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Photo Gallery: NZ Festival of Motor Racing – Pit and Paddock

Enjoy this photo gallery from the New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing. The shots were taken by Grant Levis at Hampton Downs January 22-30 2011.
Images: Grant Levis

Comeback MSC F5000 Series win for Esterer at Hampdon Downs

Visiting Canadian driver Jay Esterer (McRae GM1) completed his prodigal-like comeback in style at the second New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing – Chris Amon meeting at Hampton Downs over the weekend, claiming a hat trick of …

#3: 1954 Riley Special (Group L Racing)

Photo Gallery: 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival

The appeal of historic motorsport goes a great deal further than the thrills of retro racing and the charm of classic racing machines. It is, in its own right, a fun, fast and friendly form …

Smith fights back to win rain affected F5000 race at Hampton Downs

Fastest qualifierKen Smith (Lola T430) fought back to win a rain-affected first MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series race at the Hampton Downs circuit in the northern Waikato this afternoon.
Aftertopping the time sheets in qualifying …

Pole and first MSC F5000 series race win of the season to Smith

Defending champion Ken Smith (Lola T430) got his 2010/11 MSC New Zealand F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series season off to the best possible start with pole position in qualifying and a runaway race win on …

Classic Ads: McRae wins on Ampol

When New Zealand’s Graham McRae took out the 1973 Tasman Series he become the first – and only – driver to win the Series three years in a row.
His winning mount for 1973 was the …

Second “Original” to join New Zealand F5000 series

A second category original – Reg Cook – is set to join New Zealand’s world-leading MSC F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series this season
Cook, now 63, raced a Lola T300 to second place in the local Gold …

F5000 boost for New Zealand fans this summer

After seven seasons with rounds on both sides of the Tasman, the MSC F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series looks set to be an almost all-New Zealand affair this summer.
Though allowance in the 2010/11 calendar has been made …