2014/2015 F5000 Series

ORGANISERS EYE RECORD WITH NEW 'F5000 WORLD SERIES' PREMIER AT 2015 FESTIVAL
The organisers of the annual New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing at Hampton Downs are eyeing a record lineup of cars as they firm up plans for the Gulf Oil-backed 2015 event which celebrates the career of Formula 1 driver Howden Ganley and the category - Formula 5000 - which helped springboard his career.
BIG SUMMER AHEAD FOR MSC F5000 SERIES
There's a big summer ahead for the MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series with rounds in Australia and here culminating in a support slot at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Manfeild in February.
PROCTOR HEADS STRONG KIWI FIELD
Auckland's Clark Proctor (aka The Metalman) heads a strong Kiwi contingent contesting the opening round of the 2014/15 MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival motor racing series at Melbourne's Sandown circuit this weekend.
TWEEDIE DOMINATES MSC F5000 SERIES OPENER AT SANDOWN
Young gun Tom Tweedie (Chevron B24) dominated the opening round of the 2014/15 MSC Formula 5000 Tasman Revival Series at the annual Historic Sandown meeting in Melbourne over the weekend, qualifying quickest and winning two of the three class races.
TWEEDIE 'DEFINITELY BEATABLE' SAYS ROSS
Top Australian single-seater racer Tom Tweedie (Chevron B24) qualified quickest and won two of the three F5000 races at the opening round of this season's MSC New Zealand F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series in Melbourne last month. But that doesn't necessarily mean he will do the same at the second Australian round in Sydney this weekend.
PROCTOR WINS ON SATURDAY, TWEEDIE ON SUNDAY
The second Australian round of this season's MSC New Zealand F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series at Sydney Motorsport Park over the weekend had a real 'game-of-two-halves' feel to it.
PROCTOR AND SMITH SET TO STAR AT HAMPTON DOWNS
Early season pace-setter Clark Proctor (March 73A/1) and three-time champion Ken Smith (Lola T332) look set to star in the MSC F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series races at the two Gulf Oil Howden Ganley F5000 Festival motor racing meetings at Hampton Downs over the next two weekends.
STORMING START FOR SMITH AT FIRST HAMPTON DOWNS MEETING
With a new benchmark time in qualifying and a lights-to-flag win in the first eight-lap race of the weekend, Kiwi super-vet Ken Smith (Lola T332) got his return to the MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series off to a storming start at the third round at Hampton Downs this afternoon.
PILETTE GETS CHANCE TO RELIVE GOLDEN DAYS
One of a number of Formula 5000 category originals to take up the offer of a demonstration drive in one of the MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series cars at Hampton Downs this weekend was Belgium driver Teddy Pilette.
SERIES ORIGINALS BACK BEHIND THE F5000 WHEEL

As part of the celebration of the Formula 5000 category at the fourth round of the 2014/15 MSC NZ F5000 series at the second Gulf Oil Howden Ganley F5000 Festival historic motor racing meeting at Hampton Downs over the weekend, a number of category and Tasman Series originals were given the opportunity to get back behind the wheel.
SMITH'S CLEAN-SWEEP REWARDED WITH SPECIAL EVENT TITLE
Kiwi super-vet Ken Smith (Lola T332) has earned yet another motor racing accolade, winning the Gulf Oil Howden Ganley F5000 Festival historic motor racing meetings' 'Formula 5000 World Series' title with a six-race clean-sweep.
ROSS TAKES ON MANTLE OF MSC F5000 SERIES' MAN-TO-BEAT
Steve Ross (McRae GM1) has taken on the mantle of man-to-beat in this season's MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series after dominating qualifying and winning the first race at the fifth round at the Skope Classic motor racing meeting in Christchurch today.
ROSS ONE OF TWO MSC SERIES WINNERS AT SKOPE MEETING
McRae GM1 driver Steve Ross was one of two MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series winners on the second day of competition at the fifth round at the annual Skope Classic historic motor racing meeting in Christchurch over the weekend.
SMITH THE FASTEST MAN ON THE TRACK AT MANFIELD
MSC NZ F5000 series pacesetter Ken Smith (Lola T332) was the fastest man on the track on the first day of competition at the 60th annual New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Manfeild today.
MSC RACES AND RECORD TO SMITH, SERIES TITLE TO ROSS
Super-veteran Ken Smith (Lola T332) and fellow MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival series fast-man Steve Ross (McRae GM1) both had reason to celebrate after the final round of the 2014/15 series at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Feilding's Manfeild circuit on Sunday.
KIWI F5000 RACERS OFF TO THE US TO COMPETE
The annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion meeting at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California is one of the biggest and most prestigious historic motor racing meetings in the world - and this year a group of Kiwis will be joining F5000 category counterparts from the US, Canada, the UK and Australia at the August 13-16 event.
CALENDAR
Rnd 1: Nov 8-9 2014 VHRR Sandown Historic Melbourne Vic Aust
Rnd 2: Nov 29-30 2014 HSRCA Sydney Motorsport Park (Eastern Creek) Sydney NSW Aust
Rnd 3: Jan 16-18 2015 Gulf Oil Howden Ganley F5000 Festival #1 Hampton Downs Nth Waikato New Zealand
Rnd 4: Jan 23-25 2015 Gulf Oil Howden Ganley F5000 Festival #2 Hampton Downs Nth Waikato New Zealand
Rnd 5: Feb 6-7 2015 Skope Classic, Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Christchurch, New Zealand
Rnd 6: Feb 12-15 2015 The NZIGP/Manfeild Trust/MSNZ/TRS Manfeild, Feilding, New Zealand