August 11th, 2019424
Garet and Gemma Thomas of Darfield won the Catlins Coast
Rally on Saturday in a dramatic finish. The husband and wife team only took the
lead on the final stage in a Subaru WRX Sti. The duo had cause for double
celebration as their victory also gave them the Mainland Rally Series drivers
and co-drivers titles respectively.
August 9th, 2019294
A massive entry of eighty-eight cars will start the 2019 Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday.
Defending champion and four-time winner Andrew Graves of Gore (pictured in 2017) is once again the top seed in his venerable Mitsubishi EVO 3. Graves’ wins have come in 2010, 2013, 2017 and again last year. He has twice been runner-up in 2012...
August 9th, 2019166
Jordan Michels of Invercargill has returned from his initial outing in the carsales TCR Australia Series at Queensland Raceway full of enthusiasm.
Michels had received a last minute opportunity to drive a Wall Racing Honda Civic Type R and impressed despite battling illness part of the weekend.
Michels had introduced himself to...
August 8th, 2019214
Garry Cliff of Christchurch is a well-known name in New Zealand motorsport. He has been involved in rallying, circuit racing, endurance racing, targa events and there have been some remarkable cars and plenty of success along the way.
Cliff takes up the story and outlines some of his personal highlights. “My first rally was the...
August 7th, 2019188
This year’s Catlins Coast Rally is also the fifth and final round of the Mainland Rally Series with the series overall title and several of the classes still wide open, giving extra edge to the result of the rally this Saturday.
In the drivers overall championship Josh Marston of Christchurch currently leads on 82 points but will...
August 5th, 2019341
The name Stokes is a well-known one in New Zealand rallying and Robbie Stokes and his sister and co-driver Amy of Waikuku are representing the family name to the high standards set by their parents Brian and Anne Stokes before them.
Brian was the New Zealand rally champion in 1985 and 1988 and is still active in the sport while...
July 30th, 2019105
He may have celebrated forty years of rally competition back in 2017 but Dave Jenkins of Gropers Bush near Riverton is not slowing down one bit.
Jenkins will contest the Catlins Coast Rally for the first time since 2015 when the event takes place on Saturday 10 August and he will do so on the back of having won his first ever...
July 24th, 2019289
After taking four years out, Graham McRae of Invercargill will return to competitive rallying in this year’s Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday 10 August.
McRae’s motorsport journey is an interesting one. “I was completely not into motorsport,” he said recently. ”I even got my driver’s licence a little later than most. It...
July 18th, 2019297
Preparations are well advanced for the 2019 Catlins Coast Rally due to be held on Saturday 10 August.
The rally is not only an iconic event for the area but also an iconic rally on the New Zealand motorsport scene with many competitors including Catlins on their ‘rally bucket list’.
Changes are afoot this year with changes to...
July 4th, 2019217
Liam MacDonald secured the Southland Sports Car Club Champions Trophy for a sixth time at the club’s annual prizegiving at Teretonga Park on Monday night.
During the 2018/2019 season MacDonald won the Keith McFadzien Trophy for the Motorkhana Championship and was runner-up in both the Sprint Championship and the overall Clubsport...
May 9th, 2019399
NZ F1600 Champion, Jordan Michels of Invercargill, says he is still “pretty buzzed” after a test in a Toyota Racing Series car at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park in North Waikato last week.
Michels did 75 laps in the TRS car and afterwards described the Tatuus FT-50 as "unreal, I've never driven anything like it before. It is a...
March 25th, 2019510Alex Little of Lower Hutt topped the podium at the conclusion of Round 2 of the NZ Super Truck Championship at Teretonga Park this weekend.
Little, driving a Freightliner Century, won two of the three races and secured 59 points to win the Mobil Delvac Trophy for the second consecutive year while Troy Wheeler of Papakura in a similar...