Evergreen F5000 category pacesetter Ken Smith (Lola T332) was back to his dominant best in the SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series races at the big NZ Motor Cup Toyota Racing Series (TRS) meeting at Hampton Downs on Sunday. The stereotype-defying 75-year-old contesting his 60th consecutive season of national level motor racing […]

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Veteran Ken Smith (Lola T332) made a winning return to the SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tamsna Cup Revival Series on the first day of competition at the second annual Taupo Historic Grand Prix meeting at the lakeside city’s Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park this afternoon. Just two months after his spectacular crash and barrier ride […]

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Entries for the 2018 Taupō Historic GP this weekend at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park have closed with a line-up of 99 cars and 43 motorcycles. One of the finest collections of historic racing cars in the same place at the same time this summer, the cars have 14 races in five categories – Formula 5000, […]

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New Zealand’s world-leading Formula 5000 Association has big plans to mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic stock-block V8 single-seater category here, across the Tasman and in the United States, in 2018. Over the January 20-21 weekend at the second annual Historic Grand Prix meeting at Taupo’s Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, over 20 group drivers, […]

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It all came right for the SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series at the annual ITM SuperSprint meeting at Pukekohe on Sunday as category newcomer Michael Collins (McRae GM1) took the battle for the lead of the feature 14 -lap final to long-time series fast-man Clark Proctor (March 73A1). A typically boisterous […]

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Traditionally New Zealand’s world-leading SAS Autoparts MSC F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series has run – usually as the headline act – at major classic motor racing meetings here and in Australia. This season though the series kicks off with a support class slot at the biggest mainstream motor racing meeting in the country, the ITM […]

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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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