Championship the goal for van Klink at Goldrush
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink heads to the penultimate round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the VINZ Goldrush Rally Coromandel, looking to wrap up a second NZRC historic championship. 2012 saw van Klink wrap up his first national title in the Chesters Plumbing Group B Mazda RX-7 but › Read more
Martin looks for good run at Whitianga
Tauranga’s Andy Martin is looking forward to a strong run at the penultimate round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the VINZ Goldrush Rally Coromandel. Since the last round of the championship, Rally Wairarapa at the end of June, Martin and co-driver Matt Hayward contested their home rally, the Tauranga › Read more
Cunningham aims for strong result at Coromandel
Clint Cunningham heads to the penultimate round of both the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ and the Rally Xtreme Challenge, the VINZ Goldrush Rally of Coromandel, looking for a strong result. The 2014 season has been up and down to date for West Auckland’s Cunningham and co-driver Greg Ruka › Read more
Special Stage Guide: VINZ Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel
Round five of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ sees crews head for new territory with the VINZ Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel, with rallying returning to the peninsula for the first time in 30 years on Saturday August 23.New roads create an even playing field for all, and › Read more
All new challenge awaits rally teams on Coromandel Peninsula
Competitors in the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, face an all new challenge for round 5, the VINZ Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel. The Whitianga based event is a new addition to the championship and will be contested over 135 kilometres of gravel roads on the Coromandel Peninsula. › Read more
News briefs – between the rounds
Its been a 6 week break since the last round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, providing a small break in the season for teams. There has still been plenty happening in the local rally scene, we catchup with some of the news. Campbell takes maiden win on › Read more
Paddon and Kennard hold on for solid finish in Finland
New Zealand’s leading rally drivers Hayden Paddon and John Kennard didn’t let a power steering issue stop them from finishing Neste Oil Rally Finland, holding on for a solid eighth place in their third FIA World Rally Championship event with Hyundai Motorsport. The popular Kiwi pair enjoyed their most competitive rally to date in the › Read more
Paddon and Kennard continue improving in Finland
Top Kiwi rally pairing Hayden Paddon and John Kennard have continued their strong performance during the third day of Neste Oil Rally Finland and now hold sixth place overall with just one short day of the event left to run. The Kiwis are contesting their third event with Hyundai Motorsport in the 2014 FIA World Rally › Read more
Positive progress for Paddon and Kennard in Finland
Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, New Zealand’s only competitors in the FIA World Rally Championship, have moved up the leader-board to hold seventh place overall after day two of Neste Oil Rally Finland. Competing in their third event with Hyundai Motorsport, Paddon and Kennard started Friday’s nine special stages with two very competitive, fourth-quickest times then › Read more
Waterways Super Special Stage brings rally action into Whitianga
An afternoon spectator Super Special Stage will bring the spectacular action of rallying into the township of Whitianga for the VINZ Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel on Saturday 23rd August. The Super Special Stage will be run on a 1.17 kilometre tarmac course alongside the Whitianga Waterways on Joan Gaskell Drive. Competitors will contest the › Read more
Rally Nation: Rally Wairarapa TV Coverage this Sunday
TV3, 4.00pm this Sunday (13th July)- tune into see all the highlights from the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa, round four of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. Join hosts, motorsport commentator Clint Brown and rally driver Glenn Inkster for a one hour review of the Masteron based event. › Read more
VINZ back Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel
  The newest event on the national rally calendar will officially be known as the VINZ Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel, with the announcement today of Vehicle Inspection New Zealand (VINZ) as title sponsor of the Whitianga based event on Saturday 23rd August. VINZ is a leading supplier of vehicle inspection and certification in New › Read more
The Masons – The statistics…
Last weekend Richard & Sara Mason wrote their names into the history books of NZ rallying with a record fifth national rally title. The Masons are without a doubt a class act in NZ rallying and over the course of those five titles have set an amazing string of stats through ultra-consistent performances. With the › Read more
Summerfield puts more points on the board
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has struggled to a solid fifth place finish at round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa. Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole headed to the Masterton based event looking to recover from a disastrous Rally Canterbury where the pair suffered › Read more
Campbell shows his speed at Wairarapa
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell was again putting himself amongst New Zealand rallyings finest at round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa over the weekend. Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro headed to the event hoping to increase their speed to put them in podium › Read more
All the silverware for van Klink
Marcus van Klink has overcome the threat of a misfire to take all the available trophies at the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa, the fourth round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. Driving the Chesters Plumbing Supplies Group B Mazda RX-7, van Klink and co-driver Dave Neill headed to › Read more
Holder Overcomes Wairarapa Challenges
Just getting to last weekend’s Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa was a mission for Mt Maunganui based rally driver Dave Holder, but it turns out that was only the beginning of the challenges the Stadium Cars Mitsubishi team would face over the course of the event. With the engine rebuild after the previous round being sorted › Read more
Lucky escape for Anderson
Christchurch based rally driver Hamish Anderson had a lucky escape at Rally Wairarapa on Saturday when his Toyota Levin slid into a ditch on the opening stage. He was only able to continue after spectators pulled his stricken car back onto the road. Anderson and co-driver Sarah Brennan still managed to come home second in › Read more
NZRC finished for Gilmour
Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour has not ended her national championship season in a way she envisaged, rolling out of the Trusthouse Racetech Rally of Wairarapa in the second stage yesterday.  Click here to see the photos She and co-driver Ben Atkinson were thankfully unhurt and although Emma’s Suzuki Swift Maxi was only superficially damaged, › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport win record fifth NZ Rally Championship
Four wins from four starts mean that four times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason are now FIVE times champions, after a record breaking win at last weekend’s Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa. Richard now stands alone as the most successful driver in the 38 year history of the New Zealand Rally Championship with › Read more
Gallery: Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa
The 2014 Trusthouse Racetech Rally of Wairarapa was an event full of colour, excitement and celebration with the Mason Motorsport team securing the 2014 title. Check out the gallery of pics covering all the action here: http://www.nzrallychampionship.co.nz/photos/ › Read more
Masons the class of New Zealand rallying
The Masterton husband and wife pairing of Richard and Sara Mason have created New Zealand Rallying history by winning todays Trusthouse Racetech Rally of Wairarapa. The victory on home roads, secured the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, a record fifth National rally title for Richard. The Mason’s produced › Read more
Spectacular exit for Gilmour
Dunedin’s Emma Gilmour and co-driver Ben Atkinson have unfortunately had a spectacular ending to their Wairapara Rally rolling out of the event on special stage 2. Both Emma and Ben are ok, but a disappointing ending to their event after being fourth fastest in the opening stage. Check out the photo sequence below caught on › Read more
Rally Wairarapa Midday Update: Mason leads
Masterton driver Richard Mason holds the advantage at midday in the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa, round 4 of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ.  A dominant start to the rally with fastest time in the opening 33 kilometre test, 49.6 seconds quicker than Nelson’s Ben Hunt gave Richard the › Read more
Paddon and Kennard make solid start in Poland
The New Zealand crew of Hayden Paddon and John Kennard have started strongly in their first attempt at Lotos Rally Poland, joining their Hyundai Motorsport teammates in the top seven overall after the event’s first day of competition. Competing in just their second event as the Hyundai Motorsport N entry in the 2014 FIA World › Read more
Holder gets green light for Wairarapa
With the uncertainty of competing in the fourth round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) driven by VINZ now behind Dave Holder, it is reality and excitement that is now overtaking the team in the lead up to Rally Wairarapa this weekend. It was always going to be a tough › Read more
Record fifth title on the line at home rally
Masterton based rally driver Richard Mason has the opportunity to create history at his home rally this weekend, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally of Wairarapa. Mason holds a 68 point lead after three wins from three starts in the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, and only needs a third › Read more
Critical rally for Anderson
Christchurch based rally driver Hamish Anderson heads to the Wairarapa this weekend with the chance of securing back-to-back championship titles. Anderson and co-driver Sarah Brennan are currently leading the Open two-wheel drive category of the national series and another class win could wrap up their title defense with two rounds to spare. With their closest rival, › Read more
Martin looking forward to Wairarapa
Tauranga’s Andy Martin is looking forward to tackling another new event to him, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa, which is round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. Martin and co-driver Matt Hayward took their maiden win in the Historic class of the NZRC at the previous round, › Read more
Stage Previews: Trusthouse Racetech Rally of Wairarapa
This year’s Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa moves from last year’s October slot that created plenty of issues with dust and into a more traditional June date to form round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ on June 28. For the second season in a row, the event › Read more
Campbell looks to up the pace at Wairarapa
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell is looking to improve on his impressive speed when round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ hits the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa. In their first season in a four-wheel drive car, Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro have recorded some impressive results including podium speed › Read more
Big battle looms for van Klink at Wairarapa
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink is expecting a big battle for the Malcolm Stewart Classic Rally title that runs as part of the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa, which is also round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, this weekend. Despite crashing out of the previous round, Rally Canterbury, › Read more
Summerfield aims to regain second at Wairarapa
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield is looking for a strong result to regain his second place in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ at the fourth round, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa. Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole recorded a career best result at the opening round of the championship, Rally Whangarei, › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport expected to cruise through NZRC Rally Wairarapa….Yeah Right
Three wins from three starts mean that four times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason can win the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship – driven by Vinz [NZRC] at this weekend’s Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa. The Masterton Flyers now hold a massive 68 point lead at the halfway mark › Read more
Stunning Peninsula roads for Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel
A new challenge awaits rally competitors with the ‘Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel’ taking to the roads around the Peninsula on Saturday 23rd August. Based at the seaside town of Whitianga, the Gold Rush Rally is a new addition to the national rally calendar and hosts the fifth round of the 2014 Brian Green Property › Read more
Flying Kiwi Gilmour jets to Washington
It would be fair to say Kiwi rally driver Emma Gilmour is clocking up some serious air points this year as she jets away again this week to the United States to race. The Dunedin-based Suzuki dealership owner is heading to Washington, DC, where she will compete in the third round of the Red Bull Global › Read more
Summerfield wins iconic rallysprint
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has battled tough weather conditions and a new car to take a popular victory at the iconic Ashley Forest Rallysprint, something the 22-year old claims as a dream come true.  Born and bred in Rangiora, the town on the edge of the Ashley Forest, Summerfield has long dreamed of victory on the › Read more
Paddon values learning from Hyundai WRC debut in Italy
New Zealand’s top rally drivers Hayden Paddon and John Kennard successfully completed the final day of Rally Italia Sardegna, taking a top five stage time and finishing their debut rally with Hyundai Motorsport in 12th place overall. While the results spoke volumes of Paddon’s determination and mature approach, as well as the team’s hard work › Read more
Paddon learns and improves on Hyundai WRC debut
Having driven steadily and sensibly in the opening three Saturday stages at Rally Italia Sardegna, Hayden Paddon and John Kennard had to stop part-way through the final stage to avoid further damage to their misfiring engine. On their debut event with Hyundai Motorsport in the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship, Paddon and Kennard are focused on › Read more
Emma makes X Games Semis
Avoiding the carnage around her, New Zealand’s Emma Gilmour has stormed through to an incredible Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) semi finals result at the X Games in Austin, Texas this weekend. Competing as the sole female, due to the non-appearance of Australian drifter Sarah Burgess, Emma became the first woman to ever compete › Read more
Martin survives tough day for debut win
Andy Martin has recorded his first class win in only his third ever event in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ after a somewhat challenging Rally Canterbury over the weekend. Martin and co-driver Matt Hayward headed to the third round of the NZRC full of confidence after their New › Read more
Holder Rewarded at Canterbury Rally
Mt Maunganui based rally driver David Holder was rewarded for his resolve to drive consistently with a solid third place overall at last weekend’s Lone Star Rally of Canterbury, which doubled as the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) powered by VINZ.  Both the Saturday night and the › Read more
Disappointment for Summerfield at home
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield discovered just what a cruel sport rallying can be at the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, Rally Cantebury, over the weekend. Sitting second in the NZRC standings prior to the weekend, Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole were looking forward to securing a › Read more
Campbell back on the pace at Canterbury
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has recorded his best result of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ after a strong performance at round three, Rally Canterbury, over the weekend. Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro headed to the event after a tough Rally Otago, where car problems and illness kept them › Read more
Small component failure bring premature end to Jansen’s NZRC season
The failure of a small $50 engine part has brought a premature end to Christchurch’s Matt Jansen’s participation in this year’s Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship – driven by Vinz [NZRC]. Matt and co-driver, the vastly experienced and fellow Cantabrian Rocky Hudson, were powering their MITECH WELDERS Subaru through to the high-speed › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport make it three from three with victory at NZRC Rally Canterbury
Four times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason continued their domination of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship -driven by Vinz [NZRC] with a third straight victory at last weekend’s Lone Star Rally of Canterbury. In another measured, clinical display that ranged from driving to survive the treacherous muddy › Read more
Another win puts title in sight
Another class win at his home rally has put Christchurch driver Hamish Anderson in a commanding position to retain his Open two-wheel-drive rally championship title. Anderson and co-driver Sarah Brennan drove a tactical rally to ensure they scored maximum championship points and head back to the North Island for the next event with one hand already › Read more
Disappointing rally of Canterbury for Gilmour
The 2014 Lone Star Rally of Canterbury was one to forget for Emma Gilmour, with engine issues ending her event early. She and Australian co-driver Ben Atkinson began this weekend’s third round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ in the dark on Saturday night. Unfortunately, the Suzuki Swift › Read more
Masons make it three from three
The Masterton pairing of Richard and Sara Mason have taken the honours in the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ to make it three wins from three championship starts. The Masons in their BNT Subaru Impreza mastered the icy North Canterbury roads to win the Lone › Read more
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
Top field for 2014 Rally of Otago
An impressive field of 88 competitors will line up for next month’s International Rally of Otago, with some of the rallying’s biggest names taking part, including 1994 World Champion, Didier Auriol, from France. The 44-car field for round two of the Brian Green Property Group New  Zealand Rally Championship component of the event is headed › Read more
Rally Nation: Rally Whangarei TV Coverage this weekend
TV3, 2.30pm this Sunday (April 27th)- tune into see all the highlights from Rally Whangarei, the opening round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. An event full of action and drama, amongst the backdrop of the fast and spectacular Northland roads. The show will also be repeated › Read more
Holder sets the bar high
Looking back five years ago, Mt Maunganui rally driver David Holder could be found watching some of his New Zealand rally heroes in awe….  Now he is challenging those same heroes for the rally lead. Heading into VINZ International Rally of Whangarei last weekend, Holder had very realistic expectations of his abilities given that he › Read more
Cunningham has tough start to season
RCK Contractors Rally Team driver Clint Cunningham’s hopes of a reliable start to the season were unfortunately dashed at the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, Rally Whangarei, held over the weekend. The team spent the off season fully rebuilding the car in the hopes of › Read more
Campbell on the pace in 4WD debut
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has made an impressive debut in The Roofing Store Mitsubishi Evo 9 at the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ over the weekend, where only a mechanical problem robbed him of an almost certain podium finish. Campbell came into the event realistic in › Read more
Lucky win for Anderson
A broken electrical wire almost cost Christchurch driver Hamish Anderson a successful start to the defense of his two-wheel-drive New Zealand rally title last weekend, but a makeshift effort got the car to the finish line and he scored maximum points in the process. The drama began towards the end of the second day of › Read more
Perfect start to the season for Van Klink
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink has made the perfect start to his 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ campaign after scoring a full haul of points at the opening round, Rally Whangarei, over the weekend. After a season dogged by mechanical problems last year, a full rebuild over the off-season › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport (finally) win NZRC Rally Whangarei
By winning last weekend’s opening round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by Vinz, the Vinz International Rally of Whangarei, four times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason have finally filled an annoying gap in their trophy cabinet. Until now Whangarei has been the only major rally on the national championship › Read more
Speed rewards Cox with day 2 win
Rally Whangarei gave a mixed bag of results for the Cox Motorsport Team. The opening stage started off great with Cox recording the second fastest stage time by only 0.4 seconds to Mason. Stage two saw this all change with the Taslo Engineering Mitsubishi Evo X leaving the road, resulting in the team having to › Read more
2014 VINZ Rally Whangarei – Gallery
The stunning weather and fast pace, made for some fantastic images from round 1 of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. Check out the action caught on camera by our photographer Euan Cameron over the course of the weekend. Full gallery here: http://www.nzrallychampionship.co.nz/photos/   Dave Strong kicking up the › Read more
Tough weekend at Whangarei for Emma
“Character-building” is how Emma Gilmour has described her trying weekend competing in the two-day VINZ International Rally of Whangarei – the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC). Although, despite the varying issues she and Australian co-driver Ben Atkinson encountered over the 14 special stages, they recorded six, top five stage › Read more
Masons win titanic Whangarei Rally battle
The Masterton pairing of Richard and Sara Mason have taken victory in the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ.  The Masons were pushed all the way by a number of new challenges over the two days of the VINZ Rally Whangarei, held in dry, dusty and › Read more
VINZ Rally Whangarei: Five to watch…
The countdown is on with only one day until the start of the opening round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. Every year the first round springs a few surprises, below are our tips for five things to keep an eye out for this weekend…. 1. Richard › Read more

Upcoming Events

 
  1. Rnd1 | DriveSouth Rally of Otago

    April 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - April 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+12
  2. Rnd2 | International Rally of Whangarei

    May 8, 2020 @ 7:00 am - May 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+12
  3. Rnd3 | 2020 South Canterbury Rally

    June 20, 2020
  4. Rnd 4 | Rally Hawkes Bay

    July 25, 2020

ABOUT THE NZRC

 
The New Zealand Rally Championship is this country’s premier nationwide rally championship. It attracts New Zealand’s best drivers to compete in numerous categories for the prestigious MotorSport New Zealand-sanctioned rally championship titles. In 2019, there are six NZRC rounds, each with a unique character reflecting the diverse regions – from Northland to Otago.

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