DAVID LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe crowd at Pukekohe Raceway will be overjoyed if any of the home drivers can take a chequered flag.
DAVID LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhile Volvo, Nissan and Mercedes have spoiled the V8 Supercars duopoly, it's the rivalry between Ford and Holden that still burns the brightest.
Supercheap Auto Racing driver Tim Slade has a special reason to do well on Anzac Day - his late grandfather was a highly decorated bomber pilot in World War II.
DAVID LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsCurrent V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup is confident the Red Bull Racing team have worked out their problems ahead of this weekend's action in Pukekohe.
DAVID LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsSuccess has come quickly for Scott McLaughlin but he says he'll never forget his roots.
V8 Supercar fans got to meet their favourite drivers today before the upcoming four day ITM 500.
Much of the excitement around the V8 Supercars this year surrounds the new super sprint format, with a Kiwi at the helm of the key changes.
Lewis Hamilton raced to a hat-trick of wins in the F1 Chinese Grand Prix, cruising unchallenged to the flag ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg as a dominant Mercedes claimed a third straight one-two finish.
DAVID LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsNissan's Todd Kelly has emerged as one of Scott McLaughlin's biggest fans, even though he drives for a rival team.
DAVID LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsThirteen words Scott McLaughlin said after winning podium spot in Adelaide have taken his fame to astronomical levels.
GREG MURPHY - © Fairfax NZ NewsIconic Kiwi driver Greg Murphy, the "King of Pukekohe", talks about how to navigate the circuit.
DAVID LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsFord Performance Racing employs four NZers who play an important part in making their cars as fast as possible
DAVID LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsWith three New Zealanders at the top of the V8 game, Fabian Coulthard says he doesn't focus on being top Kiwi.
Lewis Hamilton will line up on pole position for the Chinese GP after a storming lap in treacherous conditions to maintain Mercedes' qualifying stranglehold.
Sixteen-year-old Invercargill driver Liam MacDonald will again line up in the NZV8 Touring Car Championship field as part of the V8 Supercar meeting at Pukekohe.
Lewis Hamilton overcame problems with his car's handling to return Mercedes to the top of the timesheets at the Chinese Grand Prix.
The V8 Supercars' controversial new restart rules have been scrapped in favour of a return to last year's format.
Fernando Alonso doesn't expect a rapid turnaround for his struggling team following the resignation of team principal Stefano Domenicali.
Lotus Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez.
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg expects another tight race with teammate Lewis Hamilton this weekend in China.
Racing star Greg Murphy has been blitzed on the Pukekohe Race Track - but he was at a slight disadvantage.
Ask a V8 Supercar driver where he got his start on the motor racing ladder and more often than not the answer will be karts.
Lewis Hamilton can chalk up three wins in a row for the first time in his F1 career but team-mate Nico Rosberg will be doing all he can to deny him.
New Zealand V8 Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin has expressed an ambition to race Nascar in the future.
Formula One is on the right track with its new V6 turbo engines and the governing body can ignore criticism.
LIAM FITZGIBBON - AAPDaniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix will stand.
JOHN LEICESTER - APMercedes tore into Formula One rival Red Bull at an appeals court hearing over the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo.
STEVE REED - APNASCAR team owner Gene Haas is out to prove that an American-based team can succeed in the Formula One racing series.
Ex-Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is showing "small signs of progress" but remains in a very serious condition in a French hospital.
Scott Dixon missed out on a brilliant victory on the streets of Long Beach after running out of fuel with just three laps to go.
PETE IACOBELLI - APKevin Harvick used one of the few weekend missteps to pull out his first Nascar victory at Darlington.
DAVE LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsOn paper, Scott McLaughlin's results at Winton shouldn't inspire much optimism about his chances at Pukekohe in a fortnight.
DAVID LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhen most V8 Supercar drivers have a bad weekend, they can let off steam by bagging their team and car for not being any good.
PETE IACOBELLI - APKevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway as he looks to chase his first Southern 500.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersNascar owner granted licence from Formula One governing body to start what he hopes will be a US-based entry.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersRivalry between Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in Bahrain is the tip of the iceberg.
STU PIDDINGTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsTimaru's Chris West shows his desire to win is not abating despite starting in his 17th national rally championship.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersThe Marussia Formula One team is no longer owned by Marussia Motors and the closure of the Russian sportscar maker will have no effect on its operations.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersMcLaren consulted their lawyers after Red Bull announced the appointment of an aerodynamics expert their rivals said was contracted to them.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersSix-times Olympic cycling champion Chris Hoy is switching from two wheels to four with the aim of racing Le Mans.
STEPHEN HAWKINS - APWith a significant lead and the laps winding down, Joey Logano kept thinking about getting to the white flag.
Russell Ingall has been fined NZ$16,150 for his scathing verbal attack on V8 Supercars officials.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersFernando Alonso believes Ferrari can still be title contenders despite the poor start to the season.
On lap 16 of Bahrain Grand Prix, something happened that Mark Webber could only dream about.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsKiwi Mitch Evans has recovered some of his practice form to claim seventh place in the GP2 sprint race in Bahrain.
CHRIS LINES - APLewis Hamilton edges teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel, taking victory by one second.
A late penalty cost Fabian Coulthard a chance of claiming the lead in the V8 Supercars Championship.
Fabian Coulthard will continue his hunt for the V8 championship lead from the second row in Winton.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersNico Rosberg planted his Mercedes on pole position for the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix after a last-lap error cost Lewis Hamilton.
DAVID LONG IN MELBOURNE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThere are two sides to Mark Winterbottom, last year's Bathurst winner.