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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…

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…

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…

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…

June 4, 2017

Open wheels all the way Webb gets best of both worlds   Written by: Pete McNae   Dick Webb was in the US when great friend and racing rival Leigh Marquet passed away during the off-season. The pair had duelled in TQs and midgets over many seasons at the Milestone Homes Top of the South…

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