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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...
October 26, 2018

CONNOR’S GROWN UP IN PUBLIC SPEED BUMPS IN THE FAST LANE   Written by Pete McNae The tired old line of “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” sums up the brief speedway career of Nelson sprintcar driver Connor Rangi. He’s packed enough hiccups and setbacks into his 18 years to turn most people away…

October 20, 2018

THERE’S A TEAR IN THE EYE (AND IT WASN’T DUST — HONEST)   Written by Pete McNae It’s not often you will find “sentimentality” and “speedway” in the same sentence. Unless the sentence is: “There’s stuff all sentimentality in speedway”. But on opening night of the 50th anniversary season at the Milestone Homes Top of…

October 20, 2018

THERE’S A TEAR IN THE EYE (AND IT WASN’T DUST — HONEST) Written by Pete McNae It’s not often you will find “sentimentality” and “speedway” in the same sentence. Unless the sentence is: “There’s stuff all sentimentality in speedway”. But on opening night of the 50th anniversary season at the Milestone Homes Top of the…

October 29, 2017

Fireworks display a cracker Stockcars light the fuse   Written by Pete McNae The good outweighed the bad and the ugly on the second night of the season at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway. Falling squarely in the good camp was a hectic three-heat series for the stockcars, with places in the…

October 14, 2017

THE CONTEST FOR TRACKMAN TROPHIES Surface A TRIBUTE TO TEECE   Race report by Pete McNae You wouldn’t find a more fitting tribute if it had been tailored in a back street in Bangkok. On the night when the Nelson Speedway Association honoured the late Murray Teece with the Trackman Trophy meeting, the club delivered…

October 7, 2017

Nelson club has new man at the wheel THOUGHTS OF PRESIDENT BRIDGO   Written by: Pete McNae One week out from race night at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway and Darryl Bridge has a lot on his mind. The 45-year-old Englishman is the new president of the Nelson Speedway Association, the leader…

February 11, 2017

HAMILTON TAKES HIS CHANCES TITLE COMES GIFT-WRAPPED   Written by: Pete McNae It might have been a very late Christmas present. Or perhaps it was early for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday. Either way, Jamie Hamilton was thrilled to have the South Island Superstock Series title gift-wrapped and presented to him at the Milestone Homes Top…

October 16, 2016

COMING … READY OR NOT October 15 start catches a couple of teams off guard They’re playing rugby at Trafalgar Park today. That old line between footy in the winter and speedway in summer was blurred a long time ago, but Saturday’s early start showed for a few teams at the Milestone Homes Top of…