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Teen in SuperTrucks title showdown

Teen in SuperTrucks title showdown

NZ Truck & Driver News

 April 2018   
Teen truck racer Alex Little continued to lead the New Zealand SuperTrucks Championship after narrowly winning the third round at Timaru last month.

With two rounds to run, the 17-year-old Freightliner Century Class driver had 155 points, just eight ahead of defending champion Troy Wheeler, also driving a Cat-engined Freightliner.

Wheeler and Little were first and second respectively in the 2016/'17 championship and were headed for another two-way title showdown over the final two rounds (at Taupo and Pukekohe).

After three of the five rounds, International TranStar driver Garry Price was third in the standings on 123 points, ahead of Australian Rob Waters (Kenworth), on 113. There was a three-way tie for fifth-equal, between Pukekohe's Dave West (Freightliner Argosy), Bedford KM driver Tony Brand and triple NZ champ Malcolm Little (Alex's Dad) – all on 108.

The wins in the championship races at the Timaru third round were shared between Alex Litt...

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Teen truck racer Alex Little continued to lead the New Zealand SuperTrucks Championship after narrowly winning the third round at Timaru last month.

With two rounds to run, the 17-year-old Freightliner Century Class driver had 155 points, just eight ahead of defending champion Troy Wheeler, also driving a Cat-engined Freightliner.

Wheeler and Little were first and second respectively in the 2016/'17 championship and were headed for another two-way title showdown over the final two rounds (at Taupo and Pukekohe).

After three of the five rounds, International TranStar driver Garry Price was third in the standings on 123 points, ahead of Australian Rob Waters (Kenworth), on 113. There was a three-way tie for fifth-equal, between Pukekohe's Dave West (Freightliner Argosy), Bedford KM driver Tony Brand and triple NZ champ Malcolm Little (Alex's Dad) – all on 108.

The wins in the championship races at the Timaru third round were shared between Alex Little, Malcolm Little and Waters. His three podium results saw Alex Little edge Wheeler for the round win….by a mere point (52 to 51). Malcolm Little was only another three points adrift.


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