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
Bargwanna Wins Jason Richards Memorial Trophy Williams Wins TL Championship
Jason Bargwanna won the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy today at Manfeild Autocourse after a blinding pitstop placed him ahead of Nick Ross who had been leading the race up to the stop window.
Ross had taken an early lead going into turn one at the very start of the race which immediately became another exciting engagement between the Cambridge driver and the Australian similar to this morning's race. 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
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
ALEXANDER ON FORM AS CHAMPIONSHIP ARRIVES AT FINAL
26 Feb 2015Southern rounds make for a tough run to the title and Toyota Festival hosts championship for first time More
Cross faces final round battle for F.Ford title
23 Feb 2015Caleb Cross will head to the final round of the 2014/2015 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship locked in a title battle that is set to go down to the wire. More
Lance Stroll takes the double: NZGP & TRS Series
17 Feb 2015Stroll, 16, takes TRS championship title with third place in Sunday morning race, Elated Canadian backs championship win with Grand Prix victory and Weekend race winners Maisano, Ferrucci and Stroll More
PILCHER SEIZES FOURTH IN CHAMPIONSHIP
17 Feb 2015Winton based NZV8 Touring Car driver Nathan Pilcher has moved into fourth position in the TL Class of the Championship after the penultimate round at Manfeild in Feilding at the weekend. More
DAMON LEITCH TOP TRS KIWI
16 Feb 2015Invercargill driver Damon Leitch has ended the season as top kiwi in the 2015 Toyota Racing Series, placing seventh in the final series points. More
Cockerton takes over lead in race for Formula Ford
16 Feb 2015Finishing is key to any title hopes and Pukekohe's Taylor Cockerton's consistent results have put him in the lead of the 2014/15 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship. More