Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Minnell takes jetsprint round in front of home crowd
Wanganui’s Leighton and Kellie Minnell topped the time sheets for today’s second round of the 2012 Jetpro Jetsprint championship held just north of the river city, fastest of the 29 teams’ competing for the sprint boating title.
Monday, 5 December 2011
Rain drives hot times at jet sprint championship opener
Even persistent rain couldn't dampen the hot times set in all three of the competition classes for today's opening round of the 2012 Jetpro Jetsprint championship held at Meremere (4 December), where fractions of a second separated the winning positions.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
V8Supercar driver Nathan Pretty confirmed for jetsprint world championship
Of the competitors lining up to contest the New Zealand based 2012 UIM World series jet sprint boat championship, 2008 Group A title winner and V8Supercar driver Nathan Pretty has confirmed his entry for the two-round series starting 11 February 2012.
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Jet sprint world series returns to New Zealand for 2012
The high adrenaline jet boat race series steps up a gear with the return of a two round world championship to New Zealand’s shores from 11 to 19 February 2012.
Sunday, 3 April 2011
Night charges jet sprint championship
Picture perfect calm conditions made Saturday night’s running of the Jetpro Jetsprint Championship at Wanganui a double-fold spectator festival as the fifth round of the series illuminated those most likely to be the 2011 champions.
Monday, 14 March 2011
Minnell fastest at Hastings jet sprint day
Wanganui’s Leighton and Kellie Minnell set fastest time at today’s fourth round of the Jetpro Jetsprint championship held at Crownthorpe near Hastings, to take the lead in the Suzuki Superboat category.
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Hawke's Bay jet sprint round critical to championship chances
Sunday’s 13 March fourth round of the 2011 Jetpro Jetsprint Championship becomes a critical time for each of the three category leaders who line up to contest a freshly modified water course placed 15 minutes east of Hastings.
Monday, 28 February 2011
Minnell storms to form at Meremere jet sprint day
Sunday 27 February’s third round of the 2011 Jetpro Jetsprint championship held at Meremere provided more upsets to the points table with two teams from Wanganui and one from Hamilton taking the day’s prize offerings.
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Rotary power to head Auckland jet sprint day
Leading this weekend’s 27 February third round of the Jetpro Jetsprint Championship, the rotary engine powered boat of Wanganui’s Peter Huijs is top-billed of the 30 teams contesting the Meremere round south of Auckland.
Monday, 7 February 2011
Rotary engine boat wins Gisborne jet sprint day
Wanganui's Peter and Gary Huijs claimed an upset win in their quad-rotor turbo-charged jet sprint boat in Saturday's 5 February second round of the 2011 Jetpro Jetsprint Championship held near Gisborne.
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Gisborne's double water championship weekend
This Saturday 5 February will be a busy time for Gisborne with the Jetpro Jetsprint boat championship event being run just after the conclusion of the 'Thunder at sea' off-shore power-boat event.
Nitro circus stars take to the water for charity
Stars of the Nitro Circus New Zealand tour will be sampling a change of adrenaline and adventure near Wanganui on 11 February as they taste life on the water aboard a water-jet propelled sprint boat, with spectator gate takings supporting the local hospice.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Minnell tops times at jetsprint opener
Wanganui husband and wife pairing of Leighton and Kellie Minnell set fastest time at today’s opening round of the 2011 Jetpro Jetsprint championship held on the outskirts of their river city.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Anticipation tops jet sprint season opener
Mixing tight turns, narrow water channels and horsepower, 30 teams will converge on the small Shelterview Raceway, eight kilometres north-east of Wanganui for the 27 December first round of the 2011 Jetpro Jetsprint boating series.
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Jet sprint boat series kicks off in holiday season
Action fans will again be heading to Wanganui for the post-Christmas activities that include the first round of the V8 powered jet sprint boat series starting on 27 December.
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Nervous wait for jetsprint champions
Following a nervous wait after technical clearance differences at Saturday’s final round of the 2010 Jetpro Jetsprint Championship, each of the Suzuki super boat, Scott Waterjet Group A and Jetpro Lites category winners have been confirmed.
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Upsets at Jetsprint final
Pressure at yesterday’s final round of the 2010 Jetpro Jetsprint Championship has seen a number of upsets in the run for championship honours at Featherston’s Oldfields Aquatrack.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Jetsprinters risk it all this weekend
Saturday’s final round of the 2010 Jetpro Jetsprint Championship is sure to treat spectators with title contenders putting it all on the line in the run to the finish at Featherston’s Oldfields Aquatrack.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Championship titles at stake
This weekend’s final round of the 2010 Jetpro Jetsprint Championship has it all on the line for each of the three competition classes – needing to survive the pressure of their rivals on Saturday 24 April at Featherston’s Tauherinikau venue.
Monday, 12 April 2010
Jet sprint teams light the night sky
Saturday night’s penultimate round of the 2010 Jetpro Jetsprint Championship was filled with action for the excited crowd watching the night racing at Wanganui’s Shelterview track.
Monday, 5 April 2010
Night and lights for sprint boats
This weekend’s penultimate round of the 2010 Jetpro Jetsprint Championship races under lights for the first time at Wanganui’s Shelterview water course on Saturday 10 April.
Monday, 15 March 2010
Burt annihilates jetsprint opposition
Defending Suzuki super boat champions Richard Burt and Roger Maunder swept aside all competition at the weekend’s fourth round of the 2010 Jetpro Jetsprint Championship, setting fastest time of the day at the Crownthorpe track in the Hawke’s Bay.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Critical point in jetsprint series
This Sunday’s (14 March) fourth round of the 2010 Jetpro Jetsprint Championship in the Hawke’s Bay will be a defining event in the chase for title honours between class leaders Richard Burt (Suzuki Superboat), Baden Gray (Scott Waterjet international Group A) and David Stone (Jetpro Lites).
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Title upset in jet sprint series
Having taken their third successive round win in the Scott Waterjet international Group A category of the 2010 Jetpro Jetsprint series, Auckland’s Baden Gray and navigator Tanya Iremonger have a seven point lead over series stalwarts Reg and Julie Smith (Taupo).
Monday, 22 February 2010
Burt thrashes Jetsprint opposition
Palmerston North’s Richard Burt and navigator Roger Maunder swept all before them in today’s third round of the 2010 Jetpro Jetsprint championship round held at Meremere.
Friday, 19 February 2010
Arch rivals unite for jetsprint contest
An engine explosion in the boat used by the current leader of the Suzuki super boat category of the Jetpro Jetsprint series – Leighton Minnell, has seen support come from an unlikely corner.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Jetsprint Goliath's to square off at Meremere
Sunday’s third round of the 2010 Jetpro Jetsprint series brings an intense battle of Goliath supremacy between Wanganui’s Leighton Minnell, Queenstown’s Chris Munro and Palmerston North’s Richard Burt as three of the teams competing at the Meremere water course sprint bowl (21 February).
Monday, 25 January 2010
Minnell takes surprise win in Jetsprint title chase
Wanganui’s Leighton and Kellie Minnell have taken the overall lead in the Suzuki Super boat category of the Jetpro Jetsprint series having set fastest time at the second round of the 2010 championship held near Featherston on Sunday.