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Posted 16 July 2015 - 12:36 PM



Racing couple defend charges


Posted at 3:32pm Tuesday 07 Jul, 2015
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Tauranga motor racing couple Grant and Lorraine Brennan are defending 88 charges of ACC fraud in the Tauranga District Court.

The Judge alone trial before Judge Glen Marshall is set down for six weeks.

The Brennan trial is set down for six weeks.

The Brennans are accused of receiving in excess of $700,000 in ACC payments from December 1999 to September 2011.

The payments started after Grant was hospitalised following an assault in 2009 (hukildaspida asks, is this date a typo error that needs correcting?) . The claims were supported by medical certificates and reports.

Lorraine received payments as compensation for helping her husband.

ACC claims that over the years the Brennans made out Grant was more incapacitated than he actually was and that, while receiving ACC payments, he continued to compete in motor racing meetings and continued to work on cars as part of the Brennan Racing business.

The crown is claiming Grant deliberately underperformed in testing to keep receiving ACC payments.
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Posted 16 July 2015 - 12:40 PM

To the best of our knowledge, alleged over-payments are calculated and made in accordance with sections of the http://www.acc.co.nz legislation, a Civil Law, and not under the Crimes Act which is a totally different law, been Criminal Law.

Why has this matter escalated into a Criminal Court case after all these years?

For those that may not recall, http://www.acc.co.nz own Fraud/ Investigation Unit was itself rightly so investigated (allbeit not as extensively as it should have been) & brought to some accountability in around 2007.

May we suggest those reading this take a good read of various posts relating to ACC Fraud/ overstatements and Private Investigators on this forum and elsewhere.
Use the top right hand search box and keywords.

Have things changed since the Martin Report?
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Prominent pair give evidence at trial
10:00 AM Friday Jul 10, 2015


Sandra Conchie
Sandra is a senior crimes and justice reporter for the Bay of Plenty Times.

http://www.nzherald....jectid=11478744

Two high-profile Tauranga identities have given evidence at the trial of a well-known motor racing couple accused of defrauding ACC over 12 years.

Former Tauranga City councillor Murray Guy and property developer Bob Clarkson attended Tauranga District Court to give evidence about their business relationships with Grant and Lorraine Brennan, who are directors of Brennan Racing Limited.

The Brennans are on trial defending 88 charges of dishonestly using a document to obtain a pecuniary advantage.

Mr Guy's evidence concerned various repair and maintenance work done on his racing cars by Brennan Racing during the mid 1990s and mid 2000s, while Mr Clarkson was questioned about his business dealings with the Brennans back in October 1999, when he was negotiating to buy their Cameron Rd business premises.

Mr Guy said he first met the defendants in the mid 1990s.

Initially he was involved in circuit racing and then moved on to speedway racing, and became a "frequent flyer" client of the Brennans when it came to repairs and maintenance, he said.

Mr Guy said this was a highly specialised field and in those days there had been "very few" service providers in Tauranga that had the skills to do that work.

He believed Mr Brennan carried out all the work, as the accused was the person who discussed the repairs done with him, and Mrs Brennan was the front of shop person, he said.

Mr Guy said that, as well as being a client, he was also a close neighbour of the defendants.

In his evidence, Mr Clarkson told the court he had already secured neighbouring premises as part of the then planned multi-million dollar development in Gate Pa but the Brennans were proving difficult.

The tough negotiations were made public in a Bay of Plenty Times article, published on October 14, 1999, in which Mr Brennan was reported as saying they would be "staying put", the court was told.

Negotiations took several months and most of his dealings were with Grant Brennan, he said.

Mr Clarkson described Mr Brennan as being "very aggressive" in his financial dealings with him, but finally settled after being offered a "much higher price".

Mr Clarkson was asked about a letter sent to him in September 2002 by the Brennans, asking whether he was interested in being involved in their planned establishment of Brennan Racing Manufacturing Ltd.

He said he could not recall receiving this letter.

"But I knew Grant was keen to get the business up and running," he said.

Another former client Tauranga builder Andrew Etchells said he had known the Brennans since 1998/1999 when the Brennan Racing Ltd began doing some engine work on his motor racing cars.

Up to the early 2000s he had various work done on his two vehicles and understood that work was carried out by Mr Brennan, he said.

The trial continues today.

The charges
•The charges stem from allegation that the couple defrauded ACC in relation to weekly compensation payments and attendant care payments paid to them between December 1999 and September 2011.
•On April 24, 1999, Mr Brennan was assaulted by three youths while out running and sustained a head injury, and began receiving weekly ACC payments from December 1999.
•Mrs Brennan was paid attendant care payments between 2000 and 2003.
•The couple received compensation payments totalling more than $720,000. However, the amount of any alleged overpayment depends on the outcome of the trial

- Bay of Plenty Times

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ACC fraud-accused raced V8s at high speeds, court told
7:07 AM Saturday Jul 11, 2015

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A Bay man accused of defrauding ACC told a private investigator he could drive a V8 around a motor track at high speed but found difficulties in driving a car on a public road.

Private investigator Michael Miners, who attended the Tauranga District Court yesterday, gave evidence about his role in investigating Grant and Lorraine Brennan's claims that Mr Brennan was medically unfit for work and needed assistance to carry out various duties.

The couple, who are directors of Brennan Racing, are on trial, defending 88 charges of dishonestly using a document to obtain a pecuniary advantage.

The charges relate to the Brennans receiving ACC payments totalling more than $720,000 between December 1999 and 2011 - but the amount of any alleged overpayment depends on the outcome of the trial

Mr Brennan suffered a head injury after being assaulted in April 1999, and his wife received attendant care payment between 2000 and 2003.

Mr Miners told the court that at the time of his investigations in 2002 and 2003 he was employed at Private Investigations and was asked to look into the matter by a private insurance company

He said his initial "pretext" inquiries involved visiting the Brennans' Pyes Pa home on March 3, 2002, during which he spoke to Mrs Brennan who told him about their plans to have a display of their products at the NZ Motor Show at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton.

Mr Miners said he did not speak to Mr Brennan but saw him working in the workshop.

When he attended the motor show in March 2002, all his discussions about Brennan Racing's range of products and their activities were with Mr Brennan, he said. "Grant led me to believe he undertook all the [engineering] work in the business."

Mr Miners said that on August 7, 2003, he conducted a formal interview with Mr Brennan, also attended by Mrs Brennan, an ACC staff member and the Brennans' support person.

Mr Brennan had been asked how he was able to compete in high-performance V8 motor racing at Mansfield and Pukekohe in 2002 if, as he claimed, he had difficulties driving a car on a public road.

"Grant said the two things were quite different and told me that he found he could race at 100 miles an hour [161km/h] on a race track but can't drive around Tauranga," Mr Miners said.

When Mr Brennan was questioned about how he could drive a 10-tonne truck to and from one of those meetings over a period of six hours, he had responded that he could not remember.

The defendants denied he was doing any engineering work in the business, Mr Miners said.

A former client of the Brennans also gave evidence of work done on a car.

Gordon Burr
said after he learned the Brennans owned the top half of an original engine for a 1977 Alfa Romeo he negotiated to buy it from Mr Brennan, as well as having him build the bottom half.

Mr Burr said he was led to believe Mr Brennan carried out the majority of the work himself, and all his discussions about the specialist work done were with Mr Brennan.

The judge-alone trial continues on Monday.

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 02:42 PM

I note with interest that it has been asserted this is a Crown case. Have the police charged these people with fraud or has the ACC commissioned the Crown in their private capacity as a corporation to prosecute these two?

Of course essential to this issue as whether or not the fellow is incapacitated from his head injuries from some time ago and continues to be unable, because of those injuries, on doctor's advice, to return to preinjury occupation full-time.

Obviously this man cannot be in a criminal court prior to ACC determining that he is no longer incapacitated after following the legislated criteria found in legislation.

From what I am reading it does seem rather like the ACC is doing what it often does, ask a private investigator to find people that don't like the ACC claimant to describe the person is no longer incapacitated and then the private investigator initiates a fraud prosecution based on the assumption that the fellow is no longer incapacitated without any form of medical examination. If this is the case I would be quite surprised at the ACC has not complied with the numerous court decisions directly ACC to stop this type of behaviour.

Sadly there are insufficient criminal lawyers that have any experience whatsoever in ACC matters and also failed to consult with specialist ACC lawyers as to what is the criteria to determine whether or not the ACC have a case.

Naturally the ACC cannot allege that the person is no longer incapacitated and therefore committing fraud until the information they have collected goes before a medical professional and the medical professional carries out a clinical examination to determine whether or not other medical professionals have been conned.

The bottom line it makes not one iota of difference if someone works full-time while injured when their doctor tells them they shouldn't as in such circumstances they are still fully entitled to their compensation. The real issue in such situations is one of abatement of earnings and in the event that they have generated earnings while still incapacitated to work without reporting is earnings to the ACC then the nature of the fraud prosecution case is quite different which does not seem to be occurring in this case.
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Posted 16 July 2015 - 04:40 PM

View PostAlan Thomas, on 16 July 2015 - 02:42 PM, said:

I note with interest that it has been asserted this is a Crown case. Have the police charged these people with fraud or has the ACC commissioned the Crown in their private capacity as a corporation to prosecute these two?

Of course essential to this issue as whether or not the fellow is incapacitated from his head injuries from some time ago and continues to be unable, because of those injuries, on doctor's advice, to return to preinjury occupation full-time.

Obviously this man cannot be in a criminal court prior to ACC determining that he is no longer incapacitated after following the legislated criteria found in legislation.

From what I am reading it does seem rather like the ACC is doing what it often does, ask a private investigator to find people that don't like the ACC claimant to describe the person is no longer incapacitated and then the private investigator initiates a fraud prosecution based on the assumption that the fellow is no longer incapacitated without any form of medical examination. If this is the case I would be quite surprised at the ACC has not complied with the numerous court decisions directly ACC to stop this type of behaviour.

Sadly there are insufficient criminal lawyers that have any experience whatsoever in ACC matters and also failed to consult with specialist ACC lawyers as to what is the criteria to determine whether or not the ACC have a case.

Naturally the ACC cannot allege that the person is no longer incapacitated and therefore committing fraud until the information they have collected goes before a medical professional and the medical professional carries out a clinical examination to determine whether or not other medical professionals have been conned.

The bottom line it makes not one iota of difference if someone works full-time while injured when their doctor tells them they shouldn't as in such circumstances they are still fully entitled to their compensation. The real issue in such situations is one of abatement of earnings and in the event that they have generated earnings while still incapacitated to work without reporting is earnings to the ACC then the nature of the fraud prosecution case is quite different which does not seem to be occurring in this case.


Suffice to say here that the first fact that needs to be ascertained, is if this man is able to drive a car on the road or not.

He drives a truck on the road to racing events and then says he cant remember how he did it.

He can either hold a licence lawfully or he cant. This is one of the questions that needs answering to see if he is putting others lives at risk.

Next it should be ascertained if he needs a special cert (other than an engineering cert) to prove that he can do the intricate work that needs doing on these high preforming vehicles he has been writing out Invoices for to be paid for doing the work on them that he has said and signed that he does.

It is obvious that money has been incoming from the accounts other than erc and personal care/home help. So if he did not tell the ACC about this money which had been incoming for years, he has made his first huge mistake. ACC makes clear that if circumstances should change, they need to be told. I am more aware of that than ever in the past six months of having personal care/home help and not being allowed to drive my car for three of those six months. If you actually following ACC's written and verbal instructions, you cant go wrong. However, I am very aware how easy it would be to disallow a person who broke any of their rules and laws and instructions. In other words it is a dam good job I am a lawabiding person.

I understand the claimants need to be 'busy' as one gets bored doing nothing. However, that need to be 'busy', if one wants to be truthful, need not lead to money being made for tinkering in his garage ( as the investigator said he saw him doing while talking to his wife). BUT I have great concern that not only was he fixing other peoples problems on highly sophisticated engines that need to be professionally worked on to limit them going wrong on the track which could cause more injury to participants.

There are a lot of issues in this case which give me cause for concern, on an everyday level, before ever entering the sections of the ACC act which have been used to deprive him of his ACC erc.

This time at least they have left the actual amount outstanding until after the trial, which I beleive is the right thing to do. This gives them the right to be able to do abatement as they would have done if he had told them he was working and making money. And to take into consideration if he actually needed his wife for home help/personal care after the injury, because some of it he may have genuially needed.

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:00 PM

After so many years of being told Mr Thomas does still not get it....................he didn't tell ACC he was banking money into his business accounts, for work done, therefore he broke the law by not telling them.

It was his responsibility and he did not do it. End of story.

They have the right to change there minds as to if they are going to grant him or any other claimant and disallow their entitlements whenever they consider they are making a reasonable decision under section 54.

It is up to the claimant to prove that they have been entitled continually.

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:20 PM

View PostMINI, on 16 July 2015 - 04:40 PM, said:

Suffice to say here that the first fact that needs to be ascertained, is if this man is able to drive a car on the road or not.

He drives a truck on the road to racing events and then says he cant remember how he did it.

He can either hold a licence lawfully or he cant. This is one of the questions that needs answering to see if he is putting others lives at risk.

Next it should be ascertained if he needs a special cert (other than an engineering cert) to prove that he can do the intricate work that needs doing on these high preforming vehicles he has been writing out Invoices for to be paid for doing the work on them that he has said and signed that he does.

It is obvious that money has been incoming from the accounts other than erc and personal care/home help. So if he did not tell the ACC about this money which had been incoming for years, he has made his first huge mistake. ACC makes clear that if circumstances should change, they need to be told. I am more aware of that than ever in the past six months of having personal care/home help and not being allowed to drive my car for three of those six months. If you actually following ACC's written and verbal instructions, you cant go wrong. However, I am very aware how easy it would be to disallow a person who broke any of their rules and laws and instructions. In other words it is a dam good job I am a lawabiding person.

I understand the claimants need to be 'busy' as one gets bored doing nothing. However, that need to be 'busy', if one wants to be truthful, need not lead to money being made for tinkering in his garage ( as the investigator said he saw him doing while talking to his wife). BUT I have great concern that not only was he fixing other peoples problems on highly sophisticated engines that need to be professionally worked on to limit them going wrong on the track which could cause more injury to participants.

There are a lot of issues in this case which give me cause for concern, on an everyday level, before ever entering the sections of the ACC act which have been used to deprive him of his ACC erc.

This time at least they have left the actual amount outstanding until after the trial, which I beleive is the right thing to do. This gives them the right to be able to do abatement as they would have done if he had told them he was working and making money. And to take into consideration if he actually needed his wife for home help/personal care after the injury, because some of it he may have genuially needed.

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This man has a head injury that makes it inadvisable for him to drive a car on the public roads. That in no way or form suggests that he cannot drive. The issue is whether he should drive while having regard for his injuries. The word can and should of words that must be considered very carefully as can drive does not mean it is safe for him to drive.

It may also be a case that he is able to drive quite safely perfectly well on the public roads and is not affected by way of's licence but for the purposes of driving as a component of his work task activities there may be a problem to drive to the extent that he drove in his pre-injury occupation. In this case it would be perfectly reasonable for him to drive his racing car at high speed, drive a truck from time to time and even drive his car on the road with his licence while at the same time not being fit to drive for the purposes of work. The bottom line is we do not have the information before us to distinguish between these issues.

What the ACC private investigator is doing is playing Dr and attempting to lead other people including a criminal court judge to believe that people other than medical professionals can be relied upon for this information and that it is okay to speculate information and make assumptions about information despite not having the legislated criteria of the necessary experience and qualification to have an opinion.

Certainly if some anomalies exist regarding their private investigators observations and the observations of those who do not like the gentleman in question, such as those who have controversial business dealings with them and stand to suffer a pecuniary advantage or even enjoy revenge on the information they provide, the ACC would be perfectly entitled to invite the claimant to a medical assessment and any other kind of assessment to be carried out by way of independent qualified and experienced expertise with the result that the ACC is only permitted to rely upon the expertise of the appropriate expert. Clearly the ACC don't want to do that and I don't think we need to go very far to wonder why they are continuously failing to comply with legislation in such cases.

As to the viability and profitability of the company owns that is absolutely none of ACC's business.

With regards to any work that he does for the company he owns he should be encouraged to do as much as he can while having proper regard for as injuries. ACC should be actively encouraging him rather than accusing him.

The only issue surrounding working for his own company is whether or not he is compromising his existing injuries and making them worse must increasing ACC liability and any earnings that may affect his entitlements by way of abatement of earnings calculations.

With regards to any assertion that he has been working and earning it is up to the ACC to make enquiries and I wonder if the ACC have enquired as to whether or not he has generated any earnings that have not been reported. I know in most cases the ACC completely ignore this issue until after the person has been to prison at which time they attempt to grab the whole lot on the basis that he was never entitled to anything.

Generally what happens in these cases is that the ACC hypothesise that certain information exist then have the expectation that the claimant tell them about that information without having any regard to the fact that the information does not exist. For example many of these cases were a person owns their own business but cannot work in their old activities still keep a finger on the pulse in the company, even do directors duties and some other low-grade work within the capacity that does not actually generate any earnings and as such there is nothing to report because there is no work in the old job and is no earnings of any sort. There is even some thought that a person could earn 20% of their preinjury earnings and not tell the ACC because the ACC is only entitled to the 80%.

Being law-abiding and telling the ACC all information that they are entitled to have and more does not provide any actual protection against false allegation. That kind of notion is just delusionary as the ACC fraud unit is treated as a profit centre whereby if the fraud unit can develop a hypothesis that they think they can win on through the courts they will do so regardless of the facts of the matter even to the point of destroying information in their possession that contradict their assumptions.

A person in the situation described in this thread will undoubtedly continue to tinker in the preinjury work task environment experimenting as to what they can and can't do, coming up with new ideas and trying to invent workaround solutions to their problems. This kind of tinkering or actual work cannot possibly be considered as working in the preinjury occupation as portrayed by the ACC to the criminal court. The evidence must describe actual and real individual work task activities, the date and time of those activities and the duration of those activities otherwise the chap is not being given an opportunity to answer the allegations made against him. What appears to be thus in such to an observer may in fact be far from needing any kind of criteria described in legislation.

I examined the management staff of the fraud unit and the private investigators in court while I had them under oath. They confirmed that they had no training whatsoever concerning ACC legislation and had absolutely no idea what type of information they should be collecting with the result that they just assumed what type of information might be relevant from their own intuition. From what I am seeing of this case the private investigators report into the courts what he thinks might be relevant to the ACC act in a manner that appeals to the general public and even the judge without any consideration as to how the information may or may not be relevant to legislation.

With regards to determining whether or not there has even been one penny overpayment this duty of the ACC is required in law to be carried out before accusing this fellow of fraud. What the ACC are trying to do is prove fraud and then claim that as a result of fraud they have no liability and claim all of the money they have ever paid to them back to themselves without establishing what work if any year has done what type of that work was and whether or not or how much he was paid which is the approach that ACC have been taking routinely in such cases right up until the present despite being directed by the courts as to what legislation requires of them. To me that is not only ACC committing insurance for themselves but intentionally misrepresenting the ACC legislation to the courts thus committing perjury as well while also seeking to get a judgement so as to be used as a document for their own pecuniary advantage when going to civil court to claim all the money back off this couple.
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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:17 PM

View PostAlan Thomas, on 16 July 2015 - 05:20 PM, said:

This man has a head injury that makes it inadvisable for him to drive a car on the public roads. That in no way or form suggests that he cannot drive. The issue is whether he should drive while having regard for his injuries. The word can and should of words that must be considered very carefully as can drive does not mean it is safe for him to drive.

It may also be a case that he is able to drive quite safely perfectly well on the public roads and is not affected by way of's licence but for the purposes of driving as a component of his work task activities there may be a problem to drive to the extent that he drove in his pre-injury occupation. In this case it would be perfectly reasonable for him to drive his racing car at high speed, drive a truck from time to time and even drive his car on the road with his licence while at the same time not being fit to drive for the purposes of work. The bottom line is we do not have the information before us to distinguish between these issues.




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You are a complete f''wit and have no idea of what you are even debating about.
And are promoting what i consider an anarchy based philosophy within this forum to deceive and thus con others to your way of radicalism against the ACC Corporation.
That above is something you took great pains and slyness to NOT have bought up within your Bomb Plot trial as it would have harmed you greatly
Something you barrister was aware of and told me about at the very beginning.
In the words of whatever wisdom Weal actually has >>as given to Blurb ............. Best you leave the room and keep a low profile.

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Read it you prat Thomas.

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:37 PM

[quote name='hukildaspida' timestamp='1437007217' post='203781'

Mr Miners told the court that at the time of his investigations in 2002 and 2003 he was employed at Private Investigations and was asked to look into the matter by a>> Private Insurance company<<


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In you anarchistic manner of promotion of radicalism against the ACC Corporation you always tend to never see the obvious,
From my own personal experience in dealing with you on serious matters over a long period of year's ,my opinion here can only be that you have a tunnel vision of issues and anyways ,really are not all that intelligent enough to see what is in front of youPosted Image


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 05:42 PM

Background information

Bay's Brennan is quick off the mark to success
Anonymous. Bay of Plenty Times [Tauranga, New Zealand] 11 Dec 2009: A.18.

Headlined by the spectacularly fast GT1 category, "big banger" saloon car racing delivered the highlight of the IRC "Summer Of Thunder" race meeting at Pukekohe last weekend.

In the GT1 category, Tauranga's Grant Brennan (Corvette) set the fastest qualifying time and won the first race on Saturday before the opening race on Sunday went to Nick Chester (Auckland).

Chester had qualified on the front row of the grid beside Brennan on Saturday but a fuel leakage had caused the retirement of his Holden Commodore Supercar as Brennan went on to win from John Rae (New Plymouth) in his C5 Chev Corvette and Bernie Gillon (Tauranga) in his potent Jaguar XKR.

However, Chester had his radical Holden restored to top condition to make a bold run through traffic in the Sunday morning split reverse grid format to win from Brennan and Rae.

Later in the day, Brennan turned the tables on Chester - the Tauranga driver coming from the back of the field to beat his Auckland rival. Brennan admitted later he had "taken a few more risks" to get through the traffic.

Chester was second in the finale while Rae again took third place. Gillon had a nightmare run in the Jaguar in the final race, initially being tapped into a spin by Chester on the opening lap.

After a precautionary pitstop to check the car for damage, Gillon returned to the track to set the fastest lap of the weekend before he was involved in another incident when another car did not see him and his race ended with damaged front suspension.

The GT2 races were equally as exciting with the Falcon V8 Supercars of Aucklanders Craig Corliss and Dwayne Carter making it a one-two in Saturday's race but, on Sunday morning, it was Mark Ross of Taupo in his Ford Mustang that prevailed.

Corliss and Carter were second and third respectively before Carter gained a second win in the final race on Sunday afternoon. Harry Dodson of Auckland in his Nissan Skyline was second and Corliss gained a third.

The NZGT field began the weekend with an impressive 37-car grid and this class continues to throw up new winners almost every time it hits the track.

Colin Meadows of Auckland in his 6.7-litre Corvette and Rod Pratt of Drury in the ex-Cam Hardy NZV8 car had a fantastic race on Saturday with Meadows taking victory.

On Sunday morning, David Brennan, the son of Grant Brennan, won the reverse grid, delayed start race in a Nissan Cefiro turbo from Brent Dickson (Kawerau) in another ex-NZV8 car, this one a Falcon. Max Pennington of New Plymouth was third in a Nissan Skyline GT-R.

The final race, a handicap event included a safety car period, making it extremely difficult for the faster cars from the back to get through. Maurice Shapley (Whakatane) in his Holden Monaro made it through to the lead to greet the chequered flag ahead of Commodore driver Kevin Gurney (Auckland) in a close finish with Porsche racer Conal Dempsey (Auckland).

Additional big saloon car spectacle was provided at the "Thunder in the Park" meeting by a big field of Central Muscle Car Series competitors, a 31-strong grid of classic production-based V8 racers starting the first race.

Australian visitor Paul Stubber in his Camaro was the fastest of the Muscle Car competitors and won Saturday's scratch race by a 0.13s margin from Corvette racer Colin Meadows.

The reverse grid and handicap race winners on Sunday were Falcon XA Coupe driver Mike Ellis (Paihia) and Torana SS campaigner Bruce Diehl (Lower Hutt).

The third round round of IRC Summer of Thunder tour including the three GTRNZ categories, Central Muscle Car Series, Pre-65 saloons, SS2000, Super Mini Challenge, Sport Suzuki, Pro-7, Super Six and Holden HQs, Formula First and Bridgestone Porsche championships takes place at the Taupo Motorsport Park on January 2-3.

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 05:45 PM

Tauranga's Brennan has edge in Super Sedans title chase
Anonymous. Bay of Plenty Times [Tauranga, New Zealand] 05 Apr 2007: A.14

TAURANGA'S Grant Brennan holds a narrow lead heading into the final round of Schaeffer Oil NZ Super Sedan Series at Taupo this weekend.

Several drivers remain in contention for the championship, with Brennan leading the series after five of the six rounds in his Corvette SB2 by nine points over Aucklander Steve Cox (F40 Silhouette).

Brennan was a standout performer when the series last visited Taupo in February, winning two of the three races and also lowering the lap record twice during that meeting.

One of his goals for the final round this weekend is to lower the record for the class further.

"I had really old tyres last time," he said.

"I could not source the tyres I intended to run at that stage and I have them now.

"Previously I was running too tall a front tyre and the suspension adjustment was not where it needed to be," the Tauranga driver added.

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 03:43 PM

Brennan v Accident Compensation Corporation [2015] NZACC 124 (29 May 2015)

Last Updated: 4 June 2015

IN THE DISTRICT COURT
AT WELLINGTON

http://www.nzlii.org...C/2015/124.html

Finally a report from Dr Steven Olvey, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology/Neurosurgery at the University of Miami who, as an expert in motor sport medicine provided evidence that Mr Brennan could not have competed at the level he had had he suffered from any of the cognitive deficits or other symptoms reported by Mr and Mrs Brennan and reflected in the reports of the experts relied on by Mr Brennan. No medical response to Associate Professor Olvey’s evidence was filed on behalf of Mr Brennan, although Mrs Brennan filed an affidavit addressing a number of matters discussed by Associate Professor Olvey, and Associate Professor Olvey subsequently filed a brief reply to this affidavit which was admitted at the outset of the hearing. In addition, comments by Bob McMurray were also adduced by Mr Brennan with regard to the differences between the racing undertaken by Mr Brennan and Formula 1 racing.
[44] Affidavit evidence was also filed by Mr Brennan, and he also gave oral evidence and was cross-examined at the hearing. Likewise, in the course of the hearing Mrs Brennan filed a further brief of evidence to address various matters that had been raised in the course of the hearing and this was admitted by consent together with six witness statements filed on behalf of the Corporation from Lynnette Parlane, Mark Davis, Richard Nicholson, Janet Lane, Andrew Greenslade, and Derin Greenslade. Finally the Corporation also relied upon evidence from David Osborne, a chartered accountant who provided evidence, prepared for the criminal prosecution, about Mr and Mrs Brennan’s business activities through their company Brennan Racing Limited
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Posted 20 July 2015 - 03:48 PM


Interesting that a report from Stephen E. Olvey, M.D. who is based in Miami, USA, has been relied upon in an http://www.acc.co.nz case in the ACC APPEALS District Court in New Zealand.

Did he ever physically examine the person involved?

Or was he reliant only on written reports of others?

It is also a concern from an equality point of law for all injured claimants as we recall reading of other cases previously whereby overseas based Medical Professionals reports have been declined as evidence.

Or has that now changed?

If so, when did it change?


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 04:13 PM

It has been noted in one case where I know the claimant that ACC used medical documentation from the Internet, so the claimant followed suit.

Judge Ongley who was Judge for the hearing, said that seeing as ACC had referenced the Internet, then the claimant was entitled too as well. For opposing opinion. He found in her favour.

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 05:13 PM

Bay drivers in early Formula Ford hunt: Rookie and veteran overcome first round difficulties
Smith, Colin. Bay of Plenty Times [Tauranga, New Zealand] 08 Oct 2008: A.13.

Tauranga drivers Richie Stanaway and Kim Crocker are positioned third and fourth following the opening round of the New Zealand Formula Ford championship raced at Taupo last weekend.

Stanaway, 16, called his debut in national championship Formula Ford competition "a recovery weekend" after an incident in qualifying on Saturday morning.

He had been second fastest in testing on Friday, but didn't complete a lap in qualifying.

"I clipped a tyre bundle on my first timed lap in qualifying and bent the suspension," said Stanaway.

That meant starting at the rear of the grid for Saturday's first race and he soon climbed to sixth before his advance was slowed in the closing laps when his engine lost power.

Stanaway started mid-field for Saturday's second race and moved forward to finish third in spite of an off-track excursion at the end of the main straight.

"I had a huge moment at the end of the straight. I had too much front brake for the rain and locked up and went across the grass."

Race three was completed in mostly dry conditions with Stefan Webling leading and Stanaway battling with Mitch Evans, who had won the previous two.

"It was a close battle with Mitch. I passed him at one stage but then I slid wide and he crossed over and got the position back," said Stanaway.

Stanaway admitted he struggled to get a wet weather set-up on the new French-built Mygale.

"We had a very good wet set-up for Manfeild during the winter series, but it just didn't work for us here," he said.

Veteran single-seater racer Crocker matched the pace of his teenage rivals and scored third, sixth and fifth placings as well as setting the fastest race lap of the weekend.

Running his Van Diemen Stealth for the first time in 18 months, Crocker experienced some brake problems.

"I could get one or two laps out of the car before I would get air in the brakes," said Crocker.

"But I could still run comfortably in third in fourth place. It's a difficult one to fix because we think it's a small vibration in the engine which is aerating the fluid in the master cylinder."

Kerry Ross, the third Tauranga driver in the series, posted 10th, 13th and 11th place finishes in his Van Diemen Stealth.

Auckland teenager Mitch Evans leads the MTA-sponsored series after the first round with 217 points, from Webling on 196, Stanaway on 165, and Crocker with 154. Stanaway expects the Formula Ford Championship to be tightly contested this summer.

The Formula Ford championship is at Pukekohe next, on November 8-9.

Tauranga kart racer Justin Herbert made a promising debut in the Mini Challenge at Taupo, with three second placings at the weekend.

Herbert is hoping to contest the North Island rounds of the one-make Mini series, although he will miss the next round at Pukekohe, as it clashes with Tauranga's round the streets kart race, where he will be in action.

Herbert is second in the championship, trailing another former kart racer Craig Innes (Taupo) by nine points. Innes had a third placing on Saturday and two wins on Sunday, while Herbert was second on each occasion.

In the debut of the new GT1 series - which combines OSCA saloons, Super Sedans and Super GT classes - there was a race win for Tauranga's Grant Brennan (Corvette) and a strong drive in wet conditions on Sunday morning by Andy Greenslade (Corvette) to take second place behind the four-wheel-drive Mitsubishi Lancer of Nick Chester.

An alternator fault saw Greenslade a late starter from the pit lane in the final race and only complete one lap before retiring. Whangarei's Carl Hansen (TVR Tuscan) leads the GT1 standings on 194 points from Brennan on 189 and Chester 174, with Greenslade fifth on 121 points.


The Tauranga Mount Motorsport Club completed its five-round motorkhana and autocross series on Sunday with a sealed autocross in the pits area at Baypark Speedway. Thirty drivers contested the series finale, with Richard Grainger driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 1, taking a clear victory by almost 10 seconds when the three timed runs were combined.

A close battle for the next places saw Phil Campbell (Toyota Starlet), Shane Tofts (Toyota Supra) and Craig Townsend (Mini) separated by just over two seconds.

The next TMMC event is the Pinnacles Forest Rallysprint near Paengaroa on November 2.

TMMC Autocross (Baypark) results: 1 Richard Grainger (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo1) 5m 46.78s; 2 Phil Campbell (Toyota Starlet) 5m 56.38s; 3 Shane Tofts (Toyota Supra) 5m 57.10s; 4 Craig Townsend (Mini) 5m 58.69s; 5 Christo Strydom (Toyota Corona) 6m 02.90s; 6 Bryce Armstrong (Subaru Impreza) 6m 04.86s; 7 Lauren Grainger (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo1) 6m 08.37s; 8 Mike Torr (Subaru Impreza WRX) 6m 11.25s; 9 Shane Wright (Holden Commodore SS) 6m 12.88s; 10 Quentin Dive (Jaguar X-Type) 6m 15.49s. 3.0 Tauranga's Roydon White, New Zealand No.2 in his age group, finished ninth at the Australian Junior Motocross Championship near Perth last week.

A five-race series decided the 14 to 16-year-old 85cc title, with White, 16, taking a loaned Yamaha YZ80 to best race finishes of a sixth and seventh at the challenging Wanneroo sand track, to take ninth place overall.

The Tauranga Motorcycle Club is running the final of its 2008 Motocross Champs this Sunday at Maddix Park, 465 Rowe Rd, Ohauiti.

Sign-on is from 7.30am, riders will get a briefing at 8.45am and racing starts at 9am.

Classes are for minis, junior and senior women, quads, juniors, seniors and vets.
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Posted 20 July 2015 - 05:15 PM

Jones 'desperate' to be No 1: [1 Edition]
COFFIN, Tony. Manawatu Standard [Palmerston North, New Zealand] 04 Feb 2008: 0; 11

Cameron Jones will go all out to get the coveted No.1 plate on his car in the last two rounds of the Osca series.

Jones increased his lead to eight points in the North Island series at Manfeild on Saturday, heading Tim Rooney by a single point in some tight racing. The North Island title, though, holds little interest for him; it's the national title he wants after narrowly missing out last year.

"We'll try and close the gap at the next round at Taupo, then come back here the following week and throw everything at winning the championship," Jones said. "I desperately want the No.1 on my car."

He concedes. though, that with a 30-point gap between him and series leader Andy Greenslade (Tauranga), who also has a speed edge, at least on paper, at Manfeild, it will be tough to overtake him.

There's a big difference between Jones' Mazda RX7 turbo and Greenslade's six-litre Mustang.

"It does make a bit of a difference, with the turbo lag out of the slow corners giving their cars a slight edge, but we're a lot quicker into the corners," Jones said.

He has been slowed by an exhaust leak, which will be repaired before the Taupo meeting.

"The leak stops the turbo building pressure quickly enough and the lag stops us getting to top speed as fast as we'd like. But we'll get that sorted and it will put us right there."

At Manfeild on Saturday, Rooney beat Jones in the first two races, although the second race was a reverse grid where both drivers started at the back of the field and swapped positions at least four times as they weaved their way to the front of the field.

In the handicap third race, Jones managed to get through the 20- car field to second place, while Rooney only managed sixth.

One of the most spectacular battles of the day was between Tranzam drivers Dayne Running (Drury) and his big, six-litre Chev Camaro and Tauranga's Grant Brennan and his Brennan Corvette, with both drivers winning a race each. Palmerston North's John Rush (Ford Escort 2003) collected a fourth place.

Other Manawatu drivers to feature included Matt Lockwood (Mazda RX7) in the Mazda Pro 7 class, Andrew Cranston in the Porsche class, and Alistair Hoffman (Ford Escort 1974) in the FMG Classics.

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 05:21 PM

Lockwood looking beyond Pro 7 and V8 Ute classes
COFFIN, Tony. Manawatu Standard [Palmerston North, New Zealand] 30 Mar 2009: 14.

Matt Lockwood doesn't intend defending the national Pro 7 national title he won at Manfeild yesterday.

Lockwood (Palmerston North) confirmed his domination of the Mazda Pro 7s, winning all three races to take the title by a wide margin.

"It's nice to win all day, but I'm only in my third season and need to learn the race craft," he said. "I need to be racing in bigger fields with more good drivers."

He's looking at options other than the Pro 7 and V8 Ute classes, where the fields have been light on top competition.

"I've had a couple of offers to race in the New Zealand V8s, it's the next natural step for me. But unless we get some support it's out of our league."

Lockwood said just to buy a Holden or Ford V8 cost $300,000, while to run it for a year would cost another $250,000. His Mazda for the Pro 7 championship cost about $55,000 and less than $20,000 to run for the entire year.

"I wouldn't have been able to do the racing I have, over the last three years without my parents and grandparents backing me."

Lockwood said if he couldn't find sponsorship during the next five months, he would look for a lower- budget class with big fields and experienced race drivers.

"I'd love to race in the Ford versus Holden battle, but if not there, I'll be racing somewhere."

There's was impressive machinery in the GT1 class, led by the amazing TVR Tuscan of Whangarei's Carl Hansen. Reputed to be worth more than $2 million, Hansen and his purpose-built car easily beat the rest of the classy field at Manfeild.

New Plymouth's John Rae (Corvette Tranzam), a former national speedway champion, Tauranga's Bernie Gillon (Jaguar XKR), Grant Brennan (Chev Corvette) and Andy Greenslade (Chev Corvette), all have cars with more horsepower than Palmerston North's Cameron Jones. Jones and his Mazda RX7 did well to finish fourth in the final race and he wasn't far behind the others in the first two races.

Mini drivers Bill Robson (Feilding) and Palmerston North's Laurence Axcell also picked up placings in two of the three races.

Michael Shepherd had three placings in the Formula First class, but had to play second fiddle to championship leader Ian Foster (Papatoetoe), who won all three races. In the same class, Bramwell King (PN) finished inside the top 10 in each race, while Feilding duo Dave Scammell and Ben Poulsen were further back.

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 05:23 PM

Speedway racers wait on Steamers
Anonymous. Bay of Plenty Times [Tauranga, New Zealand] 01 Oct 2008: A.13.

More than 100 competitors have already signed up to race at Baypark Speedway this season.

The track held its first licensing day recently and promoter Willie Kay says there are already more than 100 registered drivers and expects more before the racing season opens at Labour weekend.

"The sign-up is on par with past years and, at this stage, the competitor numbers don't seem to have been affected by the economic climate," Kay said.

"There's been the usual tidal effect of new competitors coming into the youth ministocks and others moving up into the senior classes.

"The most notable one is Kristin Vermeulen who's moving into a super saloon this season.

"There are quite a few new cars and drivers in the saloons and sprint cars. One new sprint car driver intends to commute from Christchurch to race at Baypark."

Most of the preparation for the season remains administrative while the BOP Steamers continue their strong Air New Zealand Cup season.

"We can't do anything to the track or the safety fence until after this weekend at the earliest," Kay said.

"The Steamers are now in third position and there's a good chance they will play a home quarterfinal on the weekend of October 10-12.

"There's also the boat show at the stadium on October 11-12 so we can't do anything until Monday 13 at the very earliest and it's not out of the question the Steamers could have a home semifinal the following weekend."

Speedway drivers have a practice scheduled for Saturday, October 19, but the rugby season puts a question mark on that.

Just a week to reinstall the safety fence, prepare the clay racing surface and to be inspected and approved by Speedway NZ generates considerable time pressure.

"The track needs a fair amount of work and that is also dependent on the weather," said Kay.

"So we may have to shift the practice but our consent allows for a midweek evening practice."

The major championship events at Baypark this season are the New Zealand Sprint Car Grand Prix on January 2-3 and the NZ Super Saloon GP scheduled for January 24.

"We will have international competitors in sprint cars and super saloons this season and have a new formatted stock car teams event. The Stock Car Gold Cup will be for an invitation field of drivers from around the country."

Champs get into gear National motor racing championships get away to an early bird start this weekend at Taupo with the main attractions being the opening round of the NZV8s championship and the debut of the new GT1 category.

Also on the Taupo programme are the season openers for the Production Racing Series, Formula Ford, Mini Challenge and the GT NZ class.

Bay of Plenty interest in the championships is centred on Formula Ford single-seaters and the GT1 class which combines the fastest cars from the Super Sedan, Super GT and OSCA saloon classes.

A 13-strong Formula Ford grid includes three Tauranga drivers with Kim Crocker and Kerry Ross returning to the class in Van Diemen Stealth racers and teenager Richie Stanaway stepping up from a strong rookie season in the Formula First class to race a new French-built Mygale chassis.

A promising turnout for the debut of GT1 includes Tauranga Corvette racers Andy Greenslade and Grant Brennan, Papamoa racer Tim Rooney (Ford Mustang), Te Puke's Peter Stewart (Cortina -Chev) and Tauranga's former SS2000 champion Brian Gray who will debut his new quad-rotor Mazda RX7.

In the second-tier GT NZ category, Tauranga's Greg Kilworth will run a Mazda RX7 and Roger Conder fields his Nissan Silvia. A small field for the opening round of the Mini Challenge includes Tauranga kart racer Justin Herbert.

The NZV8s are expected to deliver a 28-car field of Holdens and Fords for their Fujitsu 200 series opener headed by defending champion John McIntyre with former champions Kayne Scott, Andy Booth and Paul Manuell also on the grid with Kiwi internationals Craig Baird and Paul Radisich and Australian David Besnard.

The three-day meeting begins with test sessions on Friday followed by qualifying and one race for each class on Saturday. The full race programme on Sunday begins at 8.40am.

The three-part qualifying programme for the NZ V8s is late morning on Saturday and the V8s have their first 12-lap race on Saturday afternoon.

There is a 16-lap race on Sunday morning and a 20-lap reverse grid race on Sunday afternoon, all with rolling starts.

Autocross at Baypark Round five of the Tauranga Mount Motorsport Club's motorkhana and autocross series takes place this Sunday in the Baypark Speedway pit area.

The event is being run to an autocross format so a warrant of fitness standard vehicle is required and competitors must wear a helmet and overalls. Entry and documentation is from 9am-9.45am with drivers briefing at 9.45am followed by practice runs.

Fun day for karters The Bay of Plenty Kart Club is running its popular four-way fun day at the Fagans Valley Raceway this Sunday. The fun day will use the Fagans Valley track in all four configurations during the day. At the conclusion of racing, there will be a short working bee to move all the crash bags on to the track, ready for transportation to the Castrol Tauranga Street Race on November 8-9.

Fagans Valley is then closed for all karting activity until after the street race.
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Posted 20 July 2015 - 05:24 PM

Bay drag racing pair charge towards titles
Anonymous. Bay of Plenty Times [Tauranga, New Zealand] 11 Feb 2009: A.14.

The summer drag racing season is at full throttle with national titles well on the way to being decided at major meetings over the coming month.

Local racers are leading two classes in the NZ Drag Racing Association points chase. Tauranga's Paul Sattler is atop the leader board in the Supercharged Outlaws bracket, while Mt Maunganui's Rob Chesham (1934 Model A Roadster) shares the Super Street points lead with Rotorua's Ian Harvey (Mercury Cougar).

The racing continues this weekend with a twilight competition meeting at Fram Autolite Dragway, Meremere, while the Century Batteries Nationals are at the Meremere strip on the February 28 and March 1 weekend.

Sattler is campaigning his "old school" front-engine dragster in its first full season and after a Central Nationals victory at Masterton earlier this month - and runner-up finishes earlier in the season - he leads the Supercharged Outlaws class from the rear-engine dragster of Aucklander Jim Carroll.

Sattler's 1965 front-engine rail was imported from the US several years ago and the Tauranga auto electrician and his crew have restored the car and returned it to the quarter-mile.

The 2008-09 season is the first full season campaign for the car which runs a supercharged small block Chev V8. Sattler says it's an authentic nostalgia racer with no modern day electronics.

"It's my first full season in the car and it's not the kind of thing you hop straight into and just drive," says Sattler. "But we're working our way into the car and I'm very happy with the way it's been running this season."

A number of other Tauranga drivers will be in action this weekend, including the Bad Newz Racing duo of Dave West and Craig Mullan.

Both are fourth in their respective classes - West campaigning his 1958 Chev Impala with a monster 10.3-litre nitrous V8 in the Top Doorslammer division, while Mullan races his big block Chev Austin Bantam roadster in the C3 Modified class.

Mead holds big lead The final round of the Grand National Cross Country series takes place at Ohauiti this Saturday with between 250 and 300 riders expected.

Raced over an 18km course at the Maddix Park venue - using the motocross track and trail ride loops at the Rowe Rd, Ohauiti property - the five round GNCC series sees Rory Mead (Yamaha) with a nearly unassailable lead in the Pro class ahead of Chris Power (Honda).

There are three races on Saturday with the 90-minute youth and rookie women's race at 9am, the two-hour Clubmans and women's class race at 11.30am and the 150-minute duration expert, elite and pro class race getting under way at 2.30pm. Maddix Park is at 465 Rowe Rd, Ohauiti.

Saloon car frontrunner Matamata Corvette racer Jeff Barron holds a handy 10-point lead in the La-Z-Boy saloon car series after the second round raced at Baypark last Saturday.

In the third and fourth races of the series Barron posted 11th and third place finishes to consolidate his lead in the series with 85 points. He's 10 points clear of Tauranga's Colin Dyer, Kyle Peterson and Steve Muir, who are tied in second place, with defending champion Brent McClymont on 74 and Terry Corin on 72 points. Successful run Tauranga speedway racer Ross Linklater has been enjoying a successful run in three-quarter midget car events in recent weeks.

Linklater finished third at the North Island champs raced in Gisborne recently behind Napier racers Craig and Duane Todd and last Saturday night at he won the latest round of the Western Springs National Series.

Linklater will contest the 2009 New Zealand title at Western Springs on February 28. Winning start Defending champion Shane Mc- Intyre (Tauranga) made a winning start to the touring SSCAR super saloon car series at Auckland's Wai- karaka Park.

McIntyre started third in the 15-lap main event and he chased fel- low Tauranga racer Brent Emerson for most of the lap feature race. McIntyre ventured to the outside groove to complete the race winning pass three laps from the finish. Round two of the series is at Speed- way Stratford on February 21.

Gillon returns Tauranga's Bernie Gillon returns to circuit racing this weekend to cam- paign his XK Jaguar in the GT1 series at Pukekohe.

The new GT1 category - which combines the OSCA saloons, NZ Super Sedans and Super GT machin- ery on to a single grid of exciting cars - is the main drawcard of the Pukekohe meeting, which also includes championship rounds for the Formula First, Bridgestone Por- sche, North Island Super Six and HQ Holden, Pre-65s, SS2000, Pro7 and Mini Challenge championships.

It will be Gillon's second outing in the ex-Andrew Fawcett Jaguar - he drove the 6.0-litre Ford Cosworth V8 engined car once last year in Australia. Whangarei's Carl Hansen (TVR Tuscan) leads the GT1 series from Tauranga's Grant Brennan (Corvette), Aucklander Nick Chester (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) and Tau- ranga racer Andy Greenslade (Corvette).
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Posted 20 July 2015 - 05:28 PM

Shane's rebuilt beauty
Anonymous. Bay of Plenty Times [Tauranga, New Zealand] 28 Oct 2009: A.14.

New Zealand super saloon car champion Shane McIntyre debuted his new Corvette at Napier's season opening meeting at the weekend.

The Tauranga racer, who clinched the New Zealand title at Cromwell last season, has constructed the C6 model Corvette over the winter after selling his title-winning Pontiac to Aucklander Ben Harding.

Only McIntyre's 412 cubic-inch Marsh Motorsport Chevrolet engine and the gearbox are carried over from the previous car to the new one.

The new bodystyle has significantly more compact dimensions - compared with the big body Pontiac - while under the skin McIntyre says the new car is a refinement of the same chassis ideas.

He says the main focus has been to create a car better suited to the smaller tracks where big super saloon titles will be decided in the next few years.

"The Pontiac was a big car built for Baypark. I felt we struggled a little bit on the other tracks in the first year," said McIntyre. "A few things are a bit different on the new one but everything is pretty much in the same place."

McIntyre was happy with the car on its debut outing.

"We had an injector problem in the first race and the engine ran so rich that the exhaust set fire to the bodywork and it doesn't look brand new anymore."

Along with the new car the other big change this season sees McIntyre signing up at the Huntly track where the 2010 New Zealand title will be contested on January 8-9.

McIntyre's schedule for the early weeks of the season will be Huntly's opening meeting this Saturday night, Baypark's big fireworks meeting on November 7 and then Woodford Glen at Christchurch on November 14.

Stanaway at Surfers Young Tauranga racing driver Richie Stanaway returned to Australian Formula Ford competition last weekend with a frontrunning effort on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

At the V8 Supercar support races Stanaway, 17, qualified second behind fellow Kiwi Mitch Evans and in the first two races of the weekend was involved in battles for the lead with Evans and finished second. The crash-marred second race saw only two laps completed under racing conditions.

The third race was a thriller with a shower of rain causing many of the front runners, including Stanaway, to spin. Fighting back to battle for the lead with Scott Pye, the pair clashed and Stanaway dropped back to finish fifth with damaged rear suspension.

Top form at Taupo Tauranga drivers opened the summer motor racing season in winning style at Taupo last weekend.

The Labour weekend meeting saw Grant Brennan take a clean sweep of the GT1 class of the GTRNZ series while Greg Kilworth posted a GTNZ victory, the father and son team of Peter and Andrew Stevenson both won Pre-65 races and defending national champion David Dovey made a strong start to the North Island Super Six Series.

The GT1 class saw Tauranga's Bernie Gillon qualify his Jaguar XK8 on pole position with Brennan third quickest in his Corvette and Tauranga's Andy Greenslade (Corvette) in fifth.

Race one saw Gillon fail to finish with a gearbox problem and his troubles continued into Sunday with a clutch failure that required him to start from pitlane once the rest of the field had left the grid.

Brennan won on Saturday and continued his winning run in Sunday's reverse grid races while Gillon posted fifth and third placings after working through all the GT2 class cars and towards the front of the GT1 pack.

After qualifying sixth in the big GTNZ class Greg Kilworth (Mazda RX7) won the opening race on Saturday and was second behind Mitsubishi Evo driver Brock Cooley in the second race of the weekend.

Also running towards the front of the GTNZ field was Papamoa's Grant Crosby in the Holden Commodore he previously campaigned in the NZ V8s Development series. Crosby had two sixth placings while David Brennan (Nissan Cefiro Turbo) came within one corner of winning the final handicap race before he was passed by Porsche racer Conal Dempsey.

Broxholme in MX2 win Tauranga's Peter Broxholme rode to an MX2 victory at the Taupo Motorcycle Club's Labour weekend motocross on Sunday.

The Honda racer had a fourth in the opening moto and won race two to secure the MX2 honours by three points from Gisborne rider Shaun Fogarty.

Kawasaki racer Mason Phillips (Mt Maunganui) collided with Shaun Fogarty in the opening MX1 race and took a knock to his shoulder. In the 125cc class Tauranga's Roydon White (KTM) gained eighth overall.

Podium finishes Bay of Plenty Kart Club drivers Daniel Dufty and Justin Herbert achieved podium finishes at the North Island Champs raced at Palmerston North over the holiday weekend.

Dufty finished second in the KZ2 class final while Herbert claimed third in the Yamaha Lights class.

Local racers were also well placed in several other classes. Niki Urwin and John van Bommel were fifth and sixth respectively in the Rotax Max Lights title and Lance Fisher was seventh in Yamaha Heavy. Among the BOP junior racers, Michael Scott was fifth in the Junior Yamaha class while Aston Phillips finished fifth in Cadets and Nick Pervan was seventh in the Junior Restricted title.

Busy weekend ahead A busy weekend of local motorsport action features the opening of the 2009-10 season at Baypark Speedway on Saturday night. There's also a Saturday meeting at the Waihi Beach Dirt Track starting at 11.30am while on Sunday the BOP Kart Club has a fun day with racing in all four track configurations at the Fagans Valley Raceway near Te Puke.
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