South Island Super Saloon Series

About the Vertex Super Cup

The VERTEX SUPER CUP Series is open to Super Saloons in the South Island of New Zealand.
The Series involves 7 rounds at different tracks across the South Island during the 2017/18 season.
With the Series winner being crowned VERTEX SUPER CUP Champion at our annual prizegiving in June.
These Super Saloon racecars are on the cutting edge of technology in construction and are powered by 700 + horsepower V-8 engines based on the Chevy and Ford power plants. Nothing is "standard" about these $70,000+ machines that provide dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap.

The "in your face" excitement of a VERTEX SUPER CUP Series event is second to none in motorsports!
Previous Super Cup Series have provided race fans with some of the most exciting and entertaining events seen in recent seasons. Over 20 teams vie for the Super Cup each season, with them being split into groups to race through the heats and secure a spot in the "Shoot Out". The Shoot Out sees the top 8 drivers vie for "Hot Shot" status.
From there it's a 30 lap handicap feature with a twist! The highest points scorer on the night starts from the rear of the grid and gets to choose which driver starts beside him. That driver then chooses the next and so on.
This system of each driver selecting who starts next on the grid can create several exciting events occuring during the feature race. A person who struggled throughout the heats now gets an opportunity to start nearer the front of the grid while those towards the rear get further opportunities for extra passing points.

A new promotions concept for this season sees the introduction of the “X Factor Cars Challenge”.
The “Challenge” is for the “Hot Shot” only who in theory, can be deemed to be the fastest and possibly the highest points scorer for the night so far.
His challenge is to Win the Feature to get his hands on the oversize signboard cheque to the value of $500.
One of these cheques will be up for grabs at each of the 7 rounds of the Vertex Super Cup.
The committee and teams wish to thank X Factor Cars for their committment to the Vertex Super Cup this season.

Message received 15 Dec 2017 from Graham Williamson, X Factor Cars:

The crew at X Factor Cars and X Factor Racing just want to congratulate Ian Burson (21n) and his team on their epic win in the feature race of the Vertex Super Cup recently at Woodford Glen.
The X Factor Cars challenge certainly lived up to its name and to watch Ian come from the rear of the field like he did and snatch the win was a stunning display of driving skill and patience.
When Vertex Super Cup Promoter Roger Nees approached myself with the idea, we discussed at length the likelihood of it happening and it was agreed it was highly unlikely…..well "Burs" I am happy to say proved us both wrong.
From a marketing perspective the exposure, brand recognition and feedback we have received has been gold and I can honestly say well worth the investment.
We at X Factor Cars wish all the teams and drivers a Merry Xmas and a safe and happy new year.
To the marketing team at Vertex Super Cup HQ, keep up the great work and we look forward to seeing you all trackside in the near future.

Trophies will be presented to the top 3 feature place getters plus a limited edition Vertex Super Cup Checkered Flag for the feature winner to keep.
A Round Winners board is also presented to the driver with the highest combined points for that round.

All heat and feature points are accumulated at each round with the highest points scorer after all 7 rounds being crowned the "Vertex Super Cup Champion".
The Series is raced over 7 events in 2017/18 which includes visits to Invercargill, Christchurch, Dunedin, Cromwell, Blenheim and Nelson for the big finals weekend.
Our promotions trailer has proven to be very popular with race fans with product from Vertex Lubricants available as well as our very own Vertex Super Cup T Shirts.
Don't miss the opportunity to catch these methanol breathing Super Saloons when they hit your town!

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Message from Company Director of Vertex Lubricants, Andrew Stewart:
Hi All, Andrew Stewart here company director of Lubricants NZ Ltd
We are the exclusive oil supplier and very proud naming rights sponsor of the Vertex Super Cup.
The 2017-18 season will be our 8th year of being a major sponsor of the South Island Super Saloon Series.
Vertex is New Zealand’s own range of performance lubricants that handle the extremes of Super Saloon racing and have been developed over many years.
There is no better environment than to showcase and use our products than Super Saloon racing, and yes they stack up, ask Ray Stewart Vertex Super Cup Champion 2017.
The Vertex Super Cup's South Island series is a must on the calendar for any serious motorsport fan.
Check out our website and get out to your local track, you will love it.
We are very privileged to be involved with such a special team of dedicated people putting this series together and racing for New Zealand's biggest Super Saloon Crown. Get excited !!
See you at the track and ask the Drivers and Crew about New Zealand’s number one racing products from Vertex.

Ray Stewart

Vertex Super Cup
2016/17 Champion

daryl ainsley

Super Saloon

ian burson

Super Saloon

Ricky boulton

Super Saloon

Race Calendar

3-4 Nov 2017

Opening round of the Vertex Super Cup at Riverside Speedway on Friday 3rd Nov. Followed by the Southland Champs on Saturday 4th Nov.

2 Dec 2017

A single night of racing at Woodford Glen Speedway for Round 2 of the Vertex Super Cup.
Always a popular venue!

26 Jan 2018

Now it's down to Dunedin for Round 3 of the Vertex Super Cup. Another excellent track surface which produces somes close racing for our drivers!

27 Jan 2018

Night 2 for the weekend sees the convoy head to Cromwell for Round 4 of the Vertex Super Cup. What a way to complete a very busy month!

16-17 Feb 2018

With the South Island Championship on Friday and Round 5 of the Vertex Super Cup on Saturday, this will need the teams on their A Game!

2-3 March 2018

A double header final weekend at one of the best driver rated tracks in the country. Rounds 6 & 7 will see our Vertex Super Cup Champion emerge!

Vertex Super Cup Drivers

Entrants 2017/2018

Car# Driver Name
5t Daryl Ainsley
6c Kane Lawson
7d Paul Simon
11e Peter Dickson
12n Shane Carey
12t Paul Wright
17i Craig Phillips
21n Ian Burson
26e Shane McIntyre
27c Trevor Elliott
34t Ray Stewart
35n Mark Carey
Driver Profile Information here

Entrants 2017/2018 Cont...

Car# Driver Name
47i Lloyd Phillips
48c Gavin Hill
58c Richie Taylor
62e David Speirs
76c Paul Berg
77t Greig Johnston
88n Dave Manera
95i Owen Dixon
492i Campbell McManaway
811c Roger Nees
861d Ricky Boulton
Driver Profile Information here

RoundS 6 & 7 Groups

FRI 2ND MAR 7PM start
SAT 3RD MAR 6PM start

Vertex Super Cup Results

Round 2 Image Gallery

Rounds 3&4 Image Gallery

Round 5 Image Gallery


Postal Address P.O. Box 645, Rangiora
Phone (027)249-6352 Email

promotions MANAGER:
roger nees
Phone (027)229-4644 Email

Committee Member:
Ariana Daniel
Phone (021)965-585 Email

SUPER CUP Finances:
Christine Hocken
Phone (03)980-9252 Email

SUPER CUP Race Director:
John Hocken
Phone (027)211-9971 Email

Phone (021)174-5898 Email

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