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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 13, 2019
THE LONGEST DAY SUPERSTOCKS UNDER THE SUN   Written by Pete McNae   A message to the small minority who would see speedway driven out of Nelson, if they could have their way. The sport will bend but, with the support of the thousands who went to the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway...
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 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…

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…

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…

December 31, 2017

It’s Wilkie all the way Shakeup up for series standings   By Pete McNae Christmas is a time for surprises. Sometimes, they are disappointments – like when you hope to unwrap a Fitbit and you get a three-pack of tighty whities instead. And sometimes, the surprise is a pleasant one, like last night’s meeting at…

November 12, 2017

SIX OF THE BEST IN TEAMS BRAWL THUNDER PLAY HARD TO GET   Written by Pete McNae The school reports for the six drivers in the Tasman Thunder probably read something like: “Does not play well with outsiders, refuses to share, seems to have aggression issues”. That’s assuming a couple of them stayed at school…

November 8, 2017

THUNDER ON THE HORIZON CRASHING THROUGH GENERATION GAP   Written by Pete McNae It’s taken Craig Tatnell the best part of 30 years to become an overnight sensation. When the team list for the Dean’s Truck Services Tasman Thunder was announced at the end of the last meeting at Nelson’s Milestone Homes Top of the…

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