MotorSport New Zealand Race Championships
Congratulations to our 2012/13 Premier Race Champions:
NZV8s TLX Champion - Jason Bargwanna from Victoria, Australia in a Holden Commodore
Endurance 3 Hour Champions - Simon Ellingham & Jono Lester in a Porsche GT3 997
Endurance 1 Hour Champion - Kel McBeath in a Panoz GT
The Jason Richards Memorial Trophy was won by Nick Ross at Taupo (Round 4 of the NZV8s Championship, 8-10 March 2013)
Nick Ross won the third NZV8s race at Taupo and secured the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy.
The trophy was established last year to commemorate the life and achievements of Kiwi Jason Richards, who lost his battle with cancer in late 2011, aged 35.
Welcome to the official home of the MotorSport New Zealand Race Championships. The Premier Race Championship Series runs the length of the country so all New Zealanders can have access to a major motorsport event near them each summer.
The 2012/13 season calendar saw the Premier Race Championship Series travelling nationwide and visiting Teretonga Park in Invercargill (January 2013), Timaru International Motor Raceway (January 2013), Taupo Motorsport Park (January 2013), Hampton Downs in the Waikato (February 2013), Manfeild Circuit near Palmerston North (February 2013), Taupo Motorsport Park (March 2013) and finishing at Pukekohe Park Raceway south of Auckland at the V8 Supercar event (April 2013).
Each round was made up of a unique set of classes... NZV8s, Toyota Racing Series, Formula Ford, Super Trucks & Sports and Production GT at the first two South Island events. Toyota Racing Series then had Taupo followed by Hampton Downs where Formula Ford also featured. In February's Manfeild round we had NZV8s, Toyota Racing Series, Formula Ford & Endurance Racing. The Taupo event in March had NZV8s, Formula Ford & Endurance Racing. Additional race classes were also thrown in along the way for something different to watch!
MotorSport NZ's 2013 Premier Awards Announced
27 May 2013Four individuals were recognised for their outstanding contributions to MotorSport in 2013 at Saturday night's annual MotorSport NZ (MSNZ) Awards dinner. More
13 May 2013On 24th November the circuit at Powerbuilt Raceway at Ruapuna Park in Christchurch will be 50 years old. More
Pukekohe Completes Great Season for Ross
20 Apr 2013Finishing his season in the runner up position and setting the new lap record for the New Generation NZV8s TLX class at Pukekohe were the highlights for Nick Ross when their inaugural season came to a close last weekend. More
Mackenzie pleased with NZV8 progress at Pukekohe
15 Apr 2013Albany Toyota driver, Haydn Mackenzie, was pleased with the progress he made in his Radio Sport new generation TLX Falcon after completing the final three races in this season's NZV8 Championship series at the Pukekohe Raceway V8 Supercar meeting. More
At last! Bargwanna wins motor-racing championship
14 Apr 2013Jason Bargwanna's long motor-racing career has at last earned him a national championship to add to his long list of other successes. More
Lauder wins NZV8s championship at 18
13 Apr 2013AJ Lauder has become by far the youngest NZV8s champion, clinching the Gold Star title for the original-specification cars with a solid drive at Pukekohe today. More