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January 27, 2019
BEAUTY GOES MORE THAN SKIN DEEP TAKING THE HIGH ROAD   Written by Pete McNae "Pretty" doesn't win races. There was no better proof of that than last night's round of the Mag and Turbo Super Cup for super saloons at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway. Peter Dickson's Generation 5 Hypermac super...
January 23, 2019
GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES BETTER, STRONGER, FASTER   Written by Pete McNae Burs is back. Not just back on track at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway, either. No, Ian (Burs) Burson is back on the national podium, back cracking out the jokes and one-liners, back in love with speedway. It's not...
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…

March 31, 2018

ANOTHER SUMMER DONE AND DUSTED Flag falls on season 2017-18 Written by Pete McNae Nobody’s perfect, but the sidecar combination of Derek and Mathew Ramsay might be no more than 5m away from it. The Wairarapa family team provided some of the best moments of The New Gate Company Easter Extravaganza, the eight-class ending to…

March 30, 2018

Fortune favours the brave ROUGH AND THE ODD TUMBLE   Written by Pete McNae The Nelson Speedway Association was caught between a rut and a hard place for day one of their final meeting of the summer, The New Gate Co Easter Extravaganza. Heavy rain earlier in the week soaked the surface at the Milestone…

March 4, 2018

A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS HARWOOD BACK TO THE FRONT   Written by Pete McNae Not on our patch, no way. It’s become a piece of speedway history that, whenever Nelson hosts the South Island superstock championship, the title stays local. Ignore the fact the class appeared to be on the bones of its…

February 28, 2018

MANERA ALWAYS THE ENTERTAINER AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE   Written by Pete McNae There’s a race car entered in the Vertex Super Cup for super saloons in Nelson this weekend that is better known than its owner and operator. Nelson’s Dave Manera is no slouch at the wheel but his 88N Corvette is the…

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…