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10-10-2014
Ready steady G.............opps hang on it's only Friday
. Settle down for a moment but get your speedway watching gear ready as it's going to be all Go at Palmerston Nth Speedway tomorrow night as the first Saturday night meeting of the new season fires into life. Be aware that because of high competitor interest the meeting has the earlier start time of 6.30pm. Practices have been well attended with much attention focussed on the great looking new Superstock that 79p Kerry Humphrey(image by GoSlideways) has put together over the off season . How is it going to go on opening night? ...well the best way to find out is by putting yourself in a seat track side.


11-03-2014
Huge Crowd Celebrates Anniversary Meeting
Fans packed the Russell Cunningham Oreti Park Speedway on Saturday night to be part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations, and no one left disappointed with action pack battles across all the competitive classes, and plenty of fun to be had in the demonstration classes.
It came as no surprise that Grant Tregoning dominated the Solos winning all but one race which was won by Paul Hayes, this is Tregonings last outing before........Read on

07-03-2014
Oreti Park Toasts 40 Years
This weekend marks a milestone in the history books for the worlds southern most speedway track, and the Oreti Park Speedway Club. The club was the vision of motorcycle enthusiasts Harry Robinson and Brian Mitchell back in the 1960's, the pair went on the search for a suitable piece of land which they found south of Teretonga, towards Oreti Beach, they had it surveyed, set a boundary and negotiated a lease with the council.....Read on

06-03-2014
TROY BATCHELOR ELATED TO JOIN SPEEDWAY ELITE
 Aussie speedway star Troy Batchelor admits his life has been “turned upside down” after being called up to compete in the 2014 FIM Speedway Grand Prix series, which opens with the Auckland round at Western Springs on April 5.
The 26-year-old former Australian champion qualified as first reserve for this year’s series but has been promoted to the elite list of riders following the withdrawal of Russian Emil Sayfutdinov for fitness and financial reasons.......Read on

25-02-2014
Epic Battle Predicted For Reed Memorial
Oreti Park Speedway will pay honor to one of its own legends this Saturday night March 1st when the Brian Reed Memorial Solo trophy goes up for grabs in what will be an epic battle within the ranks of the local riders.
The favorite without a doubt would have to be New Zealand Grand Prix winner Grant Tregoning, while he struggled early in the season with injury and mechanical issues, the Christchurch based Southland rider has been in blistering form as of late, claiming 2nd at the New Zealand Championship at Oreti Park, winning the New Zealand Grand Prix a week later in Christchurch and just last week being announced as a reserve rider at the New Zealand round of the World Speedway Grand Prix at Western Springs in Auckland......Read on

24-02-2014
NEW ZEALAND FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX RESERVES CONFIRMED
 Kiwi duo Andrew Aldridge and Grant Tregoning have been named as track reserves for the New Zealand FIM Speedway Grand Prix (NZSGP) at Auckland’s Western Springs on April 5.
The Christchurch-based pair earned their spots at the opening round of the world championship FIM Speedway Grand Prix series (SGP) after reaching the last four in the New Zealand Championship Final at Invercargill’s Oreti Park on February 8.....Read on


18-02-2014
Local Riders Keeping Busy. While the organisers at Oreti Park Speedway are having a well deserved break, hosting four race meetings including a National title since the New Year, their riders are still as busy as ever contesting events elsewhere.
The Southland crowd witnessed a heart stopping battle at the New Zealand Solo Championships when Jason Bunyan claimed a record equaling 9th National title over local hopeful Grant Tregoning by just a wheel length, but Tregoning's fortunes changed in Christchurch at Moore Park on Saturday night....Read on


10-02-2014
Champ Has To Work For Title. A massive Southern crowd were treated to some of the best Solo racing ever witnessed at the Russell Cunningham Oreti Park Speedway on Saturday night, it was a night that promised so much for so many but at the end of the day there could only be one winner and that was now 9 time champion Jason Bunyan who had to pull out all of his international experience to claim the record equaling title. The Southern Bolts And Fasteners New Zealand Solo Champs started with 20 of the country's top Solo riders all aiming for a spot in the top 8 to contest the semi finals..... Read on


04-02-2014
Champ has more hunger than ever....The Russell Cunningham Properties Oreti Park Speedway will come alive this Saturday night as 20 of New Zealands top Solo riders go head to head in what will be an epic battle in the Southern Bolts And Fasteners New Zealand Solo Championship, and one rider in particular has more hunger to claim the title than anyone else.
Reigning New Zealand Champion Jason Bunyan wants this title as much as any of the 8 New Zealand titles he has won in the past.....Read on


30-01-2014
NO BRAKES, NO GEARS, NO FEAR... Speedway World Champion Tai Woffinden is primed and confident he can become only the third rider in history to mount a successful defence of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix title, which opens in Auckland on April 5 with the first round of the 2014 series. The British rider, who defied the bookies as a 500-1 outsider to win the 2013 crown, is relishing the prospect of opening his quest to secure back-to-back title at Western Springs and was not fazed by the thought of playing the role of the hunted rather than the hunter....Read on


28-01-2014
Tregoning Makes It Seven In A Row
A huge crowd at The Russell Cunningham Properties Oreti Park Speedway was treated to a commanding display of riding from Grant Tregoning in the Southland Solo Championship, making this title his seventh Southland title in a row.
The Christchurch based rider who is contracted to the Southland club won all four heats and the final, it was the perfect lead up to the New Zealand Championship being held at Oreti Park in two weeks....Read on


20-0-2014
Southland Outlaws Stage Comeback Win at Oreti Park.
In what looked like a case of deja vu, the Southland Outlaw Solo team seemed destined to finish the Inter-provincial Solos in last place without claiming a win in the series, and with five heats to go the Canterbury Comets had a convincing five point lead and looked like they were going to hand the Southland team defeat once again, but Grant Tregoning and his team consisting of Jeremy Godfrey, Paul Hayes, Jack McRae and Hayden Sims were not about to give up lightly. In the Southland Sidecar Championships it was Kevin McDonald and Karl Hosie who made up for their start line infringement last weekend to dominate the night.........Read on

14-01-2014
Major Upset At Oreti Park
When you look to the form books the names Bradley Sharp and Neville Chalmers names would be nowhere to be seen but they had a night to remember at the Peter Blick Memorial Sidecar meeting at the Russell Cunningham Properties Oreti Park Speedway on Saturday night...... Read on

02-12-2013

Champions Unstoppable At Burt Munro
A hearty crowd filled The Russell Cunningham Properties Oreti Park Speedway on Saturday night, they braved the wind and the odd heavy shower of rain, but they were witness to some of the most closely contested racing seen at the Southern circuit. National Sidecar Champions Paul Humphrey and Ben Franklin were unstoppable and showed why they are the best in the country by winning all three heats and the semi final by easy margins......read on


30-11-2013
Reserved Seats for the NZ Stockcar Champs and NZ Stockcar Teams Champs at Palmerston Nth
A reserved block of seats in the Grandstand and another just before the start / finish line on the Embankment have gone on sale for the NZ Stockcar Champs and NZ Stockcar Teams Champs so get over to Ticket Direct and get them while they're hot.

11-11-2013

Action Packed Season Opener At Oreti Park.
A massive crowed filled The Russell Cunningham Properties Oreti Park Speedway for their opening meeting on Saturday night, and they were entertained by almost as many spills as there was thrills. Steady rain threatened to slow proceedings just before the start of racing but once the rain cleared it was business as usual on track and the crowd was eager to see The Southland Outlaws take on the Auckland Rhinos in the Inter-provincial Solo Match, Auckland were hurting after a narrow loss last weekend to the Canterbury Comets in Christchurch and they made their intentions very well know from the start of heat one when they scored maximum points.....read on


22-10-2013

Stockcar Charms ((cut off date for pre Xmas delivery 11-12-2013)
Now available nationwide at a opportune time of year with Christmas coming up and we all know jewelry is always well received by our nearest and dearest. Designed by Kirsty Phyn and Andrea Barnes Goldsmith Design these Stockcar Charms are available for $95 which includes your number on both sides of the wing. They fit Pandora style bracelets or hang nicely as a necklace. The images do not do these pieces justice. To order or for more information email addams.west@gmail.com



01-10-2013


Perry Kyte chalks up yet another win with his recent award of the Queens Service Medal for his services to the Welcome Bay Community and the Spinal Cord Society. Perry and his unique looking 3m Stockcar are etched in the memories of long time speedway followers despite his racing career being cut short by a non racing accident that left him confined to a wheelchair. A video of his investiture is here .
Congratulations and well done Perry.
Another season is fast approaching with some tracks already running practice seasons and while this page has been pretty static for some time I have almost completed a new calendar covering most tracks. Rosebank has the honour of being first SNZ track to green flag the season on the 6th of October with their King of Rosebank meeting. The following weekend on the 12th Palmerston North fires up and from there on it's all on for another summer of competition, celebration, drama, disaster, intrigue, rumours, and whatever else a mix of humans and machines can summon up.
If you are thinking about getting involved in Speedway racing jumping in the deep end by purchasing a car is not always the best option. A lot can be learnt by attaching yourself to an existing team as a crew member. To assist I have a page dedicated to filling or finding suitable positions check it out. The new team being assembled by Terry Brown in Blenheim could offer all sorts of opportunities for both dirt and sealed track experience. Seems the team already has 4 spaceframe Stockcars plus a Rees tanks along with various Saloons.
macgor.co.nz and speedwayads.co.nz are up for grabs, make a decent offer and you could be collecting coins in no time.







07-04-2013
The Annual Modified Invasion is always a greatly anticipated meeting at Woodford Glen even though it does signal the demise of the track's current season. This Easter's edition had the extra bait of a face-off between current dual 1nz's Luke Keegan and Jamie Fox on the card. The 22 car field of Modifieds came to wow the crowd and wow they did. All heat races were action packed with great competition between Keegan and Fox along with 13c and 7c for top positions. The weekend ended on finals night with Christchurch local Luke Keegan bringing home the Modified Invasion Series Trophy with 13c David Thompson and 7c Hayden McKay taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. A great way to polish off the season at Woodford Glen.
Full results on the Woodford Glen site and images are available from SR Photography.






30-12-2012(images above by http://www.squarephotography.co.nz/)
The 41 Car field came to entertain the generous crowd at Ocean View Speedway last night which saw speedster 3nz Shane Penn in his Hartley power machine take two wins and be the class of the field, The other stand out was the brand new car of 19c/v Malcom Nagtai hot on the pace. 4p Chad ace was unlucky to be rolled in heat one after leading the first two laps but still managed to get some good results to make it through to the top 26.
With rain today finals night has been set for 4pm Monday 31-12-12
A full write up and points can be found at http://oceanviewspeedway.co.nz/
Qualifiers by track:-
Palmerston North - 9, Hawkes Bay - 4, Wellington - 3, Wanganui - 3, Stratford - 3, Rotorua - 3, Huntly - 1.




19-11-2012
As depicted by the
Sportsweb Photography images above the Huntly TWS Stockcar Teams event that ran Friday and Sunday this past weekend was an absolute spectacle for all the right reasons. Stunning is the only word I can garner to describe the massive hits and resulting carnage. Particularly impressive was the semifinal between the Auckland Alleycats and the Waikato Raiders. Both teams of drivers going at it until the death or serious maiming of their cars. Winner of that match had to face the Manawatu Steelers in the final and sadly for the Alleycats they fell at the final hurdle.The Manawatu Steelers are the deserved champions and masters of their game, that's the cool dudes with the fancy trophy above, and best of all they did it without using confusing team numbers on their cars.There were no dud teams at this event , every team and every driver acquitted themselves well and did their followers proud.
This teams event at Huntly has really cemented itself as a signature event now so if you weren't there make sure you don't make the same mistake next year. 
In other teams events this weekend in Wellington the Nelson Tigers Superstock team tamed the Wellington Wildcats and in retribution the Wellington Young Guns dispatched the Tasman Thunder Stockcar team.
In Christchurch and involving more Stockcar teams it was Ken's Cowboys on the loosing end of the match against the Canterbury Crushers.

14-11-2012


This season the Christchurch TQ Midget Club are celebrating 25 years and are running a 'Tri Nations' series around the South Island with meeting's at Ruapuna, Ellesmere, Greymouth, Invercargill and Dunedin. They race at 8 meeting's in 12 days. The ChCh TQ club are bringing over 4 USA and 4 Australian top drivers to race in the series in local cars. With 1,2,3 NZ all confirmed to compete plus other North Island and South Island drivers a field of around 30-40 car's will race in the series.
Dates for the biggest series involving the smallest of the traditional speedway classes , some driver profiles and an order form for commemorative T Shirts can be found by clicking here .

04-11-2012

WOW! The Bay Park Busters are back ! for 2013 thanks to the support of Rex Pollock and Pollock Cranes & others. The team will consist of 6a Kerry Remnant , 38r Ross Ashby , 87r David Elsworth, 92r Kyle Fraser , 99r Mark Decke. Rodney Wood is 6th driver and coach. The rebirth of the Baypark Busters is sure to delight fans of the famous team and breath even more interest into the Superstock teams meetings at both the Palmerston North and Auckland events especially as the team consists of such high achieving cars and drivers.
image courtesy of SportsWeb Photography


12-10-2012
The Palmerston North season opener is always keenly anticipated. It signals to the whole country that the new season is well and truly here and ready to roll. It also is often a pointer to the state of the nation with regards competitor numbers particularly in the Superstock and Stockcar classes . This season would seem to be about to deliver a bumper crop of bumpers to the Robertson Holden International Speedway with 30 Superstocks and 90 Stockcars signed up to carry the 'P' after their number. Promoter Bruce Robertson is understandably hopeful the 90 Stockcars won't all turn up on the same night. Stockcar fans will no doubt be hoping they do. Word is the fastest Superstock at practices so far has been 2nz Kerry Humphrey in a car that is 7 or 8 years old but looking brand new.
Also encouraging is the fact that 30 new drivers have to go through the mentor program before they can race. Spare a thought for the scrutineers who have had to greensheet 200 race vehicles and the volunteers organising the whole show . Speedway is definitely alive and well in the Manawatu so get yourself trackside at FMG Stadium Palmerston North this Saturday night at 7pm and see for yourself.

10-10-2012
Palmerston North opens this coming weekend (weather allowing) and I'm not ready. With most of the more keenly followed championships being in the 'other' Island this season it's been a tad harder to get enthused. That said there are plenty of likely good meetings to be had in the North so best get stuck into them thus I have been working on my version of a Season Calendar to assist my/your planning. Still a few dates to be added but most of them are there. If I've missed yours then email them to me.
Macgors NZ Speedway is well pleased to have secured the naming rights for the Nth Island Modified Champs set to happen at Rotorua on the 27th & 28th of December. Whether it runs one or two nights will be decided by entry numbers so come on chaps if you've got a Modified get your entry sorted now.
The Macgor's Saloon Series will also be happening at Rotorua again this season. The series is designed to offer incentive for cars that turn up regularly and race sensibly. All credit to the Rotorua club for running the Series .
I'm not sure how busy this page will be this season but major event results will be published when available and there is a real danger I might get carried away with some opinionated dribble from time to time. I'm also happy to publish press release type info should it be sent my way. As always the Discussion Board will without doubt offer plenty of info and entertainment as the season progresses.

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Note ! : The  Archives is a good place to look for the older items that used to be on this page





 



2013 - 2014
NZ Champions
Superstocks
1nz:Shane Penn 1nz
2nz:Jordan Dare 581p
3nz:Graeme Barr 32p
Stockcars
1nz:Jayden Ward 971p
2nz:Chevron Taniwha 74p
3nz:Dale Robertson 89w
Super Saloons
1nz:Mark Osborne 1nz
2nz:Ian Bursan 3nz
3nz:Steve Flynn 5b
Saloons
1nz:Chris Cowling 272m
2nz:Brent McClymont 3nz
3nz:Nigel Ross 46a
Sprintcars
1nz:Rodney Wood 51m
2nz:Dean Brindle 2nz
3nz:Jamie McDonald 71a
Midgets
1nz:Michael Pickens 1nz
2nz:Scott Buckly 25a
3nz:Hayden Williams 27a
T.Q Midgets
1nz:Duane Todd 61b
2nz:Scott Baker 98a
3nz:Jeremy Webb 8c
Modifieds
1nz:Luke Keegan 1nz=
2nz:Mike Gourlay 4c
3nz::Hayden McKay 7c
Minisprints
1nz:Shaun Cooke 18h
2nz:Jamie Larsen 1nz
3nz:Sean Rice 3nz
Streetstocks
1nz:Paul Simon 57d
2nz:Steve Petersen 28c
3nz:Chris Shingleton 91s
Solo Bikes 
1nz:Jason Bunyan 1nz
2nz:Grant Tregoning 5i
3nz:Sean Mason 3nz
Sidecars
1nz:Paul Humphrey/ Ben Franklin 1nz
2nz:Richard Horne/ Alastair Horne 2nz
3nz:Keiran Payne/ Stu Elston 5p

2012 - 2013
NZ Champions

Superstocks
1nz: Shane Penn 3nz
2nz: Dale McKenzie 85n
3nz:Thomas Stanaway 87n

Stockcars

1nz:Peter Rees 1nz
2nz:Damian Orr 81r
3nz:William Humphries 94p

Super Saloons
1nz: Mark Osborne 16c
2nz: Richie Taylor 58c
3nz: Ian Burson 21n

Saloons
1nz:Rob Flood 791e
2nz:Steve Cowling 271m
3nz:Brent McClymont 2nz

Sprintcars
1nz:Peter Murphy 11usa
2nz: Dean Brindle 22a
3nz: Daniel Eggleton 78a

Modifieds
1nz=:Luke Keegan 2nz
1nz=:Jamie Fox 11a
3nz::John Jackson 71s

Midgets
1nz:Michael Pickens 1nz
2nz: Brad Mosen 88a
3nz: Dave Gick 4a

T.Q  Midgets
1nz:Dylan McGregor 33a
2nz:Paul LeCren 14a
3nz:Deon Ansty 17a

Minisprints
1nz:Jamie Larsen 82p
2nz:Jade Barnett 37k
3nz:Sean Rice 7s

Solo Bikes 
1nz:Jason Bunyan 1nz
2nz:Dale Finch 7c
3nz:Sean Mason 21a

Sidecars
1nz:Paul Humphrey/ Ben Franklin 78p
2nz:Richard Horne/Alastair Horne 31p
3nz:Kevin McDonald/Karl Hosie 23i

Streetstocks
1nz:Steve DeMalmanche 11r
2nz:Aaron Brown 5g
3nz:Trevor DeMalmanche 16r

2011 - 2012
NZ Champions

Superstocks
1nz:Joe Farem 4b
2nz:Kerry Humphrey 79p
3nz:Shane Penn 7p

Stockcars

1nz:Peter Rees 2nz
2nz:Bernard Fox 242a
3nz:Regan O'Brien 52b
Super Saloons
1nz :Steve Flynn 5b
2nz :Neville Wood 33n
3nz :Mark Carey 35n

Saloons
1nz:Jeff Barron 69m
2nz:Brent McClymont 1nz
3nz:Paul Cressy 45m

Sprintcars
1nz:Sammy Swindel 1usa
2nz:Jonathan Allard 1nz
3nz:Austen Wheatley 44usa

Modifieds
1nz: Richard Pierce 67s
2nz: Luke Keegan 871c
3nz: Dan Rae 24c
Midgets
1nz:Michael Pickens 7a
2nz:Chris McCutcheon 96a
3nz:Shaun Insley 3nz

T.Q  Midgets
1nz: Craig Todd 1nz
2nz: Duane Todd 2nz
3nz: Jared Taylor 41a

Minisprints
1nz: Dayne Maxwell 1nz
2nz: Declan Roe 93p
3nz: Jason Bryant 14h

Solo Bikes 
1nz:Jason Bunyan 2nz
2nz:Grant Tregoning 1nz
3nz:Dale Finch

Sidecars
1nz:Deane Miller/ Rob Miller 3nz
2nz:Andrew Buchanan/ Philippa Burns 39p
3nz: Derek Ramsay/ Tony Hislop 6p
Streetstocks
1nz:David Hampton 88g
2nz:Sean Gooch 9g
3nz:Brenden Gooch 10g



 
 
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