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V8 Utes Racing

Are you a motor racer looking for a new challenge or a series that really values its competitors and sponsors? May be you’re an up and coming ace, a gentleman racer or a rookie looking for a new challenge? Or perhaps you just want to race a powerful V8 Ute? Then read on.

The NZ V8 Ute Racing Series is not only one of the most competitive motorsport series in New Zealand, it is also one of the most stable & entering its 12th Season in December 2018 with many of the original drivers still competing and along with many new drivers joining the series over the last couple of seasons.

Driving a race ute is a lot of fun, and it takes something special as a driver to win the championship – just look at our previous champions. Chris Pither, Matt Lockwood, Andrew Waite, Chris Hanley, Kris Walton, Sam Barry, Paul Manuell & Richard Moore, all seasoned racers. But as well as being a competitive arena for the young guns of motorsport it is also the perfect place for gentleman racers. Check out what our drivers say....

Geoff Spencer - V8 UtesGeoff S.O.S Spencer
“Having contested every since the inception of the NZ V8 Ute Racing Series, I still get the thrill of driving an 1800kg V8 ute. There is something about having 15 others you all with identical car performance, all trying to get that last little bit to give you an edge over the opposition. They look good and sound great and always draws a crowd with a good marketing platform for sponsors and a professionally run series.”
Brett RuddBrett ‘The Scud’ Rudd
"V8 Ute racing ticked all my boxes. Having had no racing experience prior to buying a V8 ute, the category management, drivers and teams have all been extremely supportive. Whilst the racing is fast and close the guys show terrific sportsmanship. The high profile ute racing has here in NZ and Australia has given me the ability to promote my company alongside our customers and suppliers. What’s more it great fun!”

Paul 'Auto' Manuell

"After 20 years of racing motorsport in NZ starting at entry level racing, being president of NZV8s for ten years then running one of the the country’s largest race teams in M3 Motorsport, I have now finally come to realise what the sport is all about. That is parity, comaradery and the one word which through our competitive nature we all tend to forget……FUN. That's what V8 Utes is all about."


Simon 'The Bandit' Ussher

"Having given up speedway close on 20 years ago to focus on my business, when the time came to get back into racing I looked at all the categories available and NZ V8 Utes won hands down. It provides true brand exposure and networking opportunities for United at a realistic cost. NZ V8 Utes is a  professionally run category, with a secure future.  The shareholder model means that all of the competitors have a vested interest in the success of the class. The guys are competitive but at the same time helpful and friendly and enjoy a beer as much as they do the racing. And I get to do skids in a V8 ute, what more could you want!?"



So what do we offer? Well, it’s something like this:

  • 430 horsepower V8's – Ford vs Holden
  • The closest field in NZ motor racing
  • Four round championship
  • Professionally run
  • Professionally marketed
  • Corporate hospitality
  • Full terrestrial TV package on CRC Motorsport & avialble on demand post our TV Show
  • Driver licensing and tuition
  • Arrive and drive packages per round or for the season
  • The ultimate ute racing rush
  • And if that’s not enough – there’s plenty more.

Just call Paul Isaac on 07 377 2081 for an informal chat or email him at paul@v8utes.co.nz we can arrange a initail track test in one of our V8 race utes or you can look at a dry hire or arrive and drive packages available in both Ford or Holden V8 Race Utes for individual rounds or the entire four round championship 2018 / 2019 Summer Season or plan towards our 2019 / 2020 Summer Season.

You too can be part of the action.