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Editorial | Jun 18

What a massive issue we have for you all this month! Leading this edition is the award winners for the 2018 NZ Dirt Track People's Choice Award, which blew us away for the support it received. We've given a sneak peak to one of the winners on this page, but check out the full details on page 4 & 5. We also have some exciting news to announce! We promised
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The People Have Spoken

Feature photo: A large crowd at Wellington Family Speedway Last year saw the introduction of the New Zealand Dirt Track Racing People’s Choice Awards, celebrating the fan’s favourite stars via a public vote. In 2018, the awards have returned bigger and better with six different categories up for grabs. Those awards include Overall People’s Choice, Lifetime Achiever, 1NZ Track, #Nextbigthing Under 17, Breakout Performer and Stirrer of the Year. Qualifying
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The Grid:10 things you might’ve missed | June 18

The Speedway New Zealand Annual General Meeting (& SGM) is set to take place in Wellington on June 15th & 16th. It's once again an election year and the names of the people putting their hands up for the role of a President or Director is now clear. Standing for President is Palmerston North's Martin Jones & Dunedin's Ricky Boulton, while director nominations include; Roger Bailey, Wendy Coutts, Martin Jones,
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Demystifying the SNZ Special General Meeting

By Matthew Percival As has become tradition in a non-remit year AGM, a Special General Meeting (SGM) has been called in conjunction with the AGM. In fact two SGM’s have been called, both could amend the Speedway NZ constitution which will require a two-thirds majority. On first reading the changes may seem a little complex so let’s simplify what’s being proposed. Change of Accounting Balance Date Speedway New Zealand (SNZ)
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Building Speedway: Kiwis creating cars

Returning for this June issue is a feature we launched in January, Building Speedway – Kiwis creating cars. This month we chat to Nathan Heyburn of Heyburn Built TMacs, based in Upper Hutt City. The team here build high quality Stockcar & Superstock chassis’ for the likes of national & regional champions around the country. 1. For those that don’t know, give us an overview of your speedway history, both
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Clarke Heads Kiwi Challenge

By Tim Savell Photos: James Selwyn It was billed as the biggest ever New Zealand invasion in the history of Australian speedway, and the 14 Midget competitors who raced over two weekends in Sydney in April did not disappoint. Starting off with the Speedcar Super Series Grand Final on April 21, things ramped even further on April 28 with a test match and 50 lap reverse grid feature in front
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Interview with the Champion

As mentioned on the previous post, the recent Sydney City 50 Lap Midget race was all about Kiwi Taylor Clarke in the end. So, we thought we’d catch up with the champion for a quick interview about his recent success and the road ahead. With an impressive title under his belt, all eyes will now be on him in future events. 1) For those that may not know you, give
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Prentice untouched in Kuru Cup

By Shane Hurndell Feature Photo: Former New Zealand Champion, Josh Prentice, was too good for the rest (Andrew Brunton photo) Many of the spectators at Meeanee’s April 28 meeting were surprised Wellington Stockcar driver Josh Prentice was untouched by the locals on the way to Kuru Cup glory. But Prentice, one of two visitors in the field of 23 for one of two feature events staged at the Hawke’s Bay
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Speedway is a Passion

By Jody Scott Life has never been easy for 16 year old Tom Burson. His intellectual disability requires him to have a constant support person, but this hasn’t stopped him from trying to live a normal life. He struggled with school - a square peg in a round hole situation. He was pretty unhappy so it was decided to take him out of school, and the family hired two support
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Bright Future Ahead

By Jody Scott The new 10n Superstock of Alex Bright has done the business this season. His annual venture to Christchurch for the “Battle of the Stocks” saw him second overall with North Island partner Randall Tarrant and third on individual points. He also took home the “Gary Ellis Trophy” for sportsmanship. The new self-built chassis was fitted with a brand new Hartley Toyota V8, and many hours were spent