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 2013/14 season will see the MotorSport New Zealand Premier Race Championship Series travelling nationwide and visiting Teretonga Park in Invercargill (January 2014), Timaru International Motor Raceway (January 2014), Hampton Downs in the Waikato (February 2014), Manfeild Circuit near Palmerston North (February 2014), Taupo Motorsport Park (March 2014) and finishing at Pukekohe Park Raceway south of Auckland at the V8 Supercar event (April 2014).
Each MSNZ round will be made up of a unique set of classes featuring at least three of the main championships: Toyota Racing Series, NZV8 Touring Cars, Toyota TR 86 and Formula Ford and various support classes. Please note that the individual calendars for each of these championship class series also feature one or more non-MSNZ rounds - Toyota Racing Series at Highlands Park (Jan14), NZV8 Touring Cars at Pukekohe (Nov13), Toyota TR 86 at Highlands Park (Nov13), Pukekohe (Dec13), Hampton Downs (May14) & Pukekohe (May14) and Formula Ford at Timaru International Motor Raceway (Nov13).
So... variation is the key to making the new season another great spectacle for race fans throughout New Zealand - make sure you get to a track near you this summer!
Fierce Battle Heralds Exciting Season Ahead for NZV8 Touring Cars
(17/11/13) Australian driver Jason Bargwanna and Nick Ross from Cambridge set Pukekohe Park Raceway ablaze this weekend battling over the lead in the three races of the NZV8 Touring Cars TLX class.
After claiming pole position in the Top 10 Shootout Ross in the Holden Commodore looked to have a good chance of winning the round but it was Bargwanna in the Toyota Camry who eventually came out on top with two wins and a second placing him on top of the podium. read more
ALEXANDER TAKES TOYOTA FINANCE 86 CHAMP LEAD
(1/12/13) Christchurch racer Tom Alexander put his single-seater experience to good use at Pukekohe this weekend to take a 24 point lead in the inaugural Toyota Finance 86 Championship, one race win and two podium position finishes enough to edge ahead of first-round leader Angus Fogg.
Fogg's strong performance at the first round keeps him in the title chase, second on points, but two off-track excursions in today's third race at Pukekohe cost him valuable points. read more
(19/11/13) Invercargill driver Jamie Conroy has made a stunning debut in the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship, powering his Mygale to a clean sweep in the opening three races at Timaru International Motor Raceway.
The championship rookie had been fastest in practice on Friday but a session riddled with stoppages cost him dearly in qualifying after being fastest early in the twenty minute session. However he still qualified second behind championship rival Michael Collins of Christchurch and a slot on the front row saw the Southlander accelerate off into the lead in the first race. read more
It is with regret that MotorSport NZ advises the sudden passing of David Slater
(11/11/13) David had been involved in the Sport for many years both as a competitor and an administrator, more recently as a member of the Race Commission, as MSNZ’s Circuit Safety Inspector and the NZV8s category co-ordinator.
David was a true gentleman who touched many people’s lives and will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with David’s wife Ziggy, son Ricky and extended family during this very difficult time.
Issued by: MotorSport NZ
PIQUET TO CONTEST THE TOYOTA RACING SERIES IN NZ
7 Dec 2013Toyota Racing Series: the choice of World Champions, Record international driver turnout for 2014 and 22-car grid promises exciting racing More
Alexander claims triad of victories at Pukekohe
2 Dec 2013Christchurch racer, Tom Alexander, has claimed a triad of victories at the second round of the Toyota Finance TR86 Championship at Pukekohe, after breaking a lap record, claiming his maiden TR86 win and taking the Championship lead all in one weekend. More
ALEXANDER TAKES TOYOTA FINANCE 86 CHAMP LEAD
1 Dec 2013Christchurch racer Tom Alexander put his single-seater experience to good use at Pukekohe this weekend to take a 24 point lead in the inaugural Toyota Finance 86 Championship, ... More
BLEWETT AND ALEXANDER ON A CHARGE AT PUKEKOHE
30 Nov 2013Toyota Finance 86 Championship leader Angus Fogg might have taken pole position going into the second round at Pukekohe but the first day of racing has belonged to the young guns: More
FOGG BY A FRACTION AS TR 86 QUALIFIES AT PUKEKOHE
29 Nov 2013It doesn't get much closer: championship leader Angus Fogg has taken pole for the first race of the second round of the inaugural Toyota Finance 86 Championship. More
CLOSE RACING PROMISED AS TR 86 HEADS FOR PUKEKOHE
27 Nov 2013Angus Fogg is holding on to a narrow four point lead in the inaugural Toyota Finance 86 Championship going into the second round this weekend at Pukekohe. More