The Stan Redmond Memorial Trophy celebrates the life ofseries' original Stan Redmond who died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident at the final round of the 2012/13 MSC series at Invercargill's Teretonga Park last February.


As well as being both a competitor and strong supporter of the MSC Tasman Cup Revival Series here and across the Tasman, Redmond made several trips to the UK to race and the Trophy has been put up by a group of drivers and family members from there in consultation with the Redmond family in Christchurch and the New Zealand Formula 5000 Association.


Itwill be presented - by Redmond's long-time crew chief and engine man Steve Weeber - to the driver who puts on 'The Most Spirited Drive' at the final round of this season's MSC series at the annual Skope Classic meeting at Redmond's home circuit, Mike Pero Motorsport Park (Ruapuna), over the February 01/02 weekend.


The two Hampton Downs meetings which precede the Christchurch finalhave attracted a 20-strong grid for the MSC series races led by emphatic first2013/14 series round winner Ken Smith (Lola T332) and including a five-strong UKcontingent madeup ofMike Whatley (Surtees TS8B) and Greg Thornton (March 76B), husband and wife Frank (Eagle FA74) and Judy (Lola T332) Lyons, and their son Michael (Lola T400).





Linda Stoddart-Whatley with the new Stan Redmond Memorial Trophy. Photo credit: Fast Company/Mike Whatley


2013/14 MSC New Zealand F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series
Rnd 1: Nov 8-10 2013 'The Sound' MG Classic Manfeild Feilding
Rnd 2: Jan 17-19 2014 NZFMR Ferrari Festival - 1 Hampton Downs Nth Waikato
Rnd 3: Jan 24-26 2014 NZFMR Ferrari Festival - 2 Hampton Downs Nth Waikato
Rnd 4: Feb 01-02 2014 Skope Classic Powerbuilt Tools Raceway @ Ruapuna Park Christchurch


2013/14 Formula 5000 Australia Cup Series (invitational rounds)
Rnd 1: Aug 31-Sept 01 2013 Muscle Car Masters meeting Sydney Motorsport Park Sydney
Rnd 2: Sept 13-15 2013 Sandown 500 meeting (V8 Supercars) Sandown Melbourne
Rnd 3: Nov 08-10 2013 Sandown Historics meeting Sandown Melbourne
Rnd 4: March 07-09 2014 Phillip Island Classic meeting Phillip Island Melbourne