NZ V8 Utes
Ten seasons as a major category and still going strong. The NZ V8 Utes are 1800kg, finely matched Holden and Ford machines producing 400 plus horsepower and all running identical brakes and road legal Yokohama tyres.
That’s a recipe for excitement and entertainment and the category never fails to deliver.
Some of the drivers have been in it since it began and are household names in the racing world – Peter ‘Kaos’ Ward, Brett ‘The Scud’ Rudd and Geoff ‘SOS’ Spencer are three of the original, as are the Kernohan family of ‘Dirty Dave’ and Jeff.
This season there are four awesome rounds, new drivers and some new V8 ute machines.
It’s serious racing and takes a talented driver to win – past championship winners include Chris Pither, now a Supercar star, former NZV8 champ Paul ‘Auto’ Manuell and our most recent champion, Richard ‘Danger’ Moore. Watch out too for fast lady Alexandra Whitley, already a winner in the category and a racer who can mix it with any of the good ol’ boys.