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Classy Collins completes opening NZ F5000 series’ round clean sweep at Manfeild

November 18, 2019

Classy category young gun Michael Collins (McRae GM1) completed a clean sweep of all three SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series races on the second day of competition at the opening round of the 2019/20 season at the annual The Sound MG Classic historic motor racing meeting at Fielding’s Circuit Chris Amon Manfeild today. After qualifying quickest..

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Local F5000 fans have two of their own to cheer on at Manfeild this weekend

November 14, 2019

Local fans of New Zealand’s SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series have two of their own to cheer on at the opening round of the 2019/20 series at Feilding’s Circuit Chris Amon Manfeild this weekend. One – Tim Rush – is a series regular who drives one of the rarest cars in the field, a 1972 McLaren..

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CARS REMAIN THE STARS AS LOCAL F5000 SERIES NEARS 20 YEAR MILESTONE

September 22, 2019

With the honourable exception of current – and now 5-time – title holder, 78-year-old super-veteran Ken Smith, it’s the cars that remain the stars of New Zealand’s world-leading SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series, which returns to local motor racing tracks this summer for the 17th time. From humble – albeit solid in terms both of numbers..

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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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