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). CLICK ON THE ABOVE CIRCUIT MAPS FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EACH EVENT.

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.

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 in September and at Pukekohe in November before they join the MSNZ series for three rounds (Christchurch, Teretonga and Manfeild) before finishing at Pukekohe on 24-26 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 Christchurch meeting in January.

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 TRS, Toyota 86 and NZV8 Touring Cars at Christchurch in January.


Nick Ross wins the NZV8 Touring Cars TLX Championship. Photo: NZV8 Touring CarsIan Booth wins the NZV8 Touring Cars TL Championship. Photo: NZV8 Touring Cars

Congratulations to Nick Ross, 2013-14 NZV8 Touring Cars TLX Champion & Ian Booth, 2013-14 NZV8 Touring Cars TL Champion

Andrew Tang - 2014 Toyota Racing Series ChampionNick Cassidy - 2014 New Zealand Grand Prix winner. Photo: Bruce Jenkins
Congratulations to Andrew Tang, 2014 Toyota Racing Series Champion & Nick Cassidy, 2014 New Zealand Grand Prix Winner

Jamie McNee - Toyota TR 86 Champion - at Taupo. Photo: Bruce JenkinsJamie Conroy - NZ Formula Ford Champion - at Manfeild. Photo: Geoff Ridder
Congratulations to Jamie McNee, 2013-14 Toyota TR 86 Champion & Jamie Conroy, 2013-14 NZ Formula Ford Champion


2014 Toyota Racing Series champion Andrew Tang leads the field through Manfeild’s ‘esses’ during the final round of the championshipTOYOTA RACING SERIES ANNOUNCES 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR

(4/7/14) Toyota Racing New Zealand has announced the championship calendar for the 2015 Toyota Racing Series will include a return to Ruapuna near Christchurch and also to the Taupo circuit.

The coming season features two South Island rounds and three in the north, with the five week championship starting at Ruapuna and finishing as always with the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild near Fielding. read more


Nick Ross wins the NZV8 Touring Cars TLX Championship. Photo: NZV8 Touring CarsNick Ross Wins NZV8 Touring Cars TLX Championship

(27/4/14) After much drama in and outside of today's races Nick Ross has won the NZV8 Touring Cars TLX Championship, a title he has hunted with vigour since entering the series in 2002.

Ross driving a Holden Commodore came to Pukekohe Park Raceway trailing Toyota Camry driver Jason Bargwanna by 61 points but when the Australian suffered engine problems in race one on Saturday morning and then again that afternoon Ross had one hand on the trophy. read more


Jamie McNee in action today at Hampton DownsJAMIE McNEE WINS INAUGURAL TOYOTA FINANCE 86 CHAMPIONSHIP

(4/5/14) Wellington racer Jamie McNee has won the 2013-2014 Toyota Finance 86 Championship with a gritty drive at the final round, held over two days at Hampton Downs in the north Waikato.

McNee took pole in qualifying, won the first race on Saturday and finished second to rival Ashley Blewett in the second and completed the first day with a 147 point lead in the championship – tantalisingly close to an unassailable advantage. Callum Quin had come through to second on points after the two races. read more

Latest News

PILCHER STEPS UP TO NZV8 TOURING CARS CHAMPIONSHIP

10 Sep 2014

After dipping a toe in the water last season Winton based NZV8 Touring Car driver Nathan Pilcher is leaping in at the deep end for this year's Championship which kicks off at Hampton Downs in North Waikato over the weekend of 1/2 November. More

MSNZ announces 2014-15 race championship dates

8 Sep 2014

The MotorSport NZ championship calendar for 2014-15 has been released, with the core events being headed up by the Toyota Racing Series (TRS). More

Cassidy tests new TRS FT 50 in Italy

22 Jul 2014

The performance and handling of the new Toyota Racing Series FT 50 race car on-track impressed two-time championship winner Nick Cassidy when he tested the car in Italy earlier this week. More

Excitement about 2015 NZGP

7 Jul 2014

THE third weekend of February 2015 is already uppermost in the minds of all at Manfeild circuit - and the venue's management knows many motorsport fans will also be of the same frame of thought. More

TOYOTA RACING SERIES ANNOUNCES 2015 CALENDAR

4 Jul 2014

Toyota Racing New Zealand has announced the championship calendar for the 2015 Toyota Racing Series will include a return to Ruapuna near Christchurch and also to the Taupo circuit. More

Park 'N' Sell zone at CRC Speedshow

18 Jun 2014

At this year's CRC Speedshow we've introduced a new Park 'N' Sell zone for members of the public to sell their competition or classic cars and motorcycles. More

Cockerton in TRS Rookie Test

6 May 2014

The ScorpionRacecars Driver Development Programme finished the 2014 season on a high note, with Taylor Cockerton being invited to attend the Toyota Racing Series Rookie Test Day. More

McNee's comeback earns national championship

5 May 2014

Born-again racer Jamie McNee has won New Zealand's newest motor racing title, the Toyota Finance 86 Championship. More
Event Tickets TV Schedules Results / Points
2013/2014 — Top 5 Standings
Pos. Car No. Name Car Make Points
1 007 Nick Ross NZV8 Holden TLX 1228
2 1 Jason Bargwanna NZV8 Toyota TLX 1176
3 84 Lance Hughes NZV8 Holden TLX 1014
4 14 Shaun Varney NZV8 Ford TLX 923
5 87 AJ Lauder NZV8 Toyota TLX 487