Central Otago will become V8 central in late January, as a
variety of series centred around V8s will converge at
Highlands Motorsport Park.
While former Grand Prix motocross star Josh Coppins has seen
many of the sport's great tracks, he has not yet tackled Lee
Persistent rain marred Dunedin karter Josh Bethune's first
international racing foray at the17th annual SuperKarts USA
(SKUSA) SuperNationals meeting in Las Vegas last week.
As the Southern Motocross Series nears its final round of
five on Saturday in Balclutha, Otago riders are dominating
Helping to alleviate any motor racing withdrawal symptoms in
Central Otago after the Highlands 101, the ITM 500 Auckland
V8 Supercars event, is bringing its road show to Cromwell's
race track next Thursday.
Getting his leg caught in a fellow rider's rear wheel and
being dragged for about 25m was not the way Scott Columb
wanted to end his second race meeting since knee surgery six
In typical southern style, Otago drivers are leaving it to
the last minute to get their entries in for the Otago Sports
Car Club's Whare Flat Rallysprint, near Dunedin, tomorrow.
Geoff Clear can't decide whether the saying should be changed
from ''like father like son[s], to like sons like father''
when it comes to car racing in his family.
Winning the feature endurance race - the just over three-hour
Highlands 101 - at his own track yesterday was a fitting end
to the weekend for Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony
For Dunedin's Allan Dippie and Invercargill's Scott O'Donnell
it was a case of almost close enough to win the South Island
Endurance Series (SIES) three-hour category.
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