MotorSport New Zealand Race Championships
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 MotorSport NZ championship calendar for 2014-15 has been released, with the core events being headed up by the Toyota Racing Series (TRS).
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The championship series will kick off on 16-18 January 2015 at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park in Christchurch, after an absence from the venue of two years. This begins a five round back to back series for the Toyota Racing Series who will be unveiling a new body shell for the category. After Christchurch they head to Teretonga, Hampton Downs and then Taupo, before the NZ Grand Prix finale at Manfeild in mid-February.
The NZV8 Touring Cars has been awarded development championship status for the older style TL cars, while the new-generation TLX cars will compete for a cup this season. They will be attending two race meetings at Hampton Downs (1-2 November) and at Pukekohe (29-30 November) before they join the MSNZ series for three rounds (Christchurch, Teretonga and Manfeild) before finishing at Pukekohe on 11-12 April 2015.
The Toyota Finance 86 championship is going from strength to strength with their series beginning early at the V8 SuperTourer enduro meeting at Taupo, 26-28 September 2014. They will then head to Pukekohe with V8 SuperTourers again on 28-30 November before joining TRS at the three meetings in January - Christchurch, Teretonga and Manfeild. Their final round is at Hampton Downs on 28 February-1 March 2015.
Thanks to the efforts of the South Island Formula Ford Club, NZ Formula Ford will be back bigger than ever. Their championship will commence in November at the Timaru International Motor Raceway before joining Toyota Racing Series, Toyota TR 86 and NZV8 Touring Cars at Mike Pero Motorsport Park (Christchurch) in January. They stay with the TRS for Teretonga Park (Invercargill), Taupo Motorsport Park and Manfeild Circuit. Their final round is at Hampton Downs on 21-22 March 2015.
MotorSport NZ can also confirm championship status has been awarded to the South Island Endurance Series for the 2014 season. The three-round series contested at three out of the four south island circuits (Invercargill, Christchurch and Timaru) will compete for the NZ Endurance Championship title with a view to expanding to a combined North/South Island Endurance Championship in 2015.
Canadian Lance Stroll takes NZGP and TRS title
Canadian Lance Stroll played a patient waiting game to win the 60th New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild, Feilding today.
Not only did he win the champions' laurels but he also did the double, winning the Toyota Racing Series with almost 100 points to spare.
The 35-lapper developed into a three-way race between Stroll and his two M2 Motorsport team-mates, Indian Arjun Maini and Frenchman Brandon Maisano. read more
Bargs Wins Title While Weekend Astounding Success
While Kevin Williams claimed his title in the NZV8 Touring Cars TL Championship at Manfeild in February, Jason Bargwanna from Warragul in Australia claimed his title yesterday at Pukekohe Park Raceway with just one race left to run.
Taking the lead over Cambridge driver Nick Ross in race two Bargwanna held on to the end of the race to claim the chequered flag and the title which eluded him at this time last year. read more
Alexander wins TR86 Champs
Canterbury's Tom Alexander has won New Zealand's leading one-make championship, wresting the title away from Wellingtonian Jamie McNee.
This weekend’s Toyota Festival at Hampton Downs in the northern Waikato hosted the 2015 Toyota Finance 86 Championship final for the first time.
Going into the three-race weekend Alexander, McNee and Ash Blewett all had strong prospects of taking the title. read more
Taylor Cockerton convincingly wins 2014/15 NZ Formula Ford Championship title
Hamilton student Taylor Cockerton has wrapped up the 2014/15 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship title over the weekend with a dominant performance at the final round at Hampton Downs, North Waikato.
The 17 year old took maximum points from the sixth round, qualifying fastest and winning all three races including the Ron Frost Memorial Trophy feature race. read more
(19/10/14) Rain in the latter half of the ASKO 3 Hour Endurance Series race at Timaru on Saturday may have dampened the result but not the outcome of the overall championship.
The driver pairing of Andrew Bagnall and Ant Pedersen (Porsche GT3) finished third gaining enough points to take out the championship and the New Zealand 3 Hour Endurance title. Paul Kelly/Craig Baird (Porsche GT3) won the shortened race from Jono Lester/Robin Gray (Ferrari F430 Challenge) after officials finished the race under safety car conditions after 2 hours 41 minutes due to heavy wet weather. read more
Dominant Gardiner crowned One Hour Endurance Champion
(19/10/14) Auckland's Hugh Gardiner has won the 2014 ASKO One Hour Endurance Championship and the New Zealand One Hour Endurance title after a dominant performance at Timaru International Motor Raceway on Saturday.
Second home and overall was Christchurch’s Hayden Knighton with the driver pairing of Sam Fillmore and Danny Stutterd third. read more
Cockerton completes successful TRS test day
3 May 2015NZ Formula Ford Champion Taylor Cockerton has completed a highly successful test in the new Toyota Racing Series FT50 car at the Hampton Downs circuit in the north Waikato on Thursday. More
Ross Wins NZV8 Touring Cars Final
16 Apr 2015Cambridge driver Nick Ross took out the final round of the NZV8 Touring Cars TLX Series held over the weekend at Pukekohe Park Raceway ending a very successful season in the team's Total Lubricants Nissan Altima which was debuted this season. More
Bargs Wins Title While Weekend Astounding Success
13 Apr 2015While Kevin Williams claimed his title in the NZV8 Touring Cars TL Championship at Manfeild in February, Jason Bargwanna from Warragul in Australia claimed his title yesterday at Pukekohe Park Raceway with just one race left to run. More
History is Made Today at Pukekohe
11 Apr 2015History was made today at Pukekohe Park Raceway when for the first time 14 cars from the NZV8 Touring Cars TLX and TL categories shared the grid with six V8ST spec cars... More
The Start of a New Era for V8s in NZ Motorsport
10 Apr 2015The excitement of the NZV8 Touring Cars is sure to spill over this weekend at the Pukekohe Park Raceway. More
Unprecedented Situation Throws Up Unknowns
3 Apr 2015The weekend of 11-12 April brings the NZV8 Touring Cars together again for the final round of the 2014-15 season held at Pukekohe Park Raceway. More
Taylor Cockerton convincingly wins F.Ford Title
23 Mar 2015Hamilton student Taylor Cockerton has wrapped up the 2014/15 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship title over the weekend with a dominant performance at the final round at Hampton Downs, North Waikato. More
NZV8 Touring Cars Line Up With SuperTourers
20 Mar 2015The NZV8 Touring Cars have confirmed they will be joining the NZ SuperTourers at Pukekohe Park Raceway over the weekend of 11-12 April 2015 to complete their final round for the 2014-15 season. More
Cockerton favourite for title decider
17 Mar 2015Hamilton high school student Taylor Cockerton will be considered as the one to beat by his rivals as the 2014/15 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship heads to its final round this weekend at Hampton Downs. More
Alexander wins TR86 Champs
2 Mar 2015Canterbury's Tom Alexander has won New Zealand's leading one-make championship, wresting the title away from Wellingtonian Jamie McNee. More