5min with Donald Welsh
Some of you will know Donald, some will have seen him and wondered whats with the hat, but everyone will know the smile and enthusiasm that he brings to the sport as a volunteer. We sat down with Donald and got some insights into what he does on, and off events. A lot of us › Read more
5min with the CHAMP
After Canterbury, and the little excursion into the Christmas Trees, was there any extra pressure for the team coming into Gisborne? I’d be lying if I denied it… so yes there was pressure there. Ultimately we needed to score a good result at Gisborne to keep the championship hopes alive, so I was feeling a › Read more
Cox returns to contest full championship
The Cox Motorsport team are pleased to announce that international co-driver Malcolm Read, based in Hamilton, will co-drive for Sloan Cox for the 2016 New Zealand Rally Championship. Cox will be piloting the Taslo Engineering Mitsubishi Evo X and the pair are gearing up for a successful championship with the aim of consistent podium finishes and overall rally › Read more
Gilmour looking for positive start to 2016
Emma Gilmour means to start the six-round 2016 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship the way she ended last year’s season – by winning stages. New Zealand’s top female rally driver will be running her compact but convincingly fast 1600cc Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift Maxi again, which was reaching its true › Read more
Subaru offers Hunt a WRX STI NR4 for 2016
Subaru of New Zealand has offered 2015 New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) winner Ben Hunt the ultimate reward for his victory – the use of a brand-new Subaru WRX STi NR4. Subaru of New Zealand is truly invigorated about continuing its support of talented Kiwi rally drivers. Five-time national rally champion Richard Mason, one of › Read more
Podium for Gilmour at Wairarapa
Emma Gilmour’s season came together in a rewarding way today, when she finished third in the Trusthouse Racetech Daybreaker Rally Wairarapa and recorded a string of fast stage times. Over the eight stages in the Manawatu and Wairarapa districts, Emma’s Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift was in the top three on six occasions, which › Read more
Summerfield claims maiden NZRC round win
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has finished his 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship campaign in perfect fashion with his first NZRC round win at the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa to also claim third for the overall championship. Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole made a bold decision to run first on the road which › Read more
Campbell looks to round out solid season at Wairarapa
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell heads to the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, this weekend’s Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa, looking to challenge for another top result. The 2015 season has been a standout season for Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro, with a string of podium finishes that has seen the › Read more
Holder looks to thank supporters at Wairarapa
Mount Maunganui rally driver David Holder will be looking to reward his supporters with a strong result at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa. In what has been a tough season for the 26-year old, Holder has struggled to make the start line › Read more
Conservative not an option for van Klink
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink heads to the weekend’s Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa with a solid lead in the Historic category of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, but won’t let that stop him chasing glory. Needing only to finish to claim the title, many would excuse van Klink for taking a conservative › Read more
Another strong finish for Campbell
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has once again bagged a solid haul of points at the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel, round five of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, held over the weekend. Campbell headed to the round looking to repeat last year’s round win at the Whitianga based event and felt the first › Read more
Holder makes successful NZRC return
Mount Maunganui’s David Holder has made a superb return to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship with a podium finish at the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel. In his first event with co-driver Jason Farmer, Holder promised a conservative start but by the time he returned to the first service, had moved into › Read more
Summerfield banks solid points at Coromandel‏
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has secured another consistent finish at the weekend’s Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel, coming home fourth to leave him well in contention for third place in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole came to the event looking to avenge an off-form run at last year’s › Read more
Gilmour’s Vantage Suzuki shows pace at Coromandel‏
Two second fastest stage times at today’s Mahindra Gold Rush Rally Coromandel were encouraging recognitions of the speed Emma Gilmour’s Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift is able to achieve. Although a failed master switch in stage four meant an overall result was not possible, Emma has many positives to take away from her first › Read more
Summerfield looks to avenge Coromandel demons
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield is looking to avenge the demons of 2014 when the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship returns to Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel for the penultimate round this weekend. Last year, Summerfield was held back by niggling car problems for the majority of the day, but was able to avoid trouble › Read more
Coromandel challenge lies ahead for Van Klink
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink heads to this weekend’s Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel with little pressure on his shoulders in his pursuit for a third historic title in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. A near-dream run in the Chesters Plumbing Supplies Mazda RX-7 to date this season has seen van Klink open › Read more
Campbell looks for Coromandel repeat
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell is looking for a repeat result when the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship returns to Whitianga this weekend for the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel, which last year saw Campbell takes his first NZRC round win. Campbell heads to Coromandel full of confidence, having taken his second consecutive victory on › Read more
Rally Coromandel a first for Gilmour
After a decade in the driver’s seat, there are not many rallies in New Zealand that Dunedin’s Emma Gilmour hasn’t done but this Saturday’s Mahindra Gold Rush Rally Coromandel will be one of them. “I am really looking forward to doing the Coromandel Rally for the first time. It’s a direct repeat of last year’s › Read more
Tough weekend for Cox
FUCHS Rally Gisborne proved to be a tough event for Sloan Cox finishing 6th overall in his first rally in over 15 months. Although the Taslo Engineering Mitsubishi Evo X rally car felt better to drive than ever before, Cox struggled to get into the groove and realised early on that his own pace notes › Read more
Heartbreak for Campbell at Gisborne
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has come away from the fourth round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Fuchs Rally Gisborne, gutted but looking at the positives after a problem half way through the opening stage saw his rally over before it had begun. Campbell headed to the event sitting second in the › Read more
Cunningham progresses at Gisborne
West Auckland rally driver Clint Cunningham has come away from the fourth round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Fuchs Rally Gisborne, having made progress despite a challenging day. Cunningham came into the event looking for a clean run in the RCK Contractors Mitsubishi Evo 8 Proto car to continue to › Read more
van Klink continues strong run at Gisborne
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink has recorded another top result at round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Fuchs Rally Gisborne, not only topping the Historic standings but also coming home as the top two-wheel drive and eighth overall. Heading into the event, van Klink was looking to continue his best › Read more
Hawkeswood back on the podium at Gisborne
Andrew Hawkeswood has returned to the podium with third place at the fourth round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Fuchs Rally Gisborne, over the weekend. A string of niggling problems over the past season and a half have seen Hawkeswood frustrated and a spin in the opening stage saw him › Read more
Gilmour finishes in top five at Gisborne
Finishing the tough, four-stage Fuchs Rally of Gisborne in fifth was a satisfying result for Dunedin’s Emma Gilmour. Her Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift performed admirably over the nearly two hours of competitive driving in the event, which welcomed the return of classic rally stages including Motu, Whakarau, and Raukaroa to national competition. “Our › Read more
Holder to get new perspective at Gisborne
Mt Maunganui rally driver David Holder will get a new outlook on rallying at the Fuchs Rally Gisborne, round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, this weekend when he lines up in the co-driver’s seat alongside good mate Jono Shapley. Holder began the season chasing the dream of being a › Read more
Gilmour targeting another strong finish in Gisborne‏
Emma Gilmour intends to start the second half of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship the way she finished the first half – challenging the leaders in her Vantage Suzuki Swift. She and Australian co-driver Anthony McLoughlin will be aiming to better the Class 1 podium they achieved at last month’s Lone › Read more
Cox returns to championship at Gisborne
Cox Motorsport are eagerly looking forward to this weekend’s Gisborne Rally where 23 year old Sloan Cox returns to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Cox is pairing up for the first time with experienced co-driver Erin Kyle and the pair are aiming to record a top result. After missing the opening › Read more
Van Klink looks to continue strong form
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink is looking to continue his strong form at round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Fuchs Rally Gisborne, this weekend. His best ever start to a season has seen van Klink score 108 of a possible 118 points in the NZRC historic championship driving the Chesters › Read more
Big effort sees Summerfield return for Gisborne
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield will return to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship at round four, Fuchs Rally Gisborne. The team suffered a rollover at the previous round, Lone Star Rally Canterbury, but a big effort by the team to rebuild the Castrol Edge Subaru means that they line up to tackle some › Read more
Campbell aims for another top result at Gisborne
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell is looking for another top results to keep him amongst the top runners of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship at the fourth round, Fuchs Rally Gisborne, which runs this weekend. In just his second season in a four-wheel drive car, Campbell has proved himself as a leading contender › Read more
Top weekend at home for Van Klink
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink has recorded another class win on his home event, the Lone Star Rally Canterbury, round three of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship over the weekend. The event in the past is one that has not treated van Klink well, including slipping off the road in the dark › Read more
Campbell cements championship spot at Canterbury
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has secured his spot near the front of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship after the third round, Lone Star Rally Canterbury which was held over the weekend. Campbell headed to the event sitting second in the NZRC standings after his best ever start to the championship season, including › Read more
Gilmour third in class at Canterbury Rally
It was with a huge smile and big thanks to her team that Dunedin’s Emma Gilmour finished the Lone Star Rally of Canterbury third in Class 1 in her Vantage Suzuki Swift Maxi. Her relief and gratitude were well warranted as despite some strong performances on legs of rallies recently, the Suzuki has had a › Read more
Summerfield takes positives from home rally
Rangiora rally driver Matt Summerfield is taking the positives from one of the toughest events in his rallying career, the Lone Star Rally Canterbury, round three of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, over the weekend. Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole entered their home event full of confidence off their first ever › Read more
Greg Murphy finds rallying contagious
The Lone Star Canterbury Rally threw up its challenges for Kiwi motor racing legend Greg Murphy, but he found the whole experience ‘quite contagious’. Murphy made his rallying debut in the third round of the New Zealand Rally Championship, held in the Okuku and Ashley Forests north of Christchurch over the weekend. Driving in the › Read more
Focus on finishing for Gilmour
Emma Gilmour has one main goal in sight at this weekend’s Lone Star Rally of Canterbury – the finish flags at the end of the ten stages. She and Australian co-driver Anthony McLoughlin will be doing their utmost to bring the Vantage Suzuki Swift Maxi home in one piece, trailing a string of competitive times › Read more
Summerfield looks for top result on home soil
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield is looking to continue his superb form to date into the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Lone Star Rally Canterbury. The event is Summerfield’s home rally, with the service park based in his home town of Rangiora and half of the events stages are based › Read more
Home rally awaits van Klink
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink heads to his home rally keen to avenge last year’s result at the Lone Star Rally Canterbury, round three of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, this weekend. Both van Klink and co-driver Dave Neill have made a dream start to the NZRC, opening up a solid lead › Read more
Campbell looks for points at Canterbury
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell heads to the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Lone Star Rally Canterbury, looking for another solid haul of points. Currently sitting second in the NZRC standings after topping the four-wheel drive class at Rally Otago, Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro head to the Christchurch-based event › Read more
Top result for Van Klink at Otago
  Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink has recorded a fantastic runner up in the Otago Classic Rally, which also doubled as round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, over the weekend. A star studded line up saw van Klink and co-driver Dave Neill facing opposition from current World Rally Championship star › Read more
Disappointing early end to Otago rally for Gilmour
  Emma Gilmour’s Rally of Otago ended disappointingly early on the first day of the event this weekend. Her Vantage Suzuki Swift Maxi got caught out going around a corner on the first stage, losing grip on some pine needles and sledging sideways into a tree. The underside of the car also unfortunately made contact with › Read more
Summerfield looks at what may have been
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has been left looking at what might have been at the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Drivesouth Otago Rally. Sitting second in the NZRC standings after the opening round, Summerfield was left frustrated when a broken head stud in the engine lead to a › Read more
Dream result at Otago for Campbell
  Tauranga rally driver Phil Campbell has recorded a dream result at the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Drivesouth Otago Rally, coming home second overall and claiming top points in the four-wheel drive category. Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro headed to the southern-most championship round third in › Read more
Van Klink ready for the big one
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink feels prepared for the this weekend’s Otago Classic Rally, which also doubles as the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. The Otago event is the star classic rallying event in New Zealand, regularly attracting overseas stars to take on the best in the country. 2012 › Read more
Campbell looks for consistency at Otago
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell heads to the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship looking for an increase in consistency to back up the best start to a championship campaign in his career. Changes made to the specification of the car over the off-season plus a full season in a four-wheel › Read more
Changes for Hawkeswood prior to Otago
Auckland Rally driver Andrew Hawkeswood and his team have been flat out since the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally Whangarei, with plenty of preparation and modification being done prior to this week’s Drivesouth Rally Otago. For Hawkeswood, the opening round of the NZRC was trying at best › Read more
Summerfield looks for more points at Otago
    Rangiora rally driver Matt Summerfield is looking to continue his dream start to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship at the second round of the series, Drivesouth Rally Otago, which runs this weekend. Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole come to the second round sitting in second place after a stunning › Read more
Bring on Gilmour’s home event
  Rallying on home turf is always a welcome occasion and Dunedin driver Emma Gilmour is looking forward to building on the early-season speed she has found in her Vantage Suzuki Swift Maxi, at this weekend’s Rally of Otago. She and Brisbane-based co-driver Anthony McLoughlin finished third on the second day of the International Rally › Read more
Tough run for Hawkeswood at Whangarei
  Andrew Hawkeswood has endured a trying weekend at the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship after a roll-over and a misfire hamstrung his efforts. Hawkeswood headed to the event with a new engine configuration and looking to score some solid points while his new Mazda 2 is under › Read more
Top start to season for Van Klink
  Marcus van Klink has made the perfect start to his Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship with a dominant victory on the opening round, Rally Whangarei. Defending his historic championship in the Chesters Plumbing Mazda RX-7, van Klink faced strong opposition from former New Zealand Rally Champion Brian Stokes but stamped his › Read more
Campbell makes solid start at Whangarei
  Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has recorded a solid finish at the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally Whangarei. Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro headed to round one confident with their speed and after a conservative start on Friday night, the pair laid down some impressive stage times to › Read more
Major setback for Holder at Whangarei
  Mount Maunganui Rally driver David Holder has suffered a major setback in his 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship campaign, after a heavy crash ended an impressive run at the opening round, Rally Whangarei. Joined by stand-in co-driver Rob Scott for the event, Holder took the opportunity to write his own › Read more
Dream start for Summerfield
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has made a dream start to his campaign in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, banking a solid third place finish in Rally Whangarei. The off-season saw Summerfield move to a new Subaru and with no chance to test the car, headed to Whangarei looking for a solid finish. The › Read more
Gilmour has solid start to season
Dunedin’s Emma Gilmour ended leg two of the International Rally of Whangarei in third place today in her Suzuki Swift Maxi. It was a welcome boost after a tiny part broke off the alternator at the start of special stage nine on leg one yesterday. It left the Suzuki’s battery unable to hold the charge and › Read more
Cunningham plays the long game at Whangarei
Plenty of changes inside the Clinton Cunningham Rallysport team will see Clint Cunningham looking at the long term goal when the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship gets underway this weekend with Rally Whangarei. Cunningham will make his competitive debut in the team’s new Mitsubishi Lancer ‘Proto’ car, which is styled like a › Read more
Campbell looks to step up pace for 2015
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell heads to the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally Whangarei, this weekend looking to step up his impressive 2014 pace. The second half of the season in 2014 saw some impressive results, including a maiden championship round win, despite running The Roofing Store Mitsubishi in › Read more
Title number three the goal for Van Klink
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink heads to the opening round of the 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally Whangarei, looking for the perfect start to the championship. The 2014 season saw van Klink take his second NZRC Historic title and his aim for the 2015 season is to add a third to his › Read more
Emma Gilmour eager to begin 2015 NZRC season
A strong build-up over summer, backed up by two years refining her Suzuki Swift Maxi, has Emma Gilmour eagerly anticipating the International Rally of Whangarei on April 17 to 19. With no overseas commitments this year, Dunedin-based Emma will be driving her Suzuki, in its third Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, and will › Read more
Campbell rounds out championship with solid result
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has continued his strong run across the second half of the 2014 season at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the GoPro Daybreaker Rally, securing a solid fifth place finish. The Manawatu-based event offered up the unique challenge of a 4am start › Read more
Holder rounds out season with another podium
Mount Manganui’s David Holder has recorded his fifth consecutive podium finish in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the GoPro Daybreaker Rally, with a third place finish to round out the season. Holder headed to the Manawatu-based event looking forward to teaming up with a new co-driver for the › Read more
Summerfield survives for strong showing
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has come away from the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the GoPro Daybreaker Rally, having produced a mature drive that resulted in fourth place. Heading to the final round, Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole were part of a six way battle for › Read more
Records galore for BNT Mason Motorsport at NZRC Daybreaker Rally
A hard earned victory at last weekend’s GoPro Daybreaker Rally has seen five times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason set a raft of new records in the 40 year history of the New Zealand Rally Championship [NZRC]. Richard has extended his record count of NZRC round victories to 28 and Sara has › Read more
2014 Open 2WD Championship: Anderson repeat winner
Christchurch’s Hamish Anderson successfully defended his Open two wheel drive rally championship title at the Manawatu-based Daybreaker Rally. Anderson and co-driver Sarah Brennan took a cautious approach to the 12-hour event, allowing rival Brent Taylor to take the class win, knowing that second place was good enough to bag back-to-back titles. The Christchurch pairing got › Read more
Just one goal for Holder at Daybreaker
Mount Maunganui’s David Holder heads to the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the GoPro Daybreaker Rally, keen to defend his second place in the championship standings. Still in his first season in a four-wheel drive car, Holder stunned the rallying community when he held the › Read more
Campbell looks to carry good form to Daybreaker
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell heads to the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the GoPro Daybreaker rally, looking to continue the strong form that has bought top results in recent events. Since a rear diff failure at Rally Wairarapa that exposed a problem with the original unit, › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport determined to finish record-breaking NZRC season on a high
Following their unexpected retirement due to suspension damage at the previous round, five times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason are determined to finish their record-breaking season in this year’s Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship – driven by VINZ [NZRC], on a high at this weekend’s GoPro Daybreaker Rally in › Read more
Summerfield aims for the podium at series finale
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield is aiming to stand on the podium again at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the GoPro Daybreaker Rally. Along with co-driving sister Nicole, Summerfield started the season off by taking the runner up spot at the opening round, Rally Whangarei and › Read more
Hawkeswood looks to send off car in style
Andrew Hawkeswood is looking to send off his current Mazda 2 in style with a podium finish at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the GoPro Daybreaker Rally. For the 2015 season, Hawkeswood will move to the new generation Mazda 2 that was recently launched › Read more
Anderson aims to repeat championship win
Defending two-wheel-drive rally champion Hamish Anderson, Christchurch, heads to the season finale in the Manawatu this weekend needing just a handful of points to clinch back-to-back titles. Anderson and co-driver Sarah Brennan start the grueling 12-hour marathon Daybreaker Rally with a 26-point lead in the Open 2WD class. Without any pressure to win their category, Anderson › Read more
Gilmour improves in LA
An extra team member enabled Emma Gilmour to achieve her best-ever heat race result in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) this weekend. Rhys Millen Racing’s (RMR) inclusion of a spotter – who watches her lines, keeps an eye on the other traffic and tells her when to take the joker lap – helped the › Read more
Paddon to draw on experience with Australian Rally
Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard will be drawing on their experience competing on the high-speed country roads and tight, technical forest tracks typical of Rally Australia when they head to this year’s Australian World Rally Championship event. Running 12 to 14 September, the tenth round of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship is again › Read more
Holder teams up with Kennard for Daybreaker
Mount Maunganui driver David Holder will benefit from the experience of John Kennard in the co-driver’s seat of the Stadium Cars Ltd Mitsubishi Evo 8 at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the GoPro Daybreaker Rally. Holder has turned many heads in his debut season › Read more
Cunningham stoked with Goldrush result
Clint Cunningham has come away from the penultimate round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the VINZ Goldrush Rally Coromandel, absolutely stoked after recording a career best fourth placing in his older car. Having recorded two engine failures in his past two appearances at the top level of › Read more
Campbell takes maiden NZRC round win
Phil Campbell’s debut season in a four-wheel drive car continues to go from strength to strength with the 27 year old recording his first round win in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the VINZ Goldrush Rally Coromandel. Campbell headed to the Whitianga based event full of confidence after › Read more
Hawkeswood makes leaps forward at Goldrush
Andrew Hawkeswood has made major strides towards the front of the field in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ at the penultimate round of the series, the VINZ Goldrush Rally Coromandel, held over the weekend. Hawkeswood went to the event optimistic of a strong result after a successful test › Read more
Holder Conquers Obstacles to Podium
Whitianga produced a perfect day for the Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel last Saturday, and Dave Holder was determined to put in his best performance yet in the Stadium Cars Ltd Mitsubishi. However the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) driven by VINZ is no walk in the park, and despite good › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport go to new NZRC round at Coromandel in unique situation
As a result of an almost perfect run through the first four rounds of this year’s Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship – driven by VINZ [NZRC], five times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason find themselves in a unique situation at this weekend’s inaugural VINZ Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel.. › Read more
Hawkeswood looks to step up speed at Coromandel
Andrew Hawkeswood returns to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ for the penultimate round of the series, the VINZ Goldrush Rally Coromandel, looking to step up the speed after some recent testing and development. Hawkeswood has had an interrupted championship campaign in 2014 with his new Mazda 2 and › Read more
Campbell heads to Whitianga full of confidence
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell heads to the latest round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the VINZ Goldrush Rally of Coromandel, confident of recording a good result. Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro have ridden a rollercoaster of results since making their debut in The Roofing Store Mitsubishi Evo 9 › Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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 2017, there are six NZRC rounds, each with a unique character reflecting the diverse regions – from Northland to Otago.

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