RACING

Locals allow Stratford driver to take home $1500 first prize

Hands up if you were surprised Hawke's Bay drivers didn't do more to produce a host-track winner of the Autumn Nationals Superstock title at Meeanee Speedway...

Third Autumn Nationals superstock title a carrot for Ryan

Expect members of the Hawke's Bay Hawkeyes superstock team to be on a redemption mission during Saturday night's Autumn Nationals event at Meeanee. Their title...

Hawke's Bay Jet Sprint team crowned Group B 1NZ

Hawke's Bay Jet Sprint team The Link ECU of John Verry and Leila Burder won the Group B class of the PSP NZ Jetsprint Championship this season, They finished s...

Bay's Shepherd wins Toyota 86 Championship

When Hawke's Bay motorsport driver Rowan Shepherd announced his engagement to Mel Hinton last month some of his mates teased him. They suggested the 29-year-ol...

Bay's Watts captures first national cross-country title

It was celebration time for Hawke's Bay's Tommy Watts at the weekend, with back-to-back wins in the South Island earning him his first national motorcycling cro...

Four Bay saloon drivers up against country's best

Don't be surprised if Shane Laking does the best of the Hawke's Bay drivers in the fifth and final round of the Pit Stop Saloon Series at Meeanee Speedway on Sa...

Bay riders primed for explosive nationals finale

New Zealand's elite cross-country motorcycle racers will wrap up the 2021 national championship series in the South Island this weekend. It will be a huge doub...

Motocross title glory to be decided at Taupo

National motocross championship glory awaits a fortunate few in Taupo this coming weekend. The New Zealand Motocross Championships head to Taupo's popular Digg...

Cowling claims second North Island title

All three of us in the media box at last night's Meeanee-hosted North Island Super Saloon Championship predicted Bay of Plenty's 2NZ Chris Cowling to be on the...

NZ Cross-Country Champs tight at halfway stage

To say it's tight at the top of the 2021 New Zealand Cross-country Championship standings would be an understatement of massive proportions. The four-round 202...

NZ Superbike Champs wrap up in Taupo

The old and the new, the novices and the veterans, amazing debuts and first-time title winners, the COVID-19 pandemic-shortened 2021 New Zealand Superbike Champ...

NZ cross-country elite keen to push ahead

New Zealand's elite cross-country racers are back in business again this coming weekend, each of them keen to push on or improve upon their results from the ser...

NZ Superbike Champs to end in Taupo

The 2021 New Zealand Superbike Championships event set for Taupo next weekend (March 13-14) will go ahead as planned. A spanner was thrown in the works last we...

Penn captures first East Coast Stockcar Championship title

Hawke's Bay stockcar driver Regan Penn labelled his first East Coast championship title as an ideal form of consolation for the Meeanee Maulers winless nation...

NZ cross-country elite ready to fire

New Zealand's elite cross-country racers will be back in business this weekend and, after a 2020 season ruined by a pesky virus, the 2021 series is sure to be a...

Motocross pecking order changes at Rotorua

All bets are off now after the dust settled at round two of the 2021 New Zealand Motocross Championships near Rotorua at the weekend. The series is now at the...

Meeanee Maulers fail to gel in capital

Meeanee Maulers manager Andrew Powell was in apologising mode after the weekend's national teams stockcar championship in Wellington. His team travelled south...

Bay ocean swimmer enjoys "social" aspect

Remember Hawke's Bay's multiple world surf lifesaving champion from a couple of decades ago? Yes Hawke's Bay's 2006 Sportsperson of the Year Nikki Cox who beca...

Meeanee Maulers have track time on side

Meeanee Maulers stockcar team manager Andrew Powell reckons his lads have had the best buildup to their national teams championship during the five years he has...

Manager claims Hawkeyes hard done by in Palmy

Hawke's Bay Hawkeyes superstock team manager Mike McLachlan claims his team was on the harsh end of referees calls at the ENZED Teams Champs in Palmerston North...