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Old 13 Jan 2016, 21:17 (Ref:3604541)   #316
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It's null and void to be picky, but we get your drift James. Have you ever seen the results of a draw from any of his "raffles" or "competitions" published? Anywhere? To the best of my knowledge, every one of them has been nothing but a scam. Like most of his hot-laps. I had a guy come in to the TKR pit one day and ask me where DJ was as he wanted to collect his prize. Somehow he'd got the impression he'd won something. Poor gullible sod.
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Old 14 Jan 2016, 00:00 (Ref:3604580)   #317
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David John Sitting in the shed as we prioritize remaining budget for a new international opportunity this year
There have been quite a few "opportunities" over the years that never quite came to be. Good luck to anyone involved.
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Old 14 Jan 2016, 04:44 (Ref:3604611)   #318
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Daniel Jones What has happened to the Baird ride?

David John Sitting in the shed as we prioritize remaining budget for a new international opportunity this year
David John aka, TKR does not own a V8ST, he leased the car from Wayne Jacko Anderson [AV8] however, this car has now been sold to another party not connected to David John/TKR.

David John /TKR does own the old TL Commodore driven by Alysa Clapperton.
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Old 14 Jan 2016, 06:15 (Ref:3604621)   #319
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David John aka, TKR does not own a V8ST, he leased the car from Wayne Jacko Anderson [AV8] however, this car has now been sold to another party not connected to David John/TKR.

David John /TKR does own the old TL Commodore driven by Alysa Clapperton.
Who owned/ran the TL Commodore that TKR owns before they brought it?
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Old 14 Jan 2016, 08:01 (Ref:3604639)   #320
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David John aka, TKR does not own a V8ST, he leased the car from Wayne Jacko Anderson [AV8] however, this car has now been sold to another party not connected to David John/TKR.
Correct. That's is what makes his statement so damn funny!

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Who owned/ran the TL Commodore that TKR owns before they brought it?
I believe it is the old Ian Booth car.
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Old 14 Jan 2016, 16:30 (Ref:3604787)   #321
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Correct. That's is what makes his statement so damn funny!



I believe it is the old Ian Booth car.

cars a bit of a pig. even bairdo couldn't do anything with it.

but still its on the track.

....still think nzv8s have a long way to go building credibility and a fanbase

most drivers are unknown to most.

with confusing tiers ,,,tx tlx whatever. most of the cars old models.

im a 30 year follower , but sadly I wont be anywhere.

feel cheated, ripped, all that stuff.

speedways where ill be that's a 45 year love affair
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Old 14 Jan 2016, 17:40 (Ref:3604812)   #322
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cars a bit of a pig. even bairdo couldn't do anything with it.

but still its on the track.

....still think nzv8s have a long way to go building credibility and a fanbase

most drivers are unknown to most.

with confusing tiers ,,,tx tlx whatever. most of the cars old models.

im a 30 year follower , but sadly I wont be anywhere.

feel cheated, ripped, all that stuff.

speedways where ill be that's a 45 year love affair

Wow Superstock,

You "feel cheated,ripped, all that stuff" are you referring to the price of admission?

Its certainly sad that a 30 year circuit racing fan feels this way, but being a self confessed 45 year speedway fan, its obvious you came late to circuit racing, and its perhaps understandable that you have lost interest because generally speaking the Genre do not mix especially for so long.

I started in speedway, as a do anything on a midget car team, but soon fell in love with circuit racing, but have never lost an interest in speedway, and generally go to Western Springs several times a season, however, I seldom see very many of the people I reguarly see at Western Springs at Pukekohe or Hampton Downs.

No question The V8 Touring cars have had their up and downs over the last 6 years but the downs started way back in 2008/2009 when sponsorship dried up, and the teams dwindled. Its never going to be like 2005/2006/2007 ever again because that was an era, so we just need to move on and accept that the sport itself has lost the battle to keep the public interest, just as it has around the world.

The new combined V8 Touring Car category needs to be given a chance, and lets face it its the only possible solution left on the table if V8 Touring car racing is going to survive at all, in the public's mind, because at least its televised and has a statisticly good audience following.

By the way your TKR "bit of a pig" comment, could not be further from the truth, poorly maintained, and run, yes for sure, but this car held just about every track record in New Zealand in the hands of Kayne Scott and my team who built and ran the car in the first place. Given a proper rebuild its still well capable of wining its class in the right hands.
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Old 15 Jan 2016, 01:14 (Ref:3604908)   #323
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Wow Superstock,

You "feel cheated,ripped, all that stuff" are you referring to the price of admission?
that was an interesting comment. i was also interested in why Superstock feels ripped off and cheated. there has been no outrage claims or over hyping of the new summer series. if anything.. the promotion has been a little underwhelming.
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Old 15 Jan 2016, 04:37 (Ref:3604929)   #324
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Wow Superstock,

You "feel cheated,ripped, all that stuff" are you referring to the price of admission?

Its certainly sad that a 30 year circuit racing fan feels this way, but being a self confessed 45 year speedway fan, its obvious you came late to circuit racing, and its perhaps understandable that you have lost interest because generally speaking the Genre do not mix especially for so long.

I started in speedway, as a do anything on a midget car team, but soon fell in love with circuit racing, but have never lost an interest in speedway, and generally go to Western Springs several times a season, however, I seldom see very many of the people I reguarly see at Western Springs at Pukekohe or Hampton Downs.

No question The V8 Touring cars have had their up and downs over the last 6 years but the downs started way back in 2008/2009 when sponsorship dried up, and the teams dwindled. Its never going to be like 2005/2006/2007 ever again because that was an era, so we just need to move on and accept that the sport itself has lost the battle to keep the public interest, just as it has around the world.

The new combined V8 Touring Car category needs to be given a chance, and lets face it its the only possible solution left on the table if V8 Touring car racing is going to survive at all, in the public's mind, because at least its televised and has a statisticly good audience following.

By the way your TKR "bit of a pig" comment, could not be further from the truth, poorly maintained, and run, yes for sure, but this car held just about every track record in New Zealand in the hands of Kayne Scott and my team who built and ran the car in the first place. Given a proper rebuild its still well capable of wining its class in the right hands.

thanks mark

thank you for your constructive comments .i have followed your teams
and know your exploits well.
that's why your comments mean a lot to me.
my comments were directed more at what the sport had become
..it was never about money or overwise.
as I have followed the summer series since 1980 and have been to most circuits in NZ including the old baypark

went to all the wellington street races ,

was involved in some of the nzv8s at sponsorship level through companys I was employed at.

that's why I was questioning what had become of something I am/was so passionate about

but hopefully the series prospers again.

I will certainly be at manfeild.
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Old 17 Jan 2016, 17:19 (Ref:3605678)   #325
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thanks mark

thank you for your constructive comments .i have followed your teams
and know your exploits well.
that's why your comments mean a lot to me.
my comments were directed more at what the sport had become
..it was never about money or overwise.
as I have followed the summer series since 1980 and have been to most circuits in NZ including the old baypark

went to all the wellington street races ,

was involved in some of the nzv8s at sponsorship level through companys I was employed at.

that's why I was questioning what had become of something I am/was so passionate about

but hopefully the series prospers again.

I will certainly be at manfeild.
Hi Superstock,

Well I am pleased to be able to report that apart from the inclement weather which added another element to the weekend racing that there was some good racing over the weekend, and in particular the reverse grid last race which was won by Simon Evans with action a plenty. Andre Heimgartner showed he is a class act and won the first race by a country mile, however's Evan's matched his pace in race two.

Bargwanna, was at the sharp end all weekend, other than in qualifying, were the car suffered from a bad engine misfire issue, his now Camry sporting an outrageous new rear wing which was run at such a steep angle that it hurt his straight line speed, but made his car significantly better under braking, and off the corners.

The wet conditions made it very difficult to analyze the so called aero parity adjustments made to the TLX cars since Hamton Downs, however, Tom Alexander was adament that the Supertourer rear wing was a big help in getting his TLX car closer to Bargwanna's pace, but it was very obvious that the two Ls3 powered TLX Commodore's lacked straight line grunt compared to Nick Ross's Nissan.

Hopefully the weather is kinder to the competitors at Invercargill, and that a better assessment of the technical changes made to the TLX car's be made.

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Old 18 Jan 2016, 04:12 (Ref:3605801)   #326
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Hi Superstock,

Well I am pleased to be able to report that apart from the inclement weather which added another element to the weekend racing that there was some good racing over the weekend, and in particular the reverse grid last race which was won by Simon Evans with action a plenty. Andre Heimgartner showed he is a class act and won the first race by a country mile, however's Evan's matched his pace in race two.

Bargwanna, was at the sharp end all weekend, other than in qualifying, were the car suffered from a bad engine misfire issue, his now Camry sporting an outrageous new rear wing which was run at such a steep angle that it hurt his straight line speed, but made his car significantly better under braking, and off the corners.

The wet conditions made it very difficult to analyze the so called aero parity adjustments made to the TLX cars since Hamton Downs, however, Tom Alexander was adament that the Supertourer rear wing was a big help in getting his TLX car closer to Bargwanna's pace, but it was very obvious that the two Ls3 powered TLX Commodore's lacked straight line grunt compared to Nick Ross's Nissan.

Hopefully the weather is kinder to the competitors at Invercargill, and that a better assessment of the technical changes made to the TLX car's be made.


hi Mark

thank you for your report
heimgatner is someone ive been watching for a long time, hopefully he gets a seat in aussie.hes worthy
im picking numbers should increase once they reach manfeild.

I miss the lesters

they put on a good show.

and the weather is always a factor as we know.


HAMPTON DOWNS is where ill be going this weekend.

Hard to lose the motor racing bug

thanks mark go well for the rest of the season
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Old 18 Jan 2016, 04:55 (Ref:3605804)   #327
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Oh my god!! This is taken from TKR Facebook page!

"As for paying for the new engine, well I just hope we can raise the funds from the sale of merchandise we will be selling at the promotional events we have scheduled throughout the South island this week, sales of merchandise at the track in Invercargill and I just hope I can find some more sponsorship for the TKR Development Academy between now and months end to help cover the replacement engine costs or MR VISA will not be very happy with me what so ever". said David John.

How on earth does he keep on spending money he doesn't have??? I think it's about time he leaves the sport until he can actually afford it!

Relying on selling merch to pay for a new engine when you are spending money on trips to Bathurst and Free Utes is not how you run a race team!
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Old 18 Jan 2016, 05:05 (Ref:3605805)   #328
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that was an interesting comment. i was also interested in why Superstock feels ripped off and cheated. there has been no outrage claims or over hyping of the new summer series. if anything.. the promotion has been a little underwhelming.
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Old 18 Jan 2016, 07:56 (Ref:3605834)   #329
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... or MR VISA will not be very happy with me what so ever". said David John.
That's pretty rich (pardon the pun) considering he has always claimed he doesn't have a credit card. I have never seen anyone go through so many engines, season after season. Could it be that he does cheap patch-up jobs that never last, yet never learns from lessons past?

Given the talent he's had slip through his fingers, you might think, had he done a proper job in terms of "driver development", how well the "team" may have done in the last few years.
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Old 18 Jan 2016, 08:23 (Ref:3605845)   #330
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Why was TKR not in qualify or race one on Saturday when the engine went on Sunday?
Strange how he puts up Baird will be back (but the car has been sold), I thought the whole deal with the development academy was to have him there helping Alissa,? I wouldn't think much merchandise would sell?
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