Taranaki teen Matthew Podjursky, 19, has completed a near-perfect weekend in Class 2 of the BNT V8 Championship at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon. New Zealand’s premier tin-top racing category held their penultimate round of the 2018/19 season over the weekend as a support series to the New Zealand Grand Prix event. Competing in Class 2…

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BNT V8 driver Brad Lathrope relished the challenge of racing at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon at Feilding this weekend. “I really enjoy racing down here, Manfeild is a fun track. It looks easy on paper but it’s actually quite technical. If you can get it right and flow all the corners together it’s wicked,” Brad…

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There is still plenty to play for in the BNT V8s Championship when round five at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon gets underway this weekend. After four rounds, Jack Smith sits at the top of the point’s table on 801 points. Nick Ross is 39 points behind on 762, with Lance Hughes in third on 611.…

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Teretonga Park turned on its usual inclement Invercargill weather for the fourth round of the BNT V8s Championship but it did little to dampen the spirits of Brad Lathrope, who finished the weekend on an absolute high. He enjoyed battles with his fellow Class One competitors throughout the three races in his Dayle ITM #73…

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The BNT V8s Championship begins the second leg of back-to-back South Island events when Round Four gets underway at Teretonga this weekend. With racing finishing last Sunday afternoon at Highlands Motorsport Park at Cromwell, it meant a tight turn around for many teams to prepare their cars in time for first practice this Friday. Many…

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Brad Lathrope was “over the moon” with his third place on the podium for the third round of the BNT V8s at Highlands Motorsport Park yesterday. Racing his Dayle ITM #73 Ford Falcon super tourer in the first of two South Island rounds, held over consecutive weekends, it was a stunning achievement considering that it…

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The first weekend of any race championship is a time for settling back into the swing of driving at full pace and Auckland BNT V8 driver Brad Lathrope will take away some good learnings from the opening round at Pukekohe. Driving his Dayle ITM #73 Ford Falcon super tourer in Class One for the ITM…

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Brock Timperley will be looking to continue his race winning form in class two of the BNT V8s when the new season gets underway at Pukekohe this weekend. Timperley had a strong back end of the season and took out rookie of the year honours for class two in 2017/18. “Our speed was great throughout…

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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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Auckland V8 driver Brad Lathrope will take the learnings from his rookie season and aim to elevate himself up the BNT V8s grid when the championship gets underway at Pukekohe in November. Lathrope has confirmed he will campaign the full championship in his Dayle ITM backed class one Ford Falcon. “Really pleased that we have…

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