Reigning FIA Historic F1 Pre-78 class champion Michael Lyons (Hesketh 308E) won a combined 12-lap NZ Express International F5000/Historic F1 feature race at the Skope Classic motor racing meeting in Christchurch this afternoon, after catching and eventually finding a way past Formula 5000 class pace-setter and pole man Ken Smith (Lola T332). Earlier in the […]

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Kiwi supervet Ken Smith (Lola T332) continued on his winning way on the first day of competition at the final round of the 2016/17 SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series at the annual Skope Classic motor racing meeting in Christchurch this afternoon. In hot, dry conditions which saw the South Island city’s […]

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Young gun Michael Lyons beat old hand Ken Smith to win a much anticipated F1 vs Formula 5000 Race of Champions Revival feature at the big Taupo Historic Grand Prix classic motor racing meeting today. But bragging rights were the last thing on the just turned 26-year-old’s mind as he stood of the top step […]

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Ken Smith won his fourth SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series race of the season on the opening day of competition at the inaugural Taupo Historic GP this afternoon. The big story ahead of tomorrow’s F1 vs F5000 Race of Champions Revival feature race, came earlier in the day, however, as reigning […]

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With a lights-to-flag victory in the feature race at the annual NZ Festival of Motor Racing meeting at Hampton Downs on Sunday afternoon Kiwi racing supervet Ken Smith (Lola T332) made dominating the third round of the 2016/17 SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series look easy. Afterwards though the 75-year-old said it […]

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Supervet Ken Smith (Lola T332) enjoyed the perfect start to the race meeting named in his honour at Hampton Downs today, claiming pole position and the fastest lap on the way to a runaway win in the first SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series race of the weekend at the annual NZ […]

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It’s a rare honour to compete at a race meeting named in your honour and Kiwi supervet Ken Smith plans to make the most of it at the eighth annual New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing at Hampton Downs this weekend. At an age – 75 – when most of his contemporaries would be happy […]

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It’s been a long wait – 37 years in fact – but this coming weekend a full field of Formula 5000 racing cars will once again thunder around Barbagllo Raceway north of Perth. The stock block 5-litre V8-powered single-seaters last ran at Barbagllo – then called Wanneroo Raceway – in 1979 when the track hosted […]

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The 50th anniversary of the world championship title of New Zealand’s only Grand Prix World Champion, the late Denny Hulme in 1967, is to be celebrated next January in special style with the first ever visit to this country of a field of Formula One cars from the 1960s and ‘70s. Scheduled for the weekend […]

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The Tasman Series could be revived in New Zealand and Australia later this year, if a plan to launch a new open wheeler category comes to fruition. The series aims to create a modern version of Formula 5000, and a prototype of the car – called Formula Thunder 5000 – has been unveiled in Melbourne. […]

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