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Caughey extends SuperBoat lead

ENZED team sets day’s fastest time at Waitara Canterbury racer Peter Caughey has extended his lead at the midpoint of the MouthFresh SuperBoat championships, with a commanding win at Waitara on Saturday – despite getting airborne at 120km/h. “It’s always nice to win an event with a fastest time of the day,” Caughey says, “Especially…

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MouthFresh SuperBoats take to the road for high-powered Christmas

Whanganui welcomes Jetsprints for Altherm Jetsprint championship With Wairarapa’s second round of the Altherm Jetsprint championship cancelled after insufficient water in the region, Whanganui has become round two of the six-round series. It’s set to be a high-powered event, with the world’s fastest jetsprint racers taking to the road on Christmas day to converge on…

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Dry weather calls halt to SuperBoat Champs round

Featherston track improvements remain untested The cancellation of round two of the Altherm Jetsprint championships in Featherston due to dry weather has a hidden silver lining for some teams. Due to run on December 2, the event may have to be run later in the season at a different track. But that could be good…

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Round One win first step in Mouthfresh SuperBoat Champs defence

Caughey fastest all day – crashes, weather halt racing early Defending New Zealand SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey crossed the start-line in a brand-new boat today, and bagged the fastest time every time he took to the water at Wanaka’s Oxbow Aquatrack. Even this seasoned racer was taken by surprise at just how well the new…

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Caughey takes 11th NZ Championship title

Peter Caughey won the final round of the MouthFRESH SuperBoat class at Wanaka’s Oxbow Aquatrack this weekend, and with it his ninth New Zealand SuperBoat Jetsprint Title, despite the best efforts of Cyclone Cook. The Canterbury racer put in a blinder of a final run in the top-three elimination round with the fastest time of…

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Caughey defends title at SuperBoat final

Defending SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey heads into the MouthFRESH SuperBoat class at the Altherm Jetsprints Championship final at Wanaka this weekend at the top of the points table.But he’ll have to get into the top five elimination round if he hopes to win, with a handful of talented racers still in with a chance of…

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Caughey brings big guns to SuperBoat champs

Defending MouthFresh SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey is bringing the big guns out for the penultimate round of the Altherm Jetsprint champs at Wanganui on April 1. “We’ve built a 600ci [9.8-litre] small-block Chev, we think the biggest small-block Chev in the world.” “We believe in that platform, and it gives us a lighter package than a big-block. We believe…

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Caughey extends SuperBoat lead

With rain steadying and defending SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey’s ENZED craft spitting oil from the breathers, it looked as if he’d be out for the count early in the elimination rounds at Hastings on Sunday.But the experienced battler and his equally experienced ENZED crew are used to challenges, and they kept the boat at the…

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Caughey throws down the gauntlet.

Defending SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey threw down the title gauntlet at round two of the MouthFRESH Superboat championship at the weekend, with a decisive win on a fast and flowing Meremere aquatrack — though it wasn’t without its challenges. Round one of the Altherm NZ Jetsprint Championship had ended with the top 12 in the…

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Caughey’s Odyssey to Defend Crown

Defending NZ SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey is clocking up thousands of kilometres in the coming days to get his Sprintec SuperBoat to round two of the Altherm New Zealand Jetsprint Champs at Meremere, on Sunday, February 5. It’s been six weeks since round one, when the SuperBoat class was rained out before the top 12…

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