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Supercars to run at Hampton Downs in 2020

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will welcome a new circuit to the 2020 calendar, with Hampton Downs Motorsport Park confirmed as the host venue for this year’s ITM Auckland Super400. The 2020 event will relocate from its traditional home at Pukekohe as a result of changes through the Auckland Unitary Plan, which restricts motorsport noise…
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Tough Start for Nick Ross in the BNT V8s

It has been a tough start for Nick Ross in the BNT V8s Championship after the first round held at Pukekohe last weekend. Ross had gone into the event with high hopes but mechanical issues plagued the team for much of the weekend. “The car had bit of an ‘engine cough’ during qualifying, so we…
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Heimgartner Wins Round in BNT V8s – Race Three Abandoned

Andre Heimgartner has taken the overall win at the first round of the BNT V8s championship at Pukekohe with two wins this weekend. Australian driver Alexandra Whitley was second for the weekend and Kiwi driver Brad Lathrope third. Race three of the weekend which got underway late on Sunday afternoon was red flagged and eventually…
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Heimgartner Wins BNT V8s Opener at Pukekohe

Virgin Australia Supercars Championship regular André Heimgartner has triumphed on his return to the BNT V8s. Heimgartner led the field to the green flag with Hamilton Motorsports teammate Lance Hughes alongside him. Fellow Holden Commodore VE pilot Rob Wallace started third with series debutante Alexandra Whitley in fourth for Richards Team Motorsport in the sole…
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New BNT V8s Season Set to Go

The BNT V8s Championship gets underway this weekend at Pukekohe, and there will be some new and some old faces making a play for the top spot by weekends end. Nick Ross will return in his Total Lubricants Nissan Altima, the 2013/14 season Champion looking to add another championship trophy to the cabinet having come…
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Heimgartner Makes BNT V8 Return

Andre Heimgartner will return to the BNT V8s field this weekend when the season gets underway at Pukekohe. The 2017/18 BNT V8s Champion will line up on the grid for Hamilton Motorsports, alongside teammate Lance Hughes. Heimgartner has previously partnered with Hughes in the New Zealand endurance race series and says he’s excited to join…
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Alexandra Whitley Lands BNT V8 Drive

Alexandra Whitley will line up in a Richards Team Motorsport Toyota Camry when the BNT V8s Championship gets underway at Pukekohe next weekend. Her debut in the BNT V8s Championship follows on from a positive debut in the V8 Utes Championship last season where the 26-year-old Australian driver finished sixth overall accumulating a number of…
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BNT V8 Lites Set to Roll

A fan favourite for over a decade, the start of the 2019/20 BNT V8s season will see the TL Specification NZV8 cars compete under a new guise – BNT V8 Lites. NZ Touring Cars Management have been working with MotorSport New Zealand to regenerate an entry-level V8 Category to compete in the BNT V8s. The…
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BNT V8s Announce Revised Calendar

The BNT V8s Championship has announced that it will run a revised calendar for the 2019/20 season. The revised calendar means that the Championship will not compete at the two Speedworks Events Rounds held at Highlands Motorsport Park at Cromwell and Teretonga at Invercargill – adding an extra event at Pukekohe in their place. Category…
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Prime New Home of NZ Motorsport on Free-to-air TV

Exciting news for motorsport fans in New Zealand with the announcement of a new prime time NZ motorsport programme to be aired during a week night following the premier motorsport events. A new two hour long free-to-air evening motorsport show on Prime – along with the live SKY TV coverage – is a major step…
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Positive Debut Weekend for Brayden Phillips in BNT V8s

16-year old driver Brayden Phillips has come away from his first weekend in the top tier of the BNT V8s with confidence following the ITM Auckland SuperSprint Non Championship event at Pukekohe last month. The Shirley Boys High School student managed a clean weekend of racing coming away with two top ten finishes from his…
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Chester Leads Home Evans in BNT V8s

Nick Chester and his Chesters Plumbing & Bathroom Holden Commodore has lead home Simon Evans in the last two races of BNT V8s Non Championship event at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint at Pukekohe this afternoon. Like yesterday’s opening race, where Chester took victory by a narrow margin, the two Holden drivers battled each other all…
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