Tue Jul 16th, 2019
WILD BUNCH WARS SET TO ROCK MASTERTON, JANUARY 2020
Wild Bunch NZ in association with Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival is proud to announce the official return of the breed, with a 16 car show set to entertain and light up the Masterton Motorplex on January 4th and 5th as part of the annual DRAGSTALGIA event.
After the wildly successful return of the Wild Bunch earlier this year, the class has seen unprecedented growth and interest with well over 25 cars either committing to or expressing interest in competing at future events.
The invited field will consist of new cars set to debut to some of the classes originals. The diversity and unpredictability of the original class remains, upgraded and improved to create a show not previously seen. From wild smokey burnouts to insane edge of your seat passes, the Wild Bunch is just that, so mark the date on your calendar because you won't want to miss it.
Wild Bunch Wars is set down as a 2 day event with day one consisting of a heads up "teams race" and day two the main individual battle. With 19 cars pre-entered already, the teams race will also double as qualifying for the 16 car show on Sunday, and with a prize pool of over $4k, the action will be fast, exciting and down right brutal. More details of the event will be released here and also on the Wild Bunch NZ facebook page so keep an eye out for exciting announcements, competitions and driver profiles as we close in on race-day.
An event of this nature doesn't just happen without support, so it's with great pleasure wild Bunch NZ would like to announce that Ken and Desma Galvin from Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival have come on board as naming rights sponsor for the event, and without their involvement and that of all our associate sponsors Wild Bunch NZ wouldn't be able to bring you the spectacle that will be "WILD BUNCH WARS".
The facebook page Wild Bunch NZ is where you will find all of their sponsor announcements, event details, photographic history and very soon a bunch of unique merchandise for sale. It is also where you will soon find details of a second event later in the year, so check back often and share it around.
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great work to the people who had the idea and then the lets just race attitude to get Wild Bunch back. Long may it continue and get NZ Drag Racing back to the top again.
Can't wait it's going to be a good one Alan Snow
Guess most of the slammer class will be racing here? If it's slower than 6.40 it's not a slammer but S/charged outlaw or wild bunch car?
Matthew Waterreus Bro we need to definitely go to Dragstalgia again.
Sun Jul 14th, 2019
NOMINATIONS - DRIVERS REPRESENTATIVE
It's that time of year again - when all drag racers have the opportunity to put forward the name of the person/s they'd most like to represent them on the Masterton Motorplex Board. The successful nominee will hold a key role, being the voice of the racers to the MMP Board, and via the Board, to the governing body.
If you're a racer, and you wish to nominate a Drivers Representative for the 2018-2019 season, please download the form, and follow the instructions provided.
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Fri Jul 12th, 2019
NEW SEASON DATES RELEASED FOR MASTERTON DRAG RACING
Check out the confirmed race meeting dates for the upcoming drag racing season. We've got lots in store for you this season, and we can't wait to see you at the track!
November 9th & 10th 2019 - Test & Tune, swap meet
December 7th & 8th 2019 - Full comp meeting, Outlaw 71
January 4th & 5th 2020 - DRAGSTALGIA, Full comp meeting, Wild Bunch
February 15th & 16th 2020 - Auckland Invasion, Full comp meeting, Joint National Series
March 21st & 22nd 2020 - National champs series final, Full comp meeting.
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Julie Jones Jason Sewell
Looking forward to it.
Shaun de Roo
Sweet, bring it on. Gonna be epic
Daniel Hudepohl Justin Hudepohl Missy Hudepohl
Well theres a day or two out for us!!!
Yes can't wait
Mitchell Whitfield Jo Whitfield
dragstalgia falls on my 18th... reckon it’s gonna be a bloody good meet 🤣
Eny burnout competitions
Fri Jul 12th, 2019
Something’s brewing over at WILD BUNCH New Zealand, with some exciting announcements due next week on the naming rights sponsor, and also where you can check out these awesome machines this season!Along with our ever growing list of awesome associate sponsors next week we will unveil our naming rights sponsor and a little info on our first of two events this coming season. Stay tuned around midweek for both those exciting announcements.
Thank you everybody for the support, with 2 more cars locked in for our first event just yesterday it looks very much like your going to have to qualify to even get into the 16 car field for Raceday!! ... See MoreSee Less
Mon Jul 8th, 2019
This is great news after a number of years without a true national drag racing series! The upcoming season is going to be one hell of a spectacle - stay tuned for more exciting updates.... ... See MoreSee Less
Sun Jun 30th, 2019
Some interesting tech on blower setback. AND say goodbye to 1200hp just to spin that bad boy! ... See MoreSee Less
Thu Jun 6th, 2019
Unless they’re heading over to the Winternats! ... See MoreSee Less
Thu May 9th, 2019
WILD BUNCH SET TO RETURN TO KIWI TRACKS AFTER 20 YEAR ABSENCE
After more than 20 years the hugely popular WILD BUNCH class is about to re-launch in New Zealand, with the wheels set in motion to muster a field of around 16 Wild Bunch cars to compete in rounds being planned for the upcoming race season. Wild Bunch was the ultimate class to watch for many years at the drags, with huge side-by-side half-track burnouts forever etched into our memories, and wild wheels-up launches, and skin-of-the-teeth racing with the odd near-miss always sure to get the spectators to their feet. This was the class that everybody talked about - and plenty still do. With plenty of work going on behind the scenes it's likely that there will be some WILD BUNCH ACTION happening at a track near you - for more info, and to keep up to date on the latest, hook up with the guys at the WILD BUNCH NZ Facebook page!
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Omg the best memories of my childhood watching this lot battle it out, weekend after weekend, series after series!! Thanks for posting these pics for us all to relive these moments! #hastings
Yessssss finally thunder park is back 😎😎😂
Oh my god, there's some memories right there!!!! The sight of that Merc twisting the hell out of itself on launch will stay with me forever 👍👌
Great racing days back then. Wild bunch /door slammers. I remember the Ferrari, so awesome.
Fantastic news. Best class to watch ever!!
Awesome, I've seen all those cars race in pic.bring them back.👍
so is it old cars coming back or depleting the fields already there ???
I'm glad I'm old enough to of seen all these cars racing years ago. The merc was awsome
Good old thunder park days wild bunch class hell yeah for the come back 🤘
About time what happened to drag racing in NZ
Hopefully they get to Smokey hollow aka Ruapuna!!???
Best thing in drag racing... after fuel altereds
Dam shame we wont get to see the Ferrari race Mike wittedeveen probly cant be bothered.
Great ass kicking drag racing love it
DYO???? Have the drivers become pussies?
HELL YEA 👍
MO FU AWESOME