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Midget racing, 2010 (1st of 2)

Midget racing, 2010

Craig Aitchison (front) passes on the inside at Auckland's Western Springs Speedway during a midget race in 2010. Midget cars have a high power-to-weight ratio, making for thrilling action. They have been raced in New Zealand since 1937, when the first international meeting was held, won by New Zealander Jerry Mathieson.

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Jim Webber, 'Motor sport - Speedway and drag racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Jim Webber, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016