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February 17, 2019
CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN OPEN WHEEL DEAL   Written by Pete McNae It's beginning to look like there is daylight between Jeremy Webb and every other three-quarter midget racer in New Zealand His runaway win in the Waimea Vehicle Testing Station New Zealand TQ Midget Grand Prix last night completed his triple crown (NZs,...
February 14, 2019
YOU CAN'T WIN THEM ALL (UNTIL YOU DO) THE WEBB MASTER Written by Pete McNae Twelve months ago, a window was closing on Jeremy Webb. Years of frustration at national three-quarter midget championship meetings were building up, denied by bad luck, broken parts, errant rivals. And then, almost a year ago to the day, Webb...
February 13, 2019

GOOD NEWS! The green flag will drop on Saturday night at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway. After consultation with the Tasman District Council and the team at Fire and Emergency New Zealand we have been given the all clear to run the Waimea Vehicle Testing Station New Zealand Three Quarter Midget Grand…

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…

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…

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…

February 10, 2018

NO REST  FOR 1NZ WEBB C IS FOR CHAMPION   By Pete McNae No one would begrudge Jeremy Webb a day off. He’s surely earned one. The new national three-quarter midget champion, winning the 65th running of the title just before the rain arrived at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway tonight, wasn’t…

February 10, 2018

DON’T WRITE OFF THE SOUTH ACTION ON TRACK — AND ABOVE IT   By Pete McNae All the talk leading up to qualifying night for the Walkers Engineering New Zealand TQ Midget Championships focused on the Attack of the Killer Bs … brothers Ryan and Scott Baker and Auckland clubmate Ryan Barry, who had filled…

February 8, 2018

Keeping it in the Family TODDS ARE TQ ROYALTY By Pete McNae The Todds of Hawke’s Bay are the royal family of three-quarter midget racing (without the corgis and with better hair). No one has dominated one class in New Zealand speedway quite like patriarch Steve, his son Duane and Duane’s cousin, Craig. Counting off…

February 7, 2018

MEETING CHALLENGES HEAD-ON PORTER’S READY, WILLING AND ABLE   By Pete McNae Everyone wants a winner — the first past the post, the wearer of the red ribbon, the one on the top perch of the podium. But while just one competitor gets the photo opportunity, many more toil away with less success, happy to…

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