Nelson’s Tony Frost wants his No 66 stock car adventure to be a regular one this speedway season. Photo: Supplied.

Tony Frost set to race with his son

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It’s been 15 years since Nelson stock car driver Tony Frost last drove competitively on the race track.

The former Nelson Tiger and two-time New Zealand modified champion is back behind the wheel this season at Nelson Speedway.

He had a wee peddle last year but that was purely for fun.

The plan this year was to get a second car built so he could have a couple of seasons racing with his son Brad.

Brad raced the car last year and was part of the successful Tasman Thunder team that finished second at the New Zealand Stock Car Series.

Tony, who spends many months away in China for work, felt that the opportunity to race with his son was starting to disappear.

Last year, the whole family travelled to the North Island for Brad to race for the New Zealand title plus a few other events. The trip meant a lot to Tony, not just  for the family time, but he felt Brad learnt a lot about racing.

Brad, 18, is a promising engineer, he has a stock car half-built in the shed, but a nasty infection has put a stop to his racing for the near future. Tony is also recovering from a blood infection from a cut in China a few months ago, but said he felt good after his first practice.

The car has had some updates and while still not set up correctly, he was happy with the pace.

Tony can see Brad in a sprint car in a few years’ time and feels that it would suit Brad’s racing style.

Tony’s plan is to race the car at club meetings only and as part of the Thunder management team that aims to go one better this year in Gisborne and bring the New Zealand Stock car teams’ title to Nelson.