American Stars Tackling NZ Midget Championship

American Stars Tackling
Zeb Wise is among the Americans taking part in the NZ Midget Championship. (Jeremy Ward/ photo)

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – Numerous stars from the American midget scene will square off against New Zealand’s brightest talents during the 78th annual Accessman NZ Midget Championship, Jan. 24-25 at Ruapuna Speedway.

The annual event is one of the most-prestigious midget car meets in New Zealand, and will be streamed to a worldwide audience this year through a SPEED SPORT TV-supported, RJP TV pay-per-view broadcast.

Forty-five drivers are currently on the entry list for the two-day event, headlined by eight-time New Zealand midget champion and defending race winner Michael Pickens.

Other former Kiwis to have won the New Zealand Midget Championship entered for this weekend’s running include Brad Mosen, Michael Kendall and Peter Hunnibell.

Among the notable Americans entered are reigning NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series champion Tyler Courtney, three-time POWRi National Midget League titlist Zach Daum, 2018 USAC National Midget champion Logan Seavey and reigning Driven2SaveLives BC39 winner Zeb Wise.

The event is being broadcast by RJP TV, part of the SPEED SPORT Network. Visit to watch the event live.

2020 New Zealand Midget Car Championship Entries (45 as of Jan. 22)

1NZ – Michael Pickens
2NZ – Brad Mosen
4USA – Zeb Wise
5A – Brock Mascovich
6A – Jayden Worthington
6N – Brian Barclay
7A – Travis Buckley
7M – Jayden Dodge
7USA – Tyler Courtney
7V – Glenn Huijs
8C – Jeremy Scarlett
9C – Tom Lumsden
9USA – Zach Daum
10USA – Logan Seavey
12C – Reon Taylor
12V – Brent Huijs
14C – James Haliburton
18A – Brett Morris Jr.
21AU – Kaidon Brown
21D – Nathan Wilkie
22C – Mitchell Hill
24S – Mark Willans
25A – Aaron Hodgson
27A – Hayden Williams
33A – James Cossey
39A – Peter Hunnibell
45C – Glen Milroy
54C – Jack Low
55A – Hamish Dobbyn
56A – David Pellow
61A – Brad Hollier
66C – Glen Durie
68P – Chris Bagrie
71A – Breyton Davison
73N – Nevil Basalaj
74V – Ben Huijs
79A – Max Guilford
81S – Michael Kendall
88C – Jeremy Webb
91A – Hayden Guptill
93A – Kayne Buck
95S – Duane Hickman
98A – Ryan O’Connor
98C – Jay Chadwick
99C – Dave Kerr