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+1Podium finish for Cox at Leadfoot Festival
+3Paddon newsletter - pre Rally Sweden
+4Paddon positive for new Hyundai debut on fast Swedish snow
+5Vantage Subaru clocks fastest-equal Leadfoot Festival time
 Norris has one hand on Toyota Racing Series title
 Subaru drivers stay on track at Leadfoot Festival
+6Hyundai Motorsport set to field trio of New Generation i20 WRCs at Rally Sweden
+10Leadfoot Festival provides the perfect showcase for Subaru
+12Piquet adds his name to famous trophy
+13Norris extends Toyota Racing Series lead
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Rally SwedenFri 12th Feb (3 days)
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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 - Podium finish for Cox at Leadfoot Festival
The Cox Motorsport Team were out in force at the weekend’s prestigious Leadfoot Festival held on Rod Millen’s driveway. Sloan Cox, in the Taslo Engineering Hillclimb Beast, put it all on the line in the final run to finish an incredible 3rd overall with at time of 50.87sec (first kiwi based driver). Second place went to Alister McRae (49.62sec) and well deserved first place Rhys Millen (49.31sec).

Cox started the weekend the way he wanted it to continue, posting a solid second quickest time on the practice run, beaten only by Rod Millen.

Cox’s aim for the weekend was to    more...
Tue, 9 Feb 2016 - Paddon newsletter - pre Rally Sweden
We are currently in Karlstad – waiting and hoping! What is the only true winter/snow rally of the year is currently lacking one key element – snow! Warmer than normal weather over the past 2 weeks has diminshed a lot of snow and today the organisers took the decision to already cancel 5 stages and postpone recce to start one day later. A big freeze is forecasted for the second half of the week that we are all hopeful for to help the rally go ahead, but it is out of everyones control and we must wait and see. We    more...
Mon, 8 Feb 2016 - Paddon positive for new Hyundai debut on fast Swedish snow
Rally driver Hayden Paddon and his co-driver John Kennard are as prepared as they can be to tackle the high speed snow and ice of Rally Sweden in their New Generation i20 World Rally Car (WRC).

New Zealand’s most successful combination in world rallying heads to the second round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship, which runs 11-14 February, excited by the challenges ahead on what is one of the fastest rallies on the world circuit.

Paddon says he’s looking forward to facing Sweden’s snow and ice.

“I really enjoy the fast nature of the stages in Sweden – they are    more...
Sun, 7 Feb 2016 - Vantage Subaru clocks fastest-equal Leadfoot Festival time
Subaru driver Alister McRae came tantalisingly close to claiming the King of the Mountain title at the Leadfoot Festival in the Coromandel today, and shared the honours for the weekend’s fastest time with the 1.6km driveway’s owner Rod Millen.

Unfortunately, in their final attempt, neither driver could match their last qualifying run time, which saw McRae’s 1998 Vantage Motorsport Subaru and Millen’s 1994 Toyota Pikes Peak Hillclimb Celica record exactly the same time (48.96secs) before the Top Ten Shootout.

The victory for the 2016 Leadfoot Festival went to Rod’s son Rhys Millen in his Global Rallycross Hyundai Veloster Turbo when he beat    more...
Sun, 7 Feb 2016 - Norris has one hand on Toyota Racing Series title
Pint sized, 16 year old English teenager Lando Norris, has his sights set on the Toyota Racing Series which finishes with the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild next Sunday after winning the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy at Taupo this (Sunday) afternoon.

Pint sized, 16 year old English teenager Lando Norris, has his sights set on the Toyota Racing Series which finishes with the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild next Sunday after winning the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy at Taupo this (Sunday) afternoon.

Norris, who was never troubled by second placed Pedro Piquet, is now 86 points in front of    more...
Sun, 7 Feb 2016 - Subaru drivers stay on track at Leadfoot Festival
The Subaru WRX (front) and the all-new Subaru Levorg performed the pace car duties. © Geoff Ridder
hunt_leadfoot.jpg|mcrae_leadfoot.jpg|Subaru_Leadfoot_Feb2016_CopyrightGeoffRidder_GR16164.jpgBen Hunt keeps his Subaru WRX Coupe on track in the slippery stuff. © Geoff Ridder|Scottish rally legend Alister McRae shows his driving class. © Geoff Ridder |The Subaru WRX (front) and the all-new Subaru Levorg performed the pace car duties. © Geoff Ridder
Subaru drivers spent today learning the intricacies of Rod Millen’s infamous driveway and keeping their powerful Subarus on track at the slightly damp Leadfoot Festival in the Coromandel.

Day one was punctuated by occasional showers but they did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of Subaru of New Zealand’s Brand Ambassador Ben Hunt (1999 Subaru WRX STi Coupe) and Scottish rally legend Alister McRae (1998 Vantage Motorsport Subaru) as they hurtled up the hillclimb for their practise runs. The All Wheel Drive technology in their different Subaru models helping them maintain traction on the wet asphalt.

Hunt was making his debut in the    more...
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2016 Points
 NamePoints
1S. Ogier 28
2A. Mikkelsen 19
3T. Neuville 15
4M. Østberg 12
5D. Sordo 10
5S. Lefebvre 10
7O. Tanak 6
8E. Evans 4
9E. Lappi 2
10A. Kremer 1
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 NamePoints
1Graham Featherstone399
2Phil Campbell396
3David Loughlin379
4Steve Goodacre376
5Michael Sanderson370
6Dave Strong367
7Kevin Sanderson363
8Andrew Elder360
9Nathan Tough358
10David Thexton349
11Don Brunt343
12Cam Davies332
13Don Needham330
14Paul Fraser329
15Colin Goodwin327
16Harvey Semmens254
17Karl Douglas187
18Grant Agnew89
19Stefan Taylor79
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Rankings
 NameIndex
1Ken Block236
2Ben Hunt208
3David Holder184
4Phil Campbell176
5Matt Summerfield172
6Emma Gilmour166
7Dean Bond165
8Darren Galbraith161
9Lance Williams160
10Alex Kelsey154
11Stewart Taylor152
12Geof Argyle148
12Andrew Hawkeswood148
14Dylan Turner147
14Derek Ayson147
16Deane Buist140
17Grant Blackberry139
18Graham Featherstone138
19Sloan Cox137
20Todd Bawden131
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 NameIndex
1Alex Gelsomino236
2Tony Rawstorn208
3Jason Farmer190
4Venita Fabbro176
5Nicole Summerfield166
5Anthony McLoughlin166
7Raymond Bennett160
8Rocky Hudson154
9Warwick Searle152
10Malcolm Read151
11Malcolm Peden150
12Gavin McDermott147
13Jeff Cress142
14Erin Kyle141
15Ric Chalmers139
16Dave Devonport134
17Stewart Robbie130
18Joelle Eyre122
19Spencer Winn120
20Sharisse Guckert118
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