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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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Weather stops play at SuperBoat championship opener

The weather won the day at round one of the New Zealand SuperBoat championships held at the Altherm Jetsprint Championship in Taranaki today, though the two other classes are expected to post a result. The mighty methanol-snorting SuperBoats are veritable waterborne rocketships – with over 1000hp propelling a 500kg boat with no brakes. Defending champion…

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Caughey launches fresh bid for SuperBoat crown

The green flag will drop on the opening round of the Altherm NZ Jetsprint Series on December 10, and Peter Caughey will face a tough challenge in his bid to retain the SuperBoat crown he’s already worn eight times in his successful career so far. “Twenty SuperBoats have entered this year, which must be a…

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