The first event in Australia’s new S5000 single-seater series was truncated by a nasty crash for Alex Davison in the feature race at Sandown. Supercars racer James Golding was declared the winner of the inaugural round ahead of ex-Formula 1 driver Rubens Barrichello. Davison was able to walk away from the impact. The new category for […]

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There was a poignant moment at the final round of the 2018/19 SAS Autoparts/MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series at the big Legends of Speed meeting at Hampton Downs today, as the winner of the final race of the season, Ken Smith, was presented with his trophy by fellow category original Graham McRae. ‘It’s […]

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With pole position in qualifying this morning, and a breakthrough win over long-time SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series pace-setter Ken Smith (Lola T332) in the afternoon, category young gun Michael Collins (McRae GM1) came of age at the annual Skope Classic historic motor racing meeting in Christchurch today. The 22-year-old dominated […]

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rue to his word Kiwi F5000 category superveteran Ken Smith (Lola T332) claimed back the outright national circuit lap record on his way to another perfect three-wins-from-three-starts performance at the third round of the 2018/19 SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series at the annual SpeedWorks Motorsport NZ Championship/HRC Events’ NZ Motor Cup […]

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The Kiwis from the SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series who shipped their F5000 cars up to the official US 50th anniversary celebrations of the category at the Laguna Seca circuit in Northern California made a big impression at the Pre-Reunion meeting over the weekend. The first race was won by series’ […]

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Passports have been updated, work leave arranged and bags packed; now all the 14 SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series drivers heading to the United States for the 50th Anniversary celebrations of their category this and early next week have to do is wait for the day they are due to fly […]

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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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