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List of notable or famous racecar drivers from New Zealand, with bios and photos, including the top racecar drivers born in New Zealand and even some popular racecar drivers who immigrated to New Zealand. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Kiwi racecar drivers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These racecar drivers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known racecar driver from New Zealand is included when available.

List features people like Bert Hawthorne, Chris Amon.

This historic racecar drivers from New Zealand list can help answer the questions "Who are some Kiwi racecar drivers of note?" and "Who are the most famous racecar drivers from New Zealand?" These prominent racecar drivers of New Zealand may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Kiwi racecar drivers.

Use this list of renowned Kiwi racecar drivers to discover some new racecar drivers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (25 items)
Adam Richards is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from New Zealand
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Adam Richards

Adam Richards is a drifting driver from New Plymouth, New Zealand. He has been drifting competitively since 2003 and was crowned the 2005 D1NZ champion driving a modified Nissan Cefiro. He has competed in the D1 World All Stars Drift Championship in 2006 and 2007. ...more on Wikipedia

Bert Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from New Zealand
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Herbert William Hawthorne was a New Zealand racing driver. He was born in Derryhennett, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, however he immigrated to New Zealand at 13 years of age. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 29 (1943-1972)

Birthplace: County Armagh, United Kingdom

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Brendon Hartley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from New Zealand
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Brendon Hartley is a New Zealand professional racing driver currently competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Porsche in LMP1-H. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 28

Birthplace: Palmerston North, New Zealand

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Carl Ruiterman

Carl Ruiterman is a drifting driver from Pukekohe, New Zealand. Carl was crowned the 2007 D1NZ champion driving a Nissan Silvia S14. He made his D1NZ debut during the 2005 season, driving a Nissan Skyline R32. Carl raced motocross for three years. He broke his elbow while racing, so he decided to modify and tune a Nissan Skyline specifically for drag racing. While drag racing he won the C2 class during the 2005/2006 Night Speed Dragwars. After this he decided to try drifting in his Skyline. He enjoyed drifting, so he teamed up with E&H Motors to build a serious drift car for racing competitively. Once the car was complete and Carl more experienced he began to achieve better results, ...more on Wikipedia