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NZV8s Series Resumes at Hampton Downs

Round two of the NZV8s Series kicks off this weekend at Hampton Downs with a wide variety of V8 powered machinery hitting the North Waikato circuit. Having taken the round win at Pukekohe in December, Tim Edgell leads the championship and returns to the grid for the second round in his Holden Commodore V8 SuperTourer.…
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Hughes & Heimgartner Take Out BNT NZV8 Feature Race

Lance Hughes and co-driver Andre Heimgartner have won the one-hour feature race this afternoon at the opening round of the BNT NZV8s Series at Pukekohe. Polesitter Tim Edgell finished the race in second place in his Holden V8 SuperTourer with Rob Wallace third, also in a Holden V8 SuperTourer. The pair qualified P3 for the…
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New Season, New Format and New Cup for NZV8 Touring Cars

The new season of the BNT NZV8 Series kicks off this weekend at Pukekohe, with teams and drivers set to enjoy new-refreshed technical regulations and rules. With the new technical rules now very relaxed the category has now become very appealing to a number of drivers, with modifications of all sorts now permitted in the…
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New Rules, New Formats! BNT NZV8s Ready to Launch New Season

There will be new technical regulations, new rules and new race formats when the BNT NZV8s season gets underway in December. Category Management and the NZ Touring Car Board have mapped out a strategy for establishing two categories under the New Zealand Touring car banner, NZV8s and TTV8s (Trans Tasman V8s). The new rules and…
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50th TA2 Car Sold in Australia

The PROMAXX Performance Exhausts TA2 Muscle Car Series has welcomed the arrival of the 50th TA2 car in Australia. PBR Distributions, the official vehicle and component supplier for TA2 in Australia confirmed the 50th car in Australia is a Chevrolet Camaro headed for Victorian first-time circuit racer John Holinger. The first TA2 car landed in…
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Exciting Future for V8 Racing in NZ

When the next domestic season of motorsport kicks off in New Zealand, there will be exciting new formats and regulations for V8 fans and drivers alike to enjoy. With the arrival of the TA2 PBR spec V8 racers on New Zealand shores, and Trans Tasman competition planned for the future, NZ Touring Cars Ltd is…
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BNT V8s Declare Championship – Heimgartner Takes Title Number Two

Due to the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic, the postponement and cancellation of the last two Rounds, the BNT V8s in consultation with Motorsport New Zealand have decided to declare under ‘Force Majure’ the 2019/20 Championship, announcing Andre Heimgartner as the champion for the season. Heimgartner was the dominant force in the championship this season…
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New V8 to Appeal to Kiwi Racers

Former NZV8 and NZV8 Ute Champion Paul Manuell says the new Generation BNT V8 car, manufactured by Howe Racing in the US is the perfect fit for the New Zealand V8 circuit racing scene and he can’t wait to see them hit Kiwi circuits. Manuell is no stranger to the car, having raced the chassis…
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TTV8 – Powered by McLaren

TTV8 & TA2 Racing Australia is proud to announce a new collaborative agreement between PBR Distributions, McLaren Engineering, Performance Automotive Scandinavian and Howe Racing Enterprises to produce GM, LS-based same-spec engines exclusively for use in various global TA2 racing series. This landmark agreement will see one of the most famous brands in motorsport return to Australia…
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NZV8TA2 Racing Announced for New Zealand

NZV8TA2 racing is coming to New Zealand, with the announcement today from NZ Touring Cars Ltd that the BNT V8s Championship will adopt the popular class and is set to become the BNT NZV8TA2 Championship. The first two chassis’ have arrived in the country being a Mustang bodied TA2 as well as a Camaro bodied…
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BNT V8 Next Generation

The New Look BNT V8s Camaro, Mustang, Challenger! Click here to download the brochure.  
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BNT V8s Are Here to Stay

BNT V8 category management and drivers have reacted strongly to news that Motorsport New Zealand has removed its NZ Touring Car Championship status, gifting it to the Australian backed and managed TCR Championship – which was unsuccessful in launching in New Zealand this season. Category management have confirmed a new direction for the class and…
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