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Massive shoes to fill

By Jeremy Savell Following on from our founder's story, Jeremy Savell talks about the second era of the magazine. Reading Lynda’s article about the early days of NZ Dirt Track magazine just underlines the massive shoes that had to be filled once she handed over the reins in July 2011. With Lynda having nurtured the publication for the first 25 years, it was a huge responsibility to ensure the magazine
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Sklenars Club Member of the Year at Meeanee

By Shane Hurndell Feature photo: Life Member Barry Sklenars took home the Club Member of the Year Award Remember to do your bit at club working bees! That was the plea from Hawke’s Bay Speedway Club life member Barry Sklenars who won the Club Member of the Year award at the club’s annual prizegiving function hosted at Brookfields Winery on June 9. “People think I’m mad still going to working
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Te Marua Torque: July 18

By Roger & Jill Daysh Photos: JDP Photographs Saturday May 19 saw Wellington Speedway members put on their party clothes and assemble at the Silverstream Retreat for the Annual Prizegiving and Ball, the final event of what can only be described as a brilliant season. Before the wining, dining and dancing started the focal point of the evening took place. Club Captain Garry Smith emceed the event while Club President
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The 80’s Stratford Scrappers

By Troy Ruscoe Back in the 1980’s Teams racing was at an all-time high. Most venues held events such as Rotorua with the North Island Teams Champs and Baypark Tauranga with the Invitation Teams Champs. Stratford had the West Coast Teams Champs and Meeanee Hawke’s Bay would run The East Coast Teams Champs. Auckland started the Teams National back in 1988, whereas Palmerston North started the then called Radio NZ
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Welcome to Speedway

By Cynthia Choo Bottom photo: Shot360 Photography The sport through the eyes of a motorsport newbie. In my 24 years on earth I imagine I’ve heard and know of most things that one would need to know in life. However, some might say 24 is just the beginning of discovering the world and that was never truer than when I was introduced to Speedway… and what a discovery it was!
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Super Saloons of the 70’s

By Tim Savell The Super Saloon class emerged in Auckland in the late 1960’s, gaining national status in the 1969/70 season. At that stage the majority of Saloons were converted roadcars from the 1940’s and 50’s, with inaugural NZ Champ Trevor Gray racing a FJ Holden produced from 1953 to 1957. As the class spread around the country a variety of innovations and ideas were tried. Just two years later,
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Professor’s Ponderings

By Jody Scott Feature Photo: The NZ Sprintcar Title returns to Cromwell next season, a combination that only Rodney Wood has won - twice!(Graham Hughes photo) There isn’t anything thing new about the freshly elected SNZ board….in fact they have a lot more depth than the now ousted members that had been treading water since the Safety Induction course and fee debacle from last year! A life member, the former
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Product Spotlight | July 18

HJC AR10 3 Helmet The AR-10 III is the ideal helmet for all types of racing. From the dusty ovals of Tennessee to the starting line at Pomona, its comfortable Fire Resistant Moisture-wicking Comfort-Carbon interior and Advanced Ventilation System keeps you cool and comfortable. The AR-10 III is the affordable alternative. Key features include; Advanced Fiberglass Composite Weave Shell: Lightweight Superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology, advanced Channeling
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Oxford’s NZ Youth title on the up

By Jody Scott Photos: TJ Photos Feature photo: Overall winner 47w Anthony Hocking The NZ Youth Ministock title at Oxford Speedway continues to draw large numbers of competitors. This year the “Suck it Up” and Brownlees Contracting Ltd sponsored meeting had the largest entry list in the event’s history, and it is by the far the biggest meeting of Youth in the South Island. The calibre of competitors is also
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Next Generation: Dyllan Forsey

Photos: Brian Hopping 1) Tell us about how you first became interested in speedway? Well, all of my family raced so most of my life was spent around racecars. It became natural for me to race eventually. 2) How long have you been competing and what got you started? I started back in the 2013-2014 season and the 2018-2019 season will be my sixth season racing. I always looked up