Same sponsor and same colours, but it’ll be a new car and a new team for Chelsea Herbert when the BNT V8s Championship gets underway at Pukekohe in November. Having competed her rookie class one season aboard a Richards Team Motorsport Toyota Camry last year, Herbert will step across to the Hamilton Motorsports outfit, taking…

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A new and exciting era for V8 racing in New Zealand is on the horizon with the BNT V8s Championship announcing technical details of their next generation car. A huge leap forward in design and technical specification the new car platform is to be designed and built by Pace Innovations in Australia, and will be…

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Brad Lathrope ended the six-round BNT V8 season on a high, judging the final race of three at Hampton Downs to be his best performance for 2018/2019. “It was an awesome last weekend and last round of racing. Although Friday and Saturday morning were horrendous with the rain making it the slipperiest track I’ve ever…

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Cambridge V8 driver Nick Ross has finished in second place in the 2018/19 BNT V8s Championship following the sixth and final round held at Hampton Downs over the weekend. Ross had been locked in a fierce battle with young Australian driver Jack Smith all season with the two drivers going into the final round with…

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Brenton Grove has walked away from the 2018/19 BNT V8s Championship as Rookie of the Season, a great reward after an up and down campaign. The six-round series took in some of New Zealand’s best racing circuits, with Grove driving for Richards Team Motorsport at the wheel of his Grove Group, Tiger Building Systems Toyota…

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Australian driver Jack Smith has taken out the 2018/19 BNT V8s Championship at Hampton Downs this weekend. Smith had taken a third placing in the opening race of the weekend on Saturday, however a post race 30-second penalty for contact with Nick Ross relegated him to eighth place. He followed up a fourth place in…

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Holden driver Lance Hughes has taken his first win the BNT V8s 2018/19 Championship at Hampton Downs today. Clinching the Gull pole position earlier today, Hughes lead from start to finish over the 16-lap encounter, was followed to the line by Toyota driver Brenton Grove, while there was plenty of action behind. Hughes’ Hamilton Motorsports…

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Lance Hughes has clinched the Gull Pole Position for race one of the BNT V8s at Hampton Downs with a 01:14.172 just ahead of his teammate and championship leader Jack Smith. A well and truly wet circuit greeted the BNT V8s field for their qualifying session, though a late breakthrough of sunshine granted some late runners…

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With one round remaining at Hampton Downs this coming weekend, there are 225 points up for grabs across the final three races of the BNT V8 season, with Holden driver Jack Smith looking to be the championship favourite. Australian, Smith, holds the BNT V8s Championship lead with 1018 points, 114 clear of the Nissan Altima…

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It’ll be a big weekend for Class One Holden racer Rob Wallace at the final round of the BNT V8s at Hampton Downs as he chases down a top three spot in the points as well as rookie of the year. Wallace from Tauranga, currently sits in fourth place in points on 742, just 56…

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