Championship Movements

After two events being run since the last championship update, there has been some movement in the points table, with a new leader in Class I, and an old leader regaining the top spot in Class II, thanks to his class wins record.

In Class I, Mike Creswell (#7 Lola T342), has led a Lola charge towards the championship podium, grabbing the points lead on 339 points, with Tony Cross sniffing out another championship in his Lola T340, moving into second place on 290 points.

Both Mike and Tony benefited from Dave Silverton not racing at the MG Classic in Manfeild, with Dave now dropping to third overall on 267 points.

Ron Wilkin (#72 Elden) has made the most of attending all races to date, and slots in fourth on 232 points, with Vic Clarke, also making the best of turning out regularly on 223 points, rounding out the top five.

Completing the top ten is, Michael Clark (222), Graham Dickie (215), Gerald Duncan (159), Graeme Cameron (122) and Martin Lucas in his Lotus on 103 points.

Graeme Cameron and his ADF are the highest of the seasons new entrants, debuting at the MG Classis with three wins and fastest lap for the weekend.  Paul Dold, also debuting at Manfeild, also quickly clocked up enough points to reach triple digits, sitting 11’th in points on 119.

Class 2 cars have been a rare sight this season, with Mike Lee and his Mondiale entering the most events, and by virtue of this, sits first equal on 240-points with Grant Campbell, however Grant takes the lead as he has won seven races thus far this season.  Lindsay Porter in his Lola T644 lies third on 136 points, with Phil Foulkes in the 22 car on 122, and Peter Boel fifth on 65.

TACCOC Spring Classic – Pukekohe – Event Photo’s

Special thanks to Pete Dawson for snapping these photo’s:

In NASCAR they say "boogety boogety boogety"...we just say, "GO!"

Bruce McCoy leads Michael Clark and Gerald Duncan on the front straight

Cheqeurs for Dave Silverton and Phil Foulkes. They were seperated by mere tenths of a second at the line.

Graham Dickie leads Vic Clarke with Ron Wilkin tagging along.

Bruce McCoy stops for a coffee; "Latte, skim milk, please"

In Formula One, you used to get the Trulli Historic Formula Ford, you get the Clark Conga Line

Heading off into the sunset????

Even MORE Racing!! NZFMR Confirms TWO Race Weekends

Good news on the race front.  Hot from the mail-inbox, is confirmation that the organisers of the NZ Festival of Motor Racing will accept Historic Formula Ford race entries for both weekends of the NZFMR 2012.

This follows confirmation that the Formula Juniors and Invited Formula 3 cars will now race on the first weekend, and not the second as previously advertised.

A quick look at the registrations of interest thus far show a grid of at least 24 cars on the first weekend, and upto 20 cars on the second.  This does not include some regular entrants whom have not yet registered interest to attend – personal emails have been sent to these drivers to nudge them along.  If these drivers reply in the affirmative, the grids may swell to 30-cars.

Jim Barclay of NZFMR also states that they are arranging quotes on marquees for pits.  Who would be interested in the use of a communal pit-tent similar to the one used in 2010?  For those of us that used the pit-tent in 2010, we stayed relatively dry when it bucketed down, and being able to keep the cars there for the weekdays between the race weekends made things just that little bit easier.  And it certainly made things look a little more professional too, even if spanners and wrenches were still laying about everywhere.  Don’t forget you can make comments below, so speak up!!


Six Weeks ’till Season Start

This weekend marks six weeks until the seasoning opening Icebreaker event to be held at Hampton Downs on 24 and 25 September.   Entries can be lodged at Motorsport Entry.

There’s only some silly games of rugby on that weekend…the Whinging Poms vs. the Revolutionist Romanians, an all Island affair between the Fijians and the Samoans, the Guinness Swilling Irish vs. the Vodka Toting Russians, the Haggis Eaters vs. Los Pumas, and the ever wily Frenchies vs. Us.

So really…not a single reason not to go racing……