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  • McCutcheon thrilled to score unexpected podium on 86 debutMcCutcheon thrilled to score unexpected podium on 86 debut
    Matthew McCutcheon certainly made his early imprint on the Toyota 86 championship, claiming a podium in his debut race meeting at Highlands Park last weekend. Now, the Formula Ford-to-86 convert is hoping to continue his strong initial form heading into this weekend’s second round in Christchurch. “I think the first weekend went really well,” McCutcheon… Read more »
  • Lawson still had more pace left in him as FZED smashes Highlands lap recordLawson still had more pace left in him as FZED smashes Highlands lap record
    Despite going over five seconds faster than the official Highlands lap record, Liam Lawson still reckons he could have gone a few seconds quicker in the Rodin FZED. Lawson had the Kiwi-built single-seater on show last weekend, doing a handful of demonstration runs during the lunch break. Friday came with engine dramas, but Lawson posted… Read more »
  • In Images: Speed Works round one at Highlands ParkIn Images: Speed Works round one at Highlands Park
    Have a look at some of the best images from last weekend’s racing at Highlands Motorsport Park. The weekend opened the 2022 Toyota 86 and the nascent Super GT New Zealand championships. All images come courtesy of Neville Bailey. Read more »
  • Robert Wickens set to return to racingRobert Wickens set to return to racing
    Former Indycar driver Robert Wickans is set to get back behind the wheel of a race car, confirming he will take part in the TCR class of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. Three years ago Wickens had a crash a Pocono Raceway that left him with a spinal injury. When he makes his return to… Read more »
  • Byers wins Super GT feature, angry Rollinson taken out of leadByers wins Super GT feature, angry Rollinson taken out of lead
    Amid a whole heap of confusion, Ben Byers won a crash-filled Super GT feature race at Highlands Motorsport Park. But the biggest talking point will be a lap nine crash between erstwhile leader Gene Rollinson and Garry Derrick. Starting well outside the top ten, Rollinson had surged through the field in a matter of laps… Read more »
  • Simon Evans takes second win, moves into the championship leadSimon Evans takes second win, moves into the championship lead
    Simon Evans has taken his second race win of the weekend, to leave Highlands Motorsport park as the Toyota 86 championship leader.  The final race of the weekend ended under safety car after series rookie Sam Cotterill took a sizable hit to the wall with two laps left in the race.  The safety car would… Read more »
  • Penny takes second Toyota 86 win, Murphy’s podium shot goes up in smokePenny takes second Toyota 86 win, Murphy’s podium shot goes up in smoke
    It doesn’t matter how you win them; all that counts is that you do. Well, John Penny can add another Toyota 86 win to his record in a race scheduled for 12 laps, but only really went for two. Two safety car interventions punctuated the second race of the 2022 championship at Highlands Motorsport Park… Read more »
  • Steve Scoles claims win in safety car-affected Super GT raceSteve Scoles claims win in safety car-affected Super GT race
    Steve Scoles is the first official Super GT New Zealand race winner, triumphing in a safety car-affected race at Highlands Motorsport Park. Scoles led the field to the chequered flag under the safety car following incidents for David Rogers and Allan Sargeant late in the race. It was a somewhat unexpected victory for Scoles, who… Read more »
  • First impressions matter: Dion Pitt making an early mark in Toyota 86 seasonFirst impressions matter: Dion Pitt making an early mark in Toyota 86 season
    Like it or not, first impressions do matter. You get only shot at it too, so you better make it count. Dion Pitt certainly did, storming to a podium finish in his first-ever Toyota 86 race. It was a result that shocked him a touch, but it wasn’t any fluke. It was an outcome of… Read more »
  • First Super GT race declared as no resultFirst Super GT race declared as no result
    The inaugural Rodin Cars Super GT race has been declared a no result, with the Highlands affair failing to reach the necessary 75 per cent distance. What was turning into an intriguing battle of speed and strategy between leader Gene Rollinson and second-place Paul Kelly was interrupted when Shane Hodgson crashed heavily on the approach… Read more »
  • Simon Evans wins first Toyota 86 race of the seasonSimon Evans wins first Toyota 86 race of the season
    Simon Evans backed up his earlier pole position with a race win, in the first Toyota 86 race of the weekend at Highlands Motorsport Park.  Justin Allen challenged for the lead off the start line but was unable to get ahead of Evans.  By the halfway point in the race, Evans held a 2.5 second… Read more »
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