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 sees 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 is made up of a unique set of classes featuring some 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) 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!
(18/2/14) New FT50 TRS car an ‘ideal platform’ for young driver development & TRS Drivers excited at the reveal of 2015 car.
Toyota has unveiled key components of its new single-seater at the 2014 TRS awards evening held at its National Customer Centre in Palmerston North.
The car will carry the model code Toyota FT50 and will replace the current FT40 car in New Zealand’s premier racing championship in 2015. read more
McLaughlin Back on Top and Bargwanna Maintains Lead over Ross
(9/3/14) Another weekend of tough V8 powered racing ended with an exciting 20 lapper this afternoon at Taupo Motorsport Park where NZV8 Touring Car TLX driver Jason Bargwanna edged a little further ahead of main rival Nick Ross and James McLaughlin reclaimed his lead in the NZV8 TL Championship.
The competition was once again close in both categories with Ross taking the first win on Saturday after contact from Bargwanna saw the Australian slapped with a drive through penalty leaving Ross an unchallenged run to the flag. read more
(10/3/14) Race win a welcome birthday present for Wellington’s McNee, Torrid weekend as Armstrong and Waite tangle on-track & Callum Quin joins winners’ circle
Wellingtonian Jamie McNee extended his lead in the Toyota Finance 86 Championship with another race win and a podium in every race at Taupo’s Ricoh Motorsport Park this weekend. He is now 125 points clear of new second-place man Callum Quin. read more
Congratulations to the new 2013-14 NZ Formula Ford Champion - Jamie Conroy (Invercargill). Jamie sealed the championship at the final round in Taupo from second-placed Michael Collins and third-placed Ryan Yardley (both from Christchurch).
Congratulations also to the 2013-14 National NZ Historic Formula Ford Champion - Royce Bayer (Rangiora).
V8 history in the making at Pukekohe
23 Apr 2014Jason Bargwanna is out to make history when the New Zealand V8 Touring Car Championship concludes at Pukekohe's ITM 500 meeting this weekend. More
New Sponsor for Leading NZV8TC Driver McLaughlin
22 Apr 2014Lower Hutt driver James McLaughlin is leading the NZV8 Touring Cars TL Championship as it heads to Pukekohe Park Raceway for the season's finale this weekend 24-27th April. More
LIAM MACDONALD RETURNS TO NZ'S BIGGEST RACE EVENT
21 Apr 2014Young up and coming motor racing star, sixteen-year-old Liam MacDonald of Invercargill, will again line up on the grid in the NZV8 Touring Car field as part of the massive ITM 500 V8 Supercar meeting at Pukekohe Park south of Auckland this weekend. More
RICHARDS TEAM MOTORSPORT TOYOTA BACK ON TRACK
20 Apr 2014Following a spectacular and scary crash at Manfeild Autocourse in February, AJ Lauder's Richards Team Motorsport Toyota Camry NZV8 turned its first laps at speed today at Pukekohe Raceway. More
Nick Ross To Pilot Nissan Altima in NZV8TC 2014-15
16 Apr 2014Concept Motorsport are proud to announce the arrival of the first ever Nissan Altima TLX race car into the NZV8 Touring Cars Championship. More
V8 Supercars head for Auckland Pit Stops
7 Apr 2014V8 Supercars fans will get an opportunity to meet and greet the stars of the ITM 500 Auckland this month with a city event on 23 April at Aotea Square, and another at Pukekohe a day later. More
RSA to host V8 Supercars drivers
27 Mar 2014V8 Supercars drivers Fabian Coulthard, Chaz Mostert, Will Davidson and Michael Caruso will provide a unique perspective on life behind the wheel at a charity fundraising event to support the Pukekohe and Districts RSA. More
Ross Focused on Title for Final Round
14 Mar 2014Yet another strong challenge from NZV8 Touring Cars driver Nick Ross kept the championship battle very much alive before the final round next month at the V8 Supercars event at Pukekohe Motorsport Park. More