Results. Honours and Achievements


2020-2021 - Due to the aftermath of the Covid pandemic, the team only competed at 9 events this season, but still finished within the top 10 at every event including:  1st Taranaki Champs, 1st King of the Mountain, 3rd West Coast Champs, 5th Baypark 50 Lapper.

2019-2020 - A short season for the team due to Ricky getting married early in the season, and the COVID-19 pandemic hitting later in the season.  The team competed in only two races for this season, the first 'shakedown' race for the season Ricky finished 6th and the second race for the season saw Ricky win the Taranaki Championship.

2018-2019 - Racing in both New Zealand and Australia, Ricky worked on developing the all new midgets in both countries to bring them both up to their top potential.  The development work paid off with podium finishes throughout the season such as 2nd in the Taranaki Championship and 2nd place in the North Island Championship.

2017-2018 - A big change this season as the team make the move from our Honda engine to an Ed Pink Mopar engine.  While we worked on getting the new motor dialled in, the team made great progress including winning the King of the Mountain championship, which excited the sponsors so much that the team received the green light to build an all new midget for next season.

2016-2017 - An unfortunate accident during the Western Springs Speedway opening night saw Ricky take serious injuries which prevented him from receiving medical clearance to race until the end of the race season.  Some of the damaged safety equipment from this accident was then put on display at Gordan McIsaacs speedway museum.  Missing out a full season of racing was less than ideal, so Ricky spent the off season in karts and off-roaders to keep himself mentally race fit.

2015-2016 - A season of great performances but a lot of odd bad luck which prevented us from finishing races…the team is not superstitious however towards the end of the season the number 13 was ripped off the car and replaced by our traditional number 41 and our bad luck suddenly stopped.  An interesting season all round, but a lot of great racing as well.

2014-2015 - This year the team raced the Franklin Properties LTD midget in New Zealand and the Pimpama Wholesale Landscape Supplies midget in Australia for the POWRi world series.  The team raced a full schedule and were one of the largest followed teams on both social media and at the tracks!

2013-2014 - The Franklin Properties LTD midget ran every event at Western Springs Speedway including the international series and competed overseas in the POWRi World Series in Australia.  The team went well in New Zealand, and although running the undeveloped spare engine in Australia, the team's results saw Ricky offered a drive in an Australian team for the following season for the POWRi World Series (and Ricky was the only New Zealander to be offered an Australian drive).

2012-2013 -- The Franklin Properties LTD midget ran every event at Western Springs Speedway including the international series, and competed at every major title event in both the North and South islands.  The team managed 4th place at the CTRA New Zealand Championship, and won the 'Best Presented Car and Crew' award from the Auckland Midget Club (Western Springs Speedway).  With the little bugs ironed out of the package, the team will be a very strong contender next season!

2011-2012 -- The Franklin Properties LTD midget ran its first year very competitively considering this year was a learning year with a brand-new race car.  With the team very quickly securing first place finishes early in the season, this showed that the new package will be a force to be reckoned with next season.  Even though this season was a big learning season for the team, we still had a very successful season and finished 3rd overall for the season!

2010-2011 -- The DTSL Midget ran in a few different series this season including the National Midget Car Series and Western Springs series.  Although the team had an up and down season due to having older gear break down on us, we still attended every meeting competitively.  With the team running different chassis and engine combinations during the season, we really showed that even the older engines are still competitive!

2009-2010 -- The DTSL Midget ran successfully at Huntly speedway this season finishing 3rd outright running their F2 Midget against the much faster A grade cars driven by more experienced drivers.  This season Ricky McGough took over as the main driver and also raced at larger events like the New Zealand National Midget Champs and the New Zealand Grand Prix.

2008-2009 -- The STA Parts midget ran a successful season with Stuart McGough as the main driver and managed to finished 2nd overall in the F2 Midget class at Western Springs Speedway.  We were also the only team to finish on the podium in every feature they raced in.

Due to the aftermath of the Covid pandemic, the team only competed at 9 events this season, but still finished within the top 10 at every event including:

1st Taranaki Champs

1st King of the Mountain

3rd West Coast Champs

5th Baypark 50 Lapper