Southland's Jeremy Holmes secured his first NZ Superbike Championship class title, despite crashing in the third race of round-three.
Kurt Busch led the one lap that matters, steering clear of chaos to win crash-filled Daytona 500.
The change in colours, to an orange glow, for McLaren comes as a nod to its late Kiwi founder.
"To be honest I'm just a petrol head, I love burning dinosaurs."
Triple world champ urges new F1 bosses to upgrade "outdated" scene in blistering attack, fearing for 2017 cars.