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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 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...
October 26, 2018

TIGERS FIND THEIR FIVE REES DUO TO WEAR THE N   Written by Pete McNae It’s on! After weeks, months, of speculation and resignation, the Challenge Cup superstock teams race has been confirmed as the lead promotion for the next meeting at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway. The Palmerston North Panthers will…

June 19, 2018

DON’T GIVE UP HOPE, TIGERS FANS CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? By Pete McNae Don’t give up on the Nelson Tigers – there’s activity behind the scenes that should see the Nelson superstock team continue a proud tradition of performing at the ENZED Superstock Teams Championships in Palmerston North next month. Earlier this week, Tigers…

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 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…

January 19, 2018

DON’T GIVE UP HOPE, TIGERS FANS CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? By Pete McNae Don’t give up on the Nelson Tigers – there’s activity behind the scenes that should see the Nelson superstock team continue a proud tradition of performing at the ENZED Superstock Teams Championships in Palmerston North next month. Earlier this week, Tigers…

December 3, 2017

PANTHERS’ LUGGAGE IS LIGHTER WELCOME TO NELS-BORNE   Written by Pete McNae It’s just as well Palmerston North track manager Bryan Puklowski was given a gentle reminder to pack the Challenge Cup for the trip across Cook Strait as it turns out it’s staying on this side for the coming summer.  The cup is the…

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