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BNT: Andy Booth Christchurch preview

After a dominant win in race 3 at Pukekohe 3 weeks ago, Andy Booth and The Rock Commodore look to carry forward this winning form as they head to round 2 of the BNTV8 Championship at the Powerbuilt Raceway in Christchurch this weekend. Despite ...

After a dominant win in race 3 at Pukekohe 3 weeks ago, Andy Booth and The Rock Commodore look to carry forward this winning form as they head to round 2 of the BNTV8 Championship at the Powerbuilt Raceway in Christchurch this weekend. Despite mechanical woes early on at Pukekohe, which saw the 1st race of the new season end with a DNF (Did Not Finish), The Rock Commodore showed its true pace to the field in the days final race, sending a clear warning to the Ford camp that the Holdens are on the comeback as the championship heads to the mainland for the next 3 rounds. Two time champion

Booth will also be keen to avoid a repeat of last years performance in The Garden City when he ended the weekend in the care of Christchurch Hospital's emergency staff after being hit off the track in very wet conditions during race 3. The incident was one of the heaviest impacts in recent NZV8 history, when the Commodore hit directly side on with an earth bank at 140kph! Whilst Andy escaped without major injury, the mechanical flow on effects of the crash dogged the team for the remainder of the season and hampered their title chase. This year, keeping consistent and staying out of trouble will be the key to a strong championship result.

With Christchurch's own recent earthquake troubles still at the front of everyone's minds, Andy and the team have decided to try to give something small back to the Christchurch race fans by auctioning a rare opportunity to jump in The Rock Commodore with Andy as he takes you full speed around The Powerbuilt Raceway (or any track at the remaining rounds of the NZV8 championship). All proceeds from the auction will be gifted straight to the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal, so visit Trademe and get bidding on this awesome christmas present! Auction closes Thursday 25th November at 9pm.

The Rock will be giving away tickets to this weeks round of the NZV8's so be sure to tune in for your chance to win! The Rock Roadies will also be at Powerbuilt Raceway this Sunday, bringing The Rock live to the racetrack. Keep your eyes out for the team at the track as there will be a signing session, posters given away, and kids can collect the new collectable NZV8 cards. Pit walks are from 12 to 1230 during lunch time so come on through, meet Andy, check out The Rock commodore, and maybe even get your picture taken with Boothy.

We also take great pleasure in welcoming aboard new team partner Tectaloy Performance Coolants to Andy Booth Racing. Tectaloy produce end user consumables including Anti-Freeze/coolants and corrosion inhibitor products for your vehicles cooling system. Tectaloy products are independently tested to SAI Global specifications and certified to comply with all the relevant standards and test methods required for Anti-Freeze/coolants and corrosion inhibitors. All Tectaloy products are available at all Supercheap outlets.

-source: andy booth

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Series V8S
Drivers Andy Booth