5 to watch: Rally Canterbury
As the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ continues its southern adventure with night stages, cool weather forecasts and increasing competition, we take a look at 5 things to keep an eye on this weekend 1. The weather – The forecast for Saturday night in Christchurch is for clear but -2°C › Read more
Martin looks for more speed at Canterbury
Tauranga rally driver Andy Martin is looking to up the pace when round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the Lone Star Rally Canterbury, gets underway this weekend. After a disappointing run at the previous round, Rally Otago, which ended in a shattered driveshaft, the New Zealand › Read more
Holder Building Foundation for Speed
Still buzzing from Otago’s podium finish, Dave Holder is looking forward to the challenge of the roads at this weekend’s Lone Star Rally of Canterbury, the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. However, like everything in life, Holder knows a solid foundation undergirds success, and that › Read more
Stage Previews: Lone Star Rally of Canterbury
Round three of Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ sees the series stay in the South. The first of the one-day rounds of this year championship, the Lone Star Rally Canterbury in association with Joes Garage sees night stages return to the championship and while last year’s event was exclusively forestry, › Read more
Hawkeswood looks for more pace at Canterbury
Auckland rally driver Andrew Hawkeswood is looking for more speed out of his Mazda 2 Maxi car at the next round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the Lone Star Rally Canterbury, this coming weekend. Hawkeswood debuted the car in the NZRC at the previous round, Rally Otago, › Read more
Summerfield looks for more points at home rally
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield is looking to maintain his second place in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ when the third round, the Lone Star Rally Canterbury, gets underway this weekend. Summerfield has generally had a strong run on what is his home event, including an outright rally win in › Read more
Campbell looks for better run at Canterbury
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell is looking for a return to podium speed at round three of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the Lone Star Rally Canterbury, over the weekend. Campbell surprised himself at the opening round of the championship, Rally Whangarei, by setting a string of top three stage › Read more
Canterbury Rally a chance to consolidate for Gilmour
Emma Gilmour has swapped the warmth of Barbados for the wintery, Lone Star Rally of Canterbury dark this weekend, as she prepares her Suzuki Swift Maxi for the event’s two opening night stages on Saturday. Emma returned from competing in 30degC at the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship’s opening round on the Caribbean Island late › Read more
Summerfields Rally behind Cystic Fibrosis
New Zealand’s fastest brother and sister, Matt and Nicole Summerfield, are not only chasing glory with their Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ campaign, they are also raising money to support Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand. At the two rounds of the NZRC to date, the pair have raised in excess › Read more
van Klink looks to maintain perfect score
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink is looking for three wins from three events when the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the Lone Star Rally Canterbury, gets underway this weekend. Driving the Chesters Plumbing Supplies Mazda RX-7, van Klink and co-driver Dave Neill dominated the opening round › Read more
Masons lead rally into darkness
National Rally Championship leader Richard Mason will head the field into darkness on Saturday night when the Lone Star Rally of Canterbury starts with two forest night stages, west of Rangiora. The Christchurch based event is round three of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ and has the › Read more
Rally Canterbury goes West for Westy
Timaru’s Chris West will miss the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, Rally Canterbury, as a result of damage sustained in a massive crash at Rally Otago. West, driving the Andrew Simms Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, headed to the most southern round of the NZRC looking › Read more
Campbell racks up more mileage at Otago
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has put a whole heap of miles under his belt at the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, Rally Otago, over the weekend. In their first season in The Roofing Store Mitsubishi Evo 9, Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro set out to complete › Read more
Van Klink on the pace at Otago
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink has taken his second consecutive round win in this year’s Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ at the Otago Classic Rally over the weekend. Heading into the event, van Klink was considered by many as a front running contender for the prestigious Otago Classic title that › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport repeat winning performance at NZRC Rally Otago
Following last month’s victory at Whangarei – the opening round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by Vinz – four times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason have repeated that performance last weekend at the other end of the country at round 2 – the DriveSouth Rally of Otago. In a › Read more
Measured performance from Holder
Last weekend’s International Rally of Otago saw Dave Holder take his first podium of the season in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ (NZRC). Holder’s measured performance in the Stadium Cars Mitsubishi saw him finish second in only his second outing in a 4WD rally car. After a rather › Read more
Summerfield maintains second in NZRC
The Matt Summerfield Rallisport team have defied the odds to maintain second place in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ after the second round, Rally Otago, over the weekend. An engine failure in the lead up to the event left New Zealand’s fastest brother and sister, Matt and Nicole › Read more
Hawkeswood shows new car’s potential at Otago
The long awaited debut of Andrew Hawkeswood’s Mazda 2 Maxi car in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ has seen the Auckland driver come away with a close fought fourth place finish. Hawkeswood and co-driver Rob Ryan showed the new car’s potential on the very first stage, setting the › Read more
The fast roads used in the Otago Rally proved a handicap for defending Open two-wheel-drive rally champion Hamish Anderson but the Christchurch driver still leads the New Zealand championship series after the opening two rounds. Anderson, round one winner in Whangarei, struggled to out-drive his closest rival, finding the 1600cc powerplant of his older Toyota › Read more
Jansen grabs 3rd at NZRC Rally Otago
Christchurch’s Matt Jansen has re-entered the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship – driven by Vinz [NZRC] in top form as he grabbed a 3rd place finish at this weekend’s DriveSouth Rally of Otago. Matt and new co-driver, the vastly experienced and fellow Cantabrian Rocky Hudson, powered their MITECH WELDERS Subaru through the › Read more
West and Cobham ok after high speed roll
Chris West and Chris Cobham are both “a little sore but ok” following their high speed exit from the Drivesouth Rally of Otago yesterday. The Andrew Simms Mitsubishi  crew rolled 5.2km into the first stage on Sunday morning (the Taireri Beach forest test) after their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X ran wide on a very fast › Read more
Gilmour closer to top result
Dunedin’s Emma Gilmour came tantalizingly close to a rally podium at her home event the Drivesouth Rally of Otago this weekend. Her Suzuki Swift Maxi was achieving its best-yet results and running in second place, before its fuel pump stopped working 2km into stage 12 today, ending Emma and Australian co-driver Ben Atkinson’s rally. “The › Read more
Two from two for Masons
The Masterton husband and wife pairing of Richard and Sara Mason have taken their second round victory in a row after another impressive performance at the Drivesouth Rally of Otago, round two of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. The Masons in their BNT Subaru dominated the event › Read more
Mason class of NZRC field at Otago
Current leader of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, Richard Mason, has been the class of the NZRC field in their BNT Subaru on the opening day of the Drivesouth Otago Rally. Following Mason home were Chris West and Emma Gilmour. Mason and co-driving wife Sara took advantage of › Read more
Summerfields in race against time for Otago Rally
New Zealand’s fastest brother and sister, Matt and Nicole Summerfield, are in a race against time to make it to the start line of round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the Drivesouth Rally Otago, after a major mechanical failure just two days before the start of › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport Drive South for repeat performance at NZRC Rally Otago?
Following last month’s victory at Whangarei – the opening round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by Vinz – four times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason are looking for a repeat performance this weekend at the other end of the country at round 2 – the DriveSouth Rally of Otago. › Read more
Stage Previews – Drivesouth Rally Otago
Round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship – driven by VINZ – is the iconic OtagoRally, which this year runs as a round of the NZRC for the 20th consecutive year. Canterburys Jeff Judd is an experienced driver and co-driver having rallied all over New Zealand and Internationally, we asked ‘Juddy’ to help › Read more
Anderson hopes to break Dunedin jinx
Christchurch rally driver Hamish Anderson is hoping to break his Rally Otago jinx and cross the finish line of the two-day national championship event this weekend. Anderson is the early leader in the New Zealand two-wheel-drive rally championship and his first priority is to get to the end of Rally Otago. Bad luck and misfortune has › Read more
Holder realistic for Otago Rally
A steady as she goes approach will be the focus for young rally driver David Holder at the International Rally of Otago this weekend, as he aims to gain further experience in what will be only his second event in a four wheel drive (4wd) rally car. The rally doubles as the second round of › Read more
Jansen back in NZ Rally Championship in 2014 at Otago
Christchurch’s Matt Jansen is back in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship – driven by Vinz [NZRC], and will start his driving involvement at this weekend’s Drivesouth Rally of Otago. Matt was at the opening round at Whangarei last month as part of the service crew for one of his sponsors – › Read more
5 minutes with Matt Summerfield….
Canterbury driver Matt Summerfield has had a great start to the 2014 championship and is second in the points standings after finishing second overall at the opening round VINZ Rally Whangarei. This was Matt and co-driver (and sister) Nicole’s best NZRC result to date and a great reward for the small family team from Rangiora. › Read more
Hawkeswood brings Mazda back to front of rally field
For the first time in more than 15 years, a Mazda will return to the premier class of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ when Andrew Hawkeswood’s Mazda 2 Maxi makes its NZRC debut at Rally Otago this weekend. Hawkeswood, widely regarded as New Zealand’s most spectacular rally driver, › Read more
Campbell looks for more of the same at Otago
After a promising start to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, Tauranga’s Phil Campbell is looking for more of the same at this weekend’s Rally Otago. Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro went to the opening round at Whangarei keen to learn their new The Roofing Store Mitsubishi Evo 9 › Read more
Van Klink set to take on the stars
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink will take on some of the world’s best rally drivers at round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ as the event encompasses the renowned Otago Classic Rally. While the event is round two of the NZRC, van Klink’s attention is really on the › Read more
Emma Gilmour excited about her home event
There is nothing like competing in your home rally, especially when you are debuting your radical home-built Suzuki, which is sporting some exciting new componentry. Come the weekend (May 10 – 11) and this is exactly what Dunedin’s Emma Gilmour will be doing as the 15-stage, 280km Drivesouth Rally of Otago begins on the roads around › Read more
Southern challenge awaits Championship field
Balancing speed with risk is the challenge according to championship leader Richard Mason as the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ heads to the rolling hills and forest tracks of the Drivesouth Rally of Otago next weekend. The two day event contested over 283 kilometers of special stages is › Read more
Cox has podium finish in his sights
After an impressive finish at Rally Whangarei winning leg 2, Sloan Cox is looking to continue that success at Rally Otago, Round 2 of the New Zealand Rally Championship. Rally Otago is an iconic rally that attracts international drivers and after missing the event last season Cox is looking forward to getting back onto Otago’s › Read more
NZRC Update: Between the rallies
One week out from the Drivesouth Rally Otago, round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, catchup with our summary of all the championship news between events. Joining the field for round 2 is the 2012 National Junior champion Matt Jansen. The Canterbury driver will be joined by › Read more

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