPERATURES RISE ON COOL NIGHT SAM SILENCES SPRINTCAR RIVALS Written by Pete McNae He’s the quiet guy with his foot on the loud pedal. Queenstown builder Sam O’Callaghan might be a bit brief on banter, but he more than makes up for it with big brass knobs at the wheel of the Freeman Motorsport Triple…

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…

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…

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…