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Pete Caughey announces retirement in style

By pcr | Nov 5, 2018 |

Seven-time world champion gets airborne Pete Caughey announces retirement in style Seven-time World Champion jetsprint racer Peter Caughey had hoped to crown his 30-year racing career with a final world championship. In the end it was not to be. After setting the fastest split times at every round on the final day of the 2018…

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Tricky track could derail top Kiwis

By pcr | Nov 2, 2018 |

As World SuperBoat championship goes down to the wire New South Wales’ Cabarita jetsprint track was always going to be tricky for the Kiwi teams. With nine islands to navigate in under a minute at speeds of up to 130kph, a tenth of a second hesitation can mean the difference between first, and also-ran. New…

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Kiwi Caughey leads World SuperBoat title chase

By pcr | Oct 28, 2018 |

Trojan-Sprintec crew ahead with one round to go  Peter Caughey took the chequered flag to win round one of the 2018 World SuperBoat championship in Keith, SA yesterday, and he did it in style. “Ours was the only team to crack the 49-second barrier – we posted a 49.24 in the final elimination round.” The…

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Caughey fired up to regain World Superboat Crown

By pcr | Oct 26, 2018 |

Caughey fired up to regain World Superboat Crown Peter Caughey and his epic crew will line up on the start line tomorrow to regain the world Superboat crown he last hefted back in 2014. That was far from the first time the crew has returned home with the silverware. Caughey has stood on top of…

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Caughey sets record with 10th SuperBoat title despite final round engine gremlins

By pcr | Apr 15, 2018 |

“We lost the battle but won the war” says 10-time New Zealand SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey. The record-holding Canterbury racer successfully defended his title by winning five of the six rounds outright, but mechanical gremlins put paid to a six-from-six series in the final round first qualifier. “New Plymouth was a long way to go for 25 seconds at race pace!”…

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Caughey extends SuperBoat lead

By pcr | Feb 25, 2018 |

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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Jetsprinting gladiators thrill the crowds at Baypark’s ‘Colosseum’

By pcr | Jan 29, 2018 |

The victors might not have asked permission to slay their beaten rivals, but in terms of spectacle, damage and thrills the ENZED 2018 Jetsprints Stadium Cup matched anything Imperial Rome could have produced. After a two-year break, the ASB Stadium at Baypark in Mount Maunganui was transformed into a course as challenging as anything the…

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MouthFresh SuperBoats take to the road for high-powered Christmas

By pcr | Dec 23, 2017 |

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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Caughey hunts stadium title

By pcr | Dec 7, 2017 |

ENZED title eludes ENZED team SuperBoat racer Peter Caughey has seven world Jetsprint titles to his name, and 11 New Zealand titles – with all but three of that total in the top-billing SuperBoat class. But there’s one crown which still eludes him. “The Baypark event on January 27 is unfinished business for us,” Caughey says. “It’s one of the few…

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Dry weather calls halt to SuperBoat Champs round

By pcr | Dec 1, 2017 |

Featherstone 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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