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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!

WILD BUNCH New Zealand
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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 its 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!

https://www.facebook.com/WILD-BUNCH-New-Zealand-564760120599420/

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Great racing days back then. Wild bunch /door slammers. I remember the Ferrari, so awesome.

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

Absolutely love this class. Bring on next season

Fantastic news. Best class to watch ever!!

About time what happened to drag racing in NZ

Can't wait!!

Good old thunder park days wild bunch class hell yeah for the come back 🀘

Anthony Hunt

Best thing in drag racing... after fuel altereds

Great ass kicking drag racing love it

Awesome, I've seen all those cars race in pic.bring them back.πŸ‘

Awesome

Simon Toomath, Eric Strom

so is it old cars coming back or depleting the fields already there ???

Hopefully they get to Smokey hollow aka Ruapuna!!???

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 πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ

I'm glad I'm old enough to of seen all these cars racing years ago. The merc was awsome

MO FU AWESOME

Ryan Sheldon awesome πŸ‘πŸ‘

Yessssss finally thunder park is back πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‚

Dam shame we wont get to see the Ferrari race Mike wittedeveen probly cant be bothered.

Wayne Drew

Mark Howlett

Best drag racing Scott Hughes Glen Hughes

Ian DeBoo Dylan DeBoo

Sat May 4th, 2019

Rod Harvey - the FLYING KIWI!Rod Harvey Racing 2JZ-powered Camry running a PB establishing a New Import Speed World Record 5.77 @ 255 MPH at Sydney Dragway !!! EZ Motorsports clutch & CPC - Custom Plenum Creations intake onboard !!!

For the Top 10 Quickest Import list πŸ‘‰ www.dragimportnews.com/top-10/quickest-sport-compact/

For the Top 10 Fastest Import list πŸ‘‰ www.dragimportnews.com/top-10/fastest-sport-compact/

πŸ“· Rod Harvey Racing
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Rod Harvey - the FLYING KIWI!

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Yes he’s flying I watched it last nite on the livestream hopefully he will get the outright record at the winternats next month

Sun Apr 28th, 2019

'RAPANATS' BURNOUT COMPETITION

There were 50 competitor entries at the inaugural RAPANATS, which took place on another typically great Masterton day. A good crowd was in attendance, and they were treated to plenty of tip-in action, lots of tyre shredding, and LOADS of smoke. The first of what is planned to be an ongoing annual event, Rapanats was coordinated and organised by a local group of Masterton burnout enthusiasts, and based on the success of this event, we're sure we'll be seeing more from them again next year. Thanks to the judges on the day, Zach Sayer, Nathan Owens-Pace and Joel Arcus.

RESULTS:
* 1st place overall was Rob Toheriri in his XY Falcon 'AGROXY'.
* 2nd place overall was Triple J in his XF Falcon 'MYTDOG'.
* 3rd place was Rob Toheriri in his R32 Skyline 'AGRO32'.
* 8 cylinder class was taken out by Darren Roberts in his VT Commodore 'LIMITR'.
* 6 cylinder class was won by Denver Hurndell in his EL Falcon.
* Rotary class was taken by Lance Collis in his series 4 RX7 'S4SKID'.
* Best tip-in was Hayden Wilby in his VT Commodore 'NUTOUT'.
* Judges choice was Triple J in his XF Falcon 'MYTDOG'.
* Hard luck award went to Dylan Grindrod in his Falcon.

Thanks to resident Masterton Motorplex photographer Graham of Grahams Glimpses Photography for snapping some excellent pics from the event -check them out, and as always, feel free to like and share!

See you again next year!Rapanats Burnout Competition 2019
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RAPANATS BURNOUT COMPETITION

There were 50 competitor entries at the inaugural RAPANATS, which took place on another typically great Masterton day. A good crowd was in attendance, and they were treated to plenty of tip-in action, lots of tyre shredding, and LOADS of smoke. The first of what is planned to be an ongoing annual event, Rapanats was coordinated and organised by a local group of Masterton burnout enthusiasts, and based on the success of this event, were sure well be seeing more from them again next year. Thanks to the judges on the day, Zach Sayer, Nathan Owens-Pace and Joel Arcus.

RESULTS:
* 1st place overall was Rob Toheriri in his XY Falcon AGROXY.
* 2nd place overall was Triple J in his XF Falcon MYTDOG.
* 3rd place was Rob Toheriri in his R32 Skyline AGRO32.
* 8 cylinder class was taken out by Darren Roberts in his VT Commodore LIMITR. 
* 6 cylinder class was won by Denver Hurndell in his EL Falcon.
* Rotary class was taken by Lance Collis in his series 4 RX7 S4SKID.
* Best tip-in was Hayden Wilby in his VT Commodore NUTOUT.
* Judges choice was Triple J in his XF Falcon MYTDOG. 
* Hard luck award went to Dylan Grindrod in his Falcon.

Thanks to resident Masterton Motorplex photographer Graham of Grahams Glimpses Photography for snapping some excellent pics from the event -check them out, and as always, feel free to like and share!

See you again next year!

Sat Apr 27th, 2019

BREAKING NEWS - BARRY PLUMPTON RUNS AUSTRALIA’S FIRST 5 SECOND PASS IN A NITROUS CAR!

A huge congratulations to Barry and his team for his 5.885 second @ 387.82km/h (240.98mph) pass!BARRY PLUMPTON HAS JUST RUN AUSTRALIA’S FIRST EVER 5’S PASS IN A NITROUS CAR......

HIS FIRST PASS OF THE DAY HE CARRIED THE FRONT WHEELS IN THE AIR TO HALF TRACK, BREAKING THE FINISH LINE BEAMS WITH A MASSIVE 5.88 @ 240MPH...

CONGRATULATIONS BARRY AND TEAM !!!!!
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BREAKING NEWS - BARRY PLUMPTON RUNS AUSTRALIA’S FIRST 5 SECOND PASS IN A NITROUS CAR!

A huge congratulations to Barry and his team for his 5.885 second @ 387.82km/h (240.98mph) pass!

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Awesome! Congratulations!

Awesome mate

Smashed it Barry Plumpton and the team, huge Congrats, great news!!

Bbiiigggg congratulations

Congrats to Barry & the entire team. High 5!

Dave Fishwick

Bad ass!!! Is he going to be racing at the winters?

Awesome...... well done....

Andrew Grantham

Average for a Camaro 😁

Becki Wilson

Still not as fast as the American drag car's

Shane Kenny

Carolyn Henson show Dad

Carolyn Henson show Dad

Fri Apr 26th, 2019

WINTERNATIONALS COUNTDOWN

The Winternationals is an annual pilgrimage for a large number of Kiwi drag racing fans, being an opportunity to see the cutting edge of Aussie drag racing spread over an action-packed weekend. Planning on heading over? If so you can book tickets online and save yourself a few bucks!

*Note this event is at Willowbank Raceway in Australia.Did you know that you can BUY TICKETS ONLINE AND SAVE $$$ ?!?

Get your Gulf Western Oil Pty Ltd Winternationals tickets here
> bit.ly/2IkXrY1

400 Thunder IHRA Australia OVO Mobile
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WINTERNATIONALS COUNTDOWN

The Winternationals is an annual pilgrimage for a large number of Kiwi drag racing fans, being an opportunity to see the cutting edge of Aussie drag racing spread over an action-packed weekend. Planning on heading over? If so you can book tickets online and save yourself a few bucks!

*Note this event is at Willowbank Raceway in Australia.

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So when is MMP going to run a no prep winter series? Be good to see it getting used all year round πŸ‘

Marie Hartley

Mike Wood????

Danny Hapeta is tht as bro

Thu Apr 25th, 2019

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ANZAC DAY - LEST WE FORGET.

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WE WILL NEVER FORGET.....

Thu Apr 18th, 2019

Check it out!This Saturday we have been invited to Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip for the Rapanats Burnout Competition, what better way to spend your long weekend with some WICKED Burnouts!

$20 entry fee!
Gates open at 9, Skids start at 10!

See you all there!!

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Tue Apr 16th, 2019

Check out the latest issue of New Zealand Petrolhead for excellent coverage of the 51st NZ Nationals and the final round of the Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series!

petrolhead.co.nz/Get your April copy of Petrolhead for all the latest from the
Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip final meeting of the season
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Check out the latest issue of New Zealand Petrolhead for excellent coverage of the 51st NZ Nationals and the final round of the Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series!

http://petrolhead.co.nz/
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