Posts Tagged ‘BNTv8s’

Smith & Podjursky Take Gull Poles at Highlands

Australian driver Jack Smith dominated qualifying for the BNT V8s at Highlands Motorsport Park, taking the Gull pole position by 1.6 seconds. The session was brought to a halt when Brenton Grove stopped out on track at the Turn 14 hairpin. Grove had been the quickest man on track with a 1:39-flat, but because he…

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Speed and Consistency Improving for Lathrope

As round two of the BNT V8s wrapped up this weekend at Pukekohe, driver Brad Lathrope left the track having improved his consistency and speed in the Dayle ITM #73 Ford Falcon super tourer. Returning to the southern Auckland circuit that hosted round one last month, was a chance for Brad to get some more…

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Ross Salvages Podium Finish in BNT V8s

Nick Ross has finished round two of the BNT V8s Championship at Pukekohe in third place overall for the weekend. Going into the weekend as the Championship leader with a narrow points lead over Australian driver Jack Smith, Ross qualified his Total Lubricants Nissan Altima in second place just 0.133 of a second behind his…

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Smith and Ashwell Take Gull Poles at Pukekoke

Following the qualifying session at Pukekohe for Round Two of the BNT V8s, Jack Smith has taken pole position for Race One in Class One from Nick Ross and Brenton Grove. Ross set out to dominate early on, however Smith started to find his rhythm by cracking into the low 1.06’s before eventually finding his…

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Championship Podium Finish the Focus for Ashwell

A championship podium finish is the aim for Christchurch driver Justin Ashwell in class two of the BNT V8s this season. “We had a mixed season last year. We completed all rounds with no DNF’s and no penalties, we just didn’t have car speed,” said Ashwell. During the off season break, Ashwell says he and…

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Podjursky a Title Hopeful in BNT V8s

Lining up for his second season in class two of the BNT V8s, 19-year-old Matt Podjursky of Inglewood is hopeful of a strong season and aims to capitalise off his rookie year. Contesting four out of six rounds of the 2017/18 season, Podjursky finished fifth overall, grabbing five podium finishes out of 12 races along…

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MacDonald A Southland Sportsperson Of The Year Finalist

Invercargill racing driver Liam MacDonald is a finalist in a strong line up for the ILT Senior Sportsperson Of The Year Award at the Southland Sports Awards at Ascot Park Hotel in Invercargill this Friday night (8 June). MacDonald won Class 2 of the BNT V8’s Championship for the second consecutive year in his Speedy…

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Highs and Lows for Nick Ross at Teretonga

Cambridge racer Nick Ross experienced the highs and lows of motorsport at Teretonga last weekend with one of the biggest off track incidents of his career. In Saturday’s opening BNT V8s race, Ross was holding down third place in the leading pack and with only a handful of laps to go, the rear wing of…

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Heimgartner Penalty Hands Bargwanna Race One Win

Statement from BNT V8s: Amendment to results of race one yesterday in class one. Following a post race investigation, initial race winner Andre Heimgartner was deemed to have jumped the start and was subsequently given a 10-second post race penalty. Jason Bargwanna is now the race winner, Nick Ross placed second and Andre Heimgartner finishes…

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Christchurch Rookie Looking to Capitalise at Home Track

When round three of the BNT V8s gets underway at Ruapuna next week (January 13-14), local driver Justin Ashwell will be looking to get himself further up the grid by the end of the weekend. Sitting fourth in class two points and the highest placed of the rookie drivers the 38-year old is pleased with…

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