RACING

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...

Butcher's back for Hawkeyes title quest

Hawke's Bay Hawkeyes superstock team driver Quintin Butcher is eager to make up for lost race time at the most prestigious event on the Speedway New Zealand cal...

Rotorua driver captures HB Streetstock title

Hands up if you were surprised to see Rotorua's Shane Bracken win the Hawke's Bay streetstock championship at Meeanee on Saturday night. You weren't alone. But...

Towler aims to match old man's streetstock feats

Hawke's Bay streetstock driver Tim Towler admits time is running out in his quest to match or better father Bill's four provincial championship titles. "But if...

Bay's Loveridge unlucky, Kihi Kihi's Ellis claims title

Hawke's Bay stockcar driver Brett Loveridge was a man of mixed emotions after the New Zealand championship ended at Meeanee last night. "I don't know whether t...

Three Bay drivers book crack at national title

"Not bad for a bloke in a borrowed car." These were the words of proud Dad and former 3NZ Regan O'Brien after watching his son Kairyn qualify for the top 30 du...

Family advice right fuel for Penn's title quest

Hawke's Bay speedway fans won't see Regan Penn at Thursday night's shake down sessions for this weekend's Meeanee-hosted national stockcar championship. Penn a...

Martin keeps Bay saloon championship title in family

Hawke's Bay saloon car driver Kevin Martin saluted a good piece of "kiwi ingenuity" after he won the provincial championship for the class at Meeanee last night...

Speedway veteran deserves title glory

Hawke's Bay saloon car driver Shane Laking reckons he deserves a championship title. "I was second in the Wellington champs three weeks ago, second in Wel...

Bay's national solo bike king will be hard to dethrone

Don't expect Hawke's Bay professional Bradley Wilson-Dean to relinquish his national and New Zealand Grand Prix solo bike titles in a hurry. Wilson-Dean, 26, w...

Tarrant knows title defence will be tough

Hawke's Bay superstock driver Randal Tarrant was the toast of the Speedway New Zealand scene last summer. A late entrant into the Wanganui-hosted national cham...

Memorable debut for Hawkeyes rookie

Rookie Hawke's Bay Hawkeyes superstock driver Hayden Hart knows a couple of spots are up for grabs for the Palmerston North Teams Champs in February and he want...

NZ's best midget car racers to front at Meeanee

Aucklanders Brad Mosen and Ryan Baker and Palmerston North's Shane Dewar. These are just three of the crowd pleasers in the 21-strong field who will contest th...

Loveridge rules again at Meeanee

Hawke's Bay stockcar driver Brett Loveridge won his second title within a week at Meeanee last night. Seven days after winning the Hawke's Bay championship, Lo...