2012/2013 F5000 Series

CARS FOR SALE
Check out the For Sale section of the website (under 'The Cars' tab top of page) to see a trio of cars Ken Smith and Barry Miller have placed on the market.
SALA PIPS ROSS TO WIN MSC F5000 SERIES OPENER IN SYDNEY
Pole man Bryan Sala (Matich A50/51) stormed back to pip Steve Ross (McRae GM1) on the last lap and win the first MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival series race of the season at the Muscle Car Masters meeting in Sydney this afternoon.

ROSS & SALA SHARE MSC SERIES RACE WINS IN SYDNEY
Top Kiwi Steve Ross (McRae GM1) and top Aussie Bryan Sala (Matich A50/51) ended up sharing the spoils at the opening round of the 2012/13 MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series in Sydney over the weekend.

EARLY START FOR 10TH ANNUAL MSC F5000 SERIES SEASON
A starring roll at the annual Muscle Car Masters meeting in Sydney on the first weekend of September means an earlier-than-usual start for the 10th annual MSC New Zealand F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series.

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR FIRST 12/13 MSC SERIES ROUND IN SYDNEY
Major changes to the re-named Sydney Motorsport Park (nee Eastern Creek) circuit in Sydney's outer west mean there will be a level playing field for New Zealand and Australian competitors alike at the opening round of the 2012/13 MSC New Zealand F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series this weekend.

SMITH SEEKING THE ULTIMATE LADY WIGRAM RECORD THIS WEEKEND
Two years ago evergreen New Zealand motor racing veteran Ken Smith (Lola T430) won the Lady Wigram Trophy for a fourth time, equaling the record set by fellow racing great Graham McRae back in 1975.
WINNING START FOR ROSS AT WIGRAM REVIVAL MEETING
Defending series champion and early 2012/13 season points leader Steve Ross (McRae GM1) has enjoyed a winning start to his weekend on the first day of competition at the second round of the 2012/13 MSC New Zealand F5000 Tasman Cup Revival series in Christchurch today.
ROSS IS LATEST LADY WIGRAM TROPHY WINNER
Dunedin driver Steve Ross (McRae GM1) has added his name to the prestigious Lady Wigram Trophy after a near perfect weekend at the annual Wigram Revival meeting at Christchurch's Powerbuilt Tools Raceway at Ruapuna today.
NEW CAR JUST THE TICKET FOR THORNTON
A new car has proved just the ticket for visiting British driver Greg Thornton at the big Tasman Revival classic motor racing meeting in Sydney this weekend.



ROBSON TOPS ALL-AUSTRALIAN PODIUM IN SYDNEY F5000 FINAL
The hosts got their revenge in the 10-lap feature Formula 5000 final at the Tasman Revival historic motor racing meeting in Sydney on Sunday with Andrew Robson (Lola T332) topping an all-Australian podium.

STRONG AUSSIE ENTRY BOOSTS MSC FESTIVAL FIELD
A strong Australian entry has boosted the MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series' field for the two NZ Festival of Motor Racing - celebrating Denny Hulme meetings at Hampton Downs in the New Year.
'WE'LL BE THERE' SAYS SUPER-VET SMITH
Though work on it is not - quite - complete yet, New Zealand motor racing's ageless super-veteran, Ken Smith, says he will be back behind the wheel of his ex Danny Ongais Lola T332 Formula 5000 car at the first of two NZ Festival of Motor Racing - celebrating Denny Hulme meetings at Hampton Downs this weekend.
SMITH COMPLETES WINNING MSC F5000 SERIES TRIFECTA AT HAMPTON DOWNS
Kiwi racing great Ken Smith (Lola T332) was the toast of the large crowd at the first NZ Festival of Motor Racing - celebrating Denny Hulme meeting at Hampton Downs on Sunday Jan 20, the 71-year-old in his 55th year of competition at a national level completing a winning MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Revival Series trifecta with a lights-to-flag win in the final 15-lap feature.

SMITH'S WINNING RETURN MOTIVATES RIVALS
By winning all three MSC New Zealand F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series races at the first NZ Festival of Motor Racing - celebrating Denny Hulme meeting at Hampton Downs last weekend former champion Ken Smith (Lola T332) could hardly have wished for a better return to Australia and New Zealand's most popular classic motor racing contest.

ROSS BACK IN FRONT AT SECOND HAMPTON DOWNS MEETING
Defending MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series champion Steve Ross (McRae GM1) was back on the top step of the podium on the first day of competition at the second NZ Festival of Motor Racing - celebrating Denny Hulme at Hamoton Downs this afternoon.

PROCTOR IS LATEST MSC F5000 SERIES RACE WINNER
High-profile Auckland all-rounder Clark Proctor (March 73A-1) is the latest MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series race winner after a popular lights-to-flag win in the feature 15-lap final at the second NZ Festival of Motor Racing - celebrating Denny Hulme at Hampton Downs today.

STRENGTH OF MSC F5000 SERIES SEEN IN NUMBERS
Ten years ago nine members of the newly-formed New Zealand Formula 5000 Association lined up on the grid at Pukekohe Park Raceway for the inaugural Tasman Cup Revival Series round
PROCTOR'S WINNING RUN CONTINUES IN CHRISTCHURCH
Auckland driver Clark Proctor's winning run in this season's MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series has continued on the first day of competition at the Canterbury Car Club's annual Skope Classic motor racing meeting in Christchurch.

TWO OUT OF THREE FOR NEW PACEMAN PROCTOR
New MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series paceman Clark Proctor (March 73A) again proved the man to beat in the 12-lap NZ Express-sponsored feature final at the annual Skope Classic meeting in Christchurch on Sunday.

INTERNATIONALS BOLSTER MSC FIELD FOR TERETONGA FINAL
When Formula 5000 single-seaters first captured the imagination of Southland race fans back in the early 1970s, crowds flocked to the annual Tasman Series meeting at Teretonga in late January to watch top New Zealand drivers like Graham McRae, Graeme Lawrence and David Oxton take on their counterparts from Australia, the UK and the US.
HIGGINS IS LATEST MSC F5000 SERIES RACE WINNER
Andrew Higgins (Lola T400) is the latest MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series race winner, the young second-generation racer from Auckland getting the better of both recent series paceman Clark Proctor (March 73A) and defending series champion Steve Ross (McRae GM1) in the first race of the weekend at the final round of the 2012/13 series at the annual Evolution Motorsport Classic Speedfest meeting at Invercargill's Teretonga Park.
ROSS SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS MSC F5000 SERIES TITLE
Dunedin driver Steve Ross (McRae GM1) has successfully defended his 2011/12 MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series title after a hard-fought final 2012/13 round at the annual Evolution Motorsport Classic Speedfest meeting at Invercargill's Teretonga motor racing circuit on Sunday.

FELLOW DRIVERS & FRIENDS ACKNOWLEDGE REDMOND'S CONTRIBUTION
New Zealand's world-class MSC F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series might never have got off the ground had it not been for the contribution of founder member Stan Redmond who died yesterday (Thursday February 21) in Dunedin Hospital.
SMITH RELISHES PUKEKOHE F5000 RETURN
Pukekohe Park Raceway has a special place in the heart of evergreen racing great Ken Smith. So when the 71-year-old three-time New Zealand Grand Prix winner was asked if he would like to take part in a special 'salute to New Zealand's fastest racing cars' at this weekend's ITM 400 V8 Supercar race meeting at the track the answer was an unequivocal yes!