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 saw 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 was 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 featured 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 was the key to making the season another great spectacle for race fans throughout New Zealand - let's do it all again next summer!
Congratulations to Nick Ross, 2013-14 NZV8 Touring Cars TLX Champion & Ian Booth, 2013-14 NZV8 Touring Cars TL Champion
(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 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
(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
Cassidy tests new TRS FT 50 in Italy
22 Jul 2014The 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 2014THE 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 2014Toyota 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 2014At 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 2014The 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 2014Born-again racer Jamie McNee has won New Zealand's newest motor racing title, the Toyota Finance 86 Championship. More
JAMIE McNEE WINS INAUGURAL TR86 CHAMPIONSHIP
4 May 2014Wellington 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. More
McNEE EDGES CLOSER TO TITLE IN ACTION-FILLED DAY
3 May 2014Jamie McNee is closer to winning the inaugural Toyota Finance 86 Championship after a day filled with spectacular race action at Hampton Downs. More