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FROM ONE LEGEND TO ANOTHER – MCRAE PRESENTS F5000 RACE TROPHY TO SMITH

March 24, 2019

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 an honour to be presented..

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‘LEGEND OF LEGENDS’ HEADS F5000 ENTRY AT SERIES’ FINAL THIS WEEKEND

March 21, 2019

It’s called the Legends of Speed meeting so it is only fitting that bona fide local motor racing legend Ken Smith heads the SAS Autoparts/MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series entry list for the final round of the 2018/19 title chase at Hampton Downs this weekend. Now 77-years-of-age and contesting his 61st consecutive season of national level motor racing..

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CAN KEN SMITH EXTEND HIS WINNING F5000 SERIES STREAK AT SKOPE CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND?

January 31, 2019

So far the 2018/19 New Zealand motor racing season has been kind to one of the sport’s favourite sons, ageless super-veteran Ken Smith. Despite it being his 61st consecutive summer racing at a national level the 77-year-old has won every 2018/19 SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series race so far run (nine) in his Lola T332. Not..

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LAP RECORD IS ICING ON THE CAKE FOR F5000 SERIES SUPERVET SMITH

January 27, 2019

True 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 meeting at Hampton Downs today...

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SMITH EYES OUTRIGHT LAP RECORD AT HAMPTON DOWNS THIS WEEKEND

January 24, 2019

After totally dominating the first two rounds of this season’s SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series, Kiwi racing great Ken Smith (#11 ex Danny Ongais Lola T332) has his eye on an extra ‘prize’ at the third round of the 2018/19 title fight at the annual SpeedWorks Motorsport NZ Championship/HRC Events’ NZ Motor Cup meeting at Hampton..

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F5000 RACERS SAVE THEIR BEST TILL LAST AT TAUPO HISTORIC GP MEETING

January 20, 2019

Early season standout Ken Smith (Lola T332) and fellow SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival category front runners Greg Thornton (Chevron B24), Brett Willis (Lola T330) and Michael Collins (McRae GM1) kept their best until last at the second round of the 2018/19 series’ at Taupo Historic Grand Prix meeting at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park today. Though Smith..

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SMITH’S WINNING PUKEKOHE F5000 TRIFECTA

November 4, 2018

Taking up where he left off on the first day of racing on Saturday, Kiwi super-veteran Ken Smith (Lola T332) made it three wins from three starts in the third and final SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series race at the annual ITM SuperSprint Supercars meeting at Pukekoke Park Raceway today. As he did in the second..

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SMITH’S PERFECT F5000 SERIES START AT PUKEKOHE

November 3, 2018

Evergreen New Zealand motor racing veteran Ken Smith (Lola T332) has enjoyed a perfect start to his record-extending 61st season of top level motor racing, the 77-year-old qualifying quickest then winning the first two SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series races of the 2018/19 season at the annual ITM SuperSprint Supercars meeting at Pukekoke Park Raceway today...

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McRAE’S ROLE IN F5000 CLASS ON SHOW AT PUKEKOHE THIS WEEKEND

November 1, 2018

The pivotal role Kiwi Graham McRae played in the development – and indeed success – of the Formula 5000 category will be on show at New Zealand’s annual ITM SuperSprint/Virgin Australia Supercars series round at Pukekohe Park Raceway this weekend. The Wellington-born designer, car builder, race engineer and driver was the dominant figure in the stock-block 5-litre V8-engine, wings-and-slicks F5000..

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KIWI F5000 CARS/DRIVERS CHARM HOSTS AND FANS AT ROLEX REUNION MEETINGS IN THE US

August 27, 2018

Reigning SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series champion Andy Higgins (Lola T332) from Auckland capped off a fortnight of competing at this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion meetings at Northern California’s Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca with a close second place to top local driver Craig Bennett (Shadow DN06) in Sunday’s Rolex-backed 14-lap F5000 class feature race. After..

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