Ingram gets his 2022/23 NZ F5000 Series off to a great start at Manfeild
Local ‘second-time-around’ racer Kevin Ingram (Lola T332)got his 2022/23 SAS Autoparts MSC F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series campaign off to a great start with an absolutely dominant pole-to-chequered-flag win in the first race of the new season at the big MG Classic historic motor racing meeting in Feilding yesterday afternoon.
In a manner virtually identical to the one which netted him his first pole/chequers double at the final round of the 2021/22 SAS Autoparts Series earlier this year, Ingtram set a best lap of 1.07.16 in the category’s qualifying session (very) early on Saturday morning before storming away from fellow front row starter Tony Galbraith (Lola T332) and the rest of the 12-strong field to cross the finish line well ahead of third quickest qualifier Glenn Richards (LolaT400) who finally won his race-long battle for second place with Tony Galbraith on the last lap.
Making a big impression a little further back in the field meanwhile, was Class A stalwart, Tony Roberts, who qualified his favoured ‘high-wing’ McLaren M10A 9th and crossed the finish line in the race in 7th place.
The SAS Autoparts MSC F5000s will be on track again today (Sundy)at the MG Classic meeting with two races – including a longer meeting feature – iheltrnon
The SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Serries is organised and run with the support of sponsors SAS Autoparts, MSC, NZ Express Transport, Bonney’s Specialised Bulk Transport, Mobil Lubricants, Pacifica, Avon Tyres, Webdesign and Exide Batteries.