Legend of the race

Motorsport. Lance ‘Spike’ Jones has done it again, for the last time.  Racing in the Baskerville Historics at Baskerville Raceway in the south on the weekend, the Smithton driver announced his retirement from the competitive sport.  Taking his trusty 1970 BMW 2002 TI through the qualifying round, Spike recorded a time of 1.02 seconds to …

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Track thrashers

Motorsport. Phil House registered an impressive time at the Tasmanian Hillclimb Championship Series in Highclere at the weekend, recording the third fastest time the track has seen. Hosted by the North West Car Club, the final event in the four part series attracted more than 40 entries from across the state. Driving his BMW 325i …

1 year ago

Hellyer Rally action

Motorsport. The Tall Timbers Hellyer Rally hosted round two of the Tasmanian Rally Championship at Togari on Saturday. Following a round one victory at Mathinna last month, driver Eddie Maguire and navigator Michael Potter earned a one minute and six second victory in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 over Jamie Vandenberg and Adrian Hodgetts in …

2 years ago
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Racing rolls into town

Motorsport. With Targa Tasmania just around the corner, racing aficionados will have the chance to check out all the action in Circular Head next week. Driving into Circular Head next Thursday (April 27), seven stages will be run over the course of the day. Competitors will set off from Burnie that morning before the first …

2 years ago

Start your engines

Motorsport. Circular Head residents were treated to a rare show of vehicles last week as the ‘Targa Tasmania’ competition raced through the region. Stanley residents were granted the longest look at the cars and a chance to meet the competitors of the motorsport, as they made a pit stop in the seaside village. Known as …

3 years ago

Callum carries legacy

Motorsport. Local Callum Harper has etched his name in racing history after becoming the youngest driver to win an Australian Super Sedan Title at the weekend. The 24-year-old’s national success comes after securing the Tasmanian Title three times in the past four years, falling short only once during the 2013/14 season to place a close …

3 years ago

Targa in CH

Motorsport. Targa Tasmania is set to visit Circular Head a first for the iconic motorsport event. Celebrating its 25th year, the six-day event will cover more than 2000 kilometres across all regions of the state and involve up to 300 cars. Circular Head Tourism Association president Clint Walker said he was thrilled to have the area …

3 years ago
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Airport opens for car club

Motorsport. Smithton Airport will be transformed into a raceway this weekend for the North West Car Club’s (NWCC) ‘Speed off the Streets’ campaign. This Saturday (March 12) from 10am, the club will host the come and try day and is encouraging the community to strap in and give the sport a run as well. NWCC …

3 years ago

Finke thrill seekers

Extreme. Bald tyres, desert dust and near misses did not stop three local men from completing one of Australia’s toughest motorsport events recently: the Tatts Finke Desert Race. Christmas Hills father and son, Michael and Gavin Woolnough, along with Arthur River’s Jamie Cooper, made the 2500 kilometre journey north to Alice Springs. All three put …

4 years ago

Off-road obsession

Rally. What started from “watching too much motorsport and playing too much PlayStation” has turned into a full-blown passion for Redpa’s Keith Abblitt. The 26-year-old will look to follow up from a championship-winning 2013 season with the North West Car Club alongside navigator Adrian Hodgetts, entering in this Saturday’s Hellyer Rally. With a course stretching …

4 years ago