Tags: circuit-racing

Posted 29 Oct 2012, 11:10am by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > V8 SuperTourers Woodstock 500 at Pukekohe

Tags: events, v8 supertourers, pukekohe park raceway, greg murphy, circuit racing, nic kuiper, brent shaw

The final national race meeting on the 'old' Pukekohe Park Raceway circuit this took place this past weekend with the V8 SuperTourers Woodstock 500. While I veged out on the couch to watch the racing on Sunday afternoon, Nic Kuiper was busy snapping photos at the endurance event at Pukekohe. Here is a selection of his images, accompanied by the V8 SuperTourers post-event media release...

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Posted 30 Sep 2012, 10:25am by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Racing News > Mazda Pro7 Racing New Zealand Championship Qualifying

Tags: racing news, circuit racing, mazda pro7 racing, teretonga park, matt carkeek, brent shaw

As promised, here is a quick update from yesterday's qualifying for Round 1 of the Mazda Pro7 Racing New Zealand Championship at Teretonga this weekend...

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Posted 19 Sep 2012, 12:02pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Highlands Motorsport Park

Tags: videos, highlands motorsport park, circuit racing, tony quinn, brent shaw

You may or may not have heard about the new Highlands Motorsport Park that is currently being developed in Cromwell, near Queenstown. Details about the brand new 4.8km international-standard circuit are fairly limited at this stage, but the track design includes some interesting features...

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Posted 10 Aug 2012, 3:55pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Upcoming Events > What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Tags: upcoming events, track days, circuit racing, bent sprints, motorkhanas, fiat club waikato, leyland p76 owners club, manfeild, winter dragwars, fram autolite dragway, drag racing, autosport club, southland sports car club, teretonga park, brent shaw

This weekend's weather is looking great right across the country, so let's make the most of it while it lasts! There's a whole lot going on at Manfeild Park again this weekend, starting off with...

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Posted 09 Aug 2012, 8:47am by with 0 comments

Event > Hampton Downs 12 Hour

Tags: events, hampton downs 12 hour, hampton downs, porsche, circuit racing, rikki bloemsaat

Here is a selection of photos from the 2012 Hampton Downs 12 Hour endurance race that was held on Sunday. The event also included a 1 hour, 4 hour and 6 hour race, with multiple classes competing...

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Posted 06 Aug 2012, 6:28pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Results > Hampton Downs 12 Hour

Tags: results, circuit racing, hampton downs 12 hour, hampton downs, porsche club racing, geoff ridder, autosport club, brent shaw

The Hampton Downs 12 Hour race was held on Sunday, and there was plenty of drama throughout the mutli-class endurance racing event...

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Posted 04 Aug 2012, 12:47pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video >  Widened Steels - Episode 2: Datsuns Of The ShellSport Series

Tags: videos, circuit racing, baypark, shellsport, datsun, ford, escort, dominic mcgurk, brent shaw

I'm a bit too young to remember the ShellSport Series from the late 70's and early 80's in great detail, but I have vague recollections of seeing these cars at the original Baypark circuit as a child. Sub-2,000cc cars like the Ford Escorts and Nissan Sunnys from this era had a big influence on me around the time I was looking for my first car as a teenager around a decade later, and this video documentary by Dominic McGurk looks at the successes of the Datsuns in particular.

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Posted 03 Aug 2012, 4:11pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Upcoming Events > What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Tags: upcoming events, track days, circuit racing, swap meats, motorcycles, hampton downs, taupo motorsport park, taupo classic rally club, motorsport manawatu, manawatu car club, manfeild, palmerston north hot rod club, leyland p76 owners club, brent shaw

Once again there is a whole lot of motorsport action happening throughout New Zealand this weekend...

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Posted 27 Jul 2012, 11:58am by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Upcoming Events > What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Tags: upcoming events, track days, circuit racing, drifting, pukekohe park raceway, drift motorsport nz track day, hampton downs, northern sports car club, manfeild, drag racing, fram autolite dragway, winter dragwars, brent shaw

The weather is looking fine right across the country at the moment, so lets hope it stays that way so we can make the most of this weekend's motorsport events...

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Posted 18 Jul 2012, 4:00pm by Brent Shaw with 3 comments

Desktop Wallpapers > V8 SuperTourers, Round 4 at Hampton Downs

Tags: desktop wallpapers, v8 supertourers, hampton downs, circuit racing, nic kuiper, brent shaw

We've added a new category to the KiwiMotoring blog for desktop wallpapers that you can download for free. Thanks to Nic Kuiper for supplying these images from Round 4 of the V8 SuperTourers at Hampton Downs...

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Posted 20 Jun 2012, 6:52pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

News and Updates > New Event Category Added to KiwiMotoring

Tags: news and updates, track days, circuit racing, brent shaw

With the large number of non-competitive track days being held at various circuits around New Zealand, we've decided that a new category should be created on KiwiMotoring for these events. This new category is simply called 'Track Days', to differentiate these events from the Circuit Racing category...

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Posted 13 Jun 2012, 4:46pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Racing News > MX5 Racing NZ joins Mazda Pro7 Racing

Tags: racing news, circuit racing, mx5 racing nz, mazda pro7 racing, brent shaw

Those of you who follow the IRC Series may have noticed that there have been 3 MX5s running off the back of the grid with the Mazda Pro7 class for the last 2 rounds of the 2011/2012 season. This has been a bit of a test exercise for both the RX-7s and MX5s, and the results have been very positive for everyone involved...

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Posted 20 Mar 2012, 9:55pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > SS2000 Honda Civic at Manfeild

Tags: manfeild, ss2000, brent thompson, honda, civic, videos, circuit racing, irc

Listen to Brent Thompson's Honda K20A powered EG Civic scream in race 3 of the SS2000 class at Round 5 of the IRC Series at Manfeild. Brent starts off in 17th place due to a handicap start, and manages to finish 4th with a best lap time of 1:16.962.

More information about the SS2000 Series can be found here.

- Brent Shaw

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Posted 03 Mar 2012, 10:37am by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Pre 65 Racing at IRC Round 5, Manfeild

Tags: manfeild, irc, circuit racing, events, pre 65 racing, brent shaw

Here are some photos of the Pre 65 Racing Series from IRC Round 5, Manfeild. The Pre 65 Racing Series features all sorts of saloon cars from the 60s, from smaller cars such as Morris Minors, Ford Anglias and Cortinas, through to big rumbling 6 cylinder and V8 Valiants, Holdens and Fords.

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To find out more about the Pre 65 Racing Series, visit www.pre65.org.nz, or Like the Pre 65 Racing Facebook page.

For more information about the Independent Race Classes (IRC), visit www.irc.org.nz.

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Posted 29 Feb 2012, 9:55pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Mazda Pro7 Racing and MX5s at IRC Round 5, Manfeild

Tags: brent shaw, rx-7, mazda, events, manfeild, mx5, circuit racing, mazda pro7 racing

Here are some photos of the Mazda Pro7 RX-7s, Pro7 Plus RX-7s and MX5s from IRC Round 5, Manfeild...

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