Reece Hendl-Cox has taken pole position for the third round of the Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park. Championship leader Kaleb Ngatoa put in a lap time just 0.001s short of Hendl-Cox’s time to start alongside the latter from second.
Chris Symon, still just a tenth slower than the fastest time, will start from third while Amy Smith appears to have sorted the issues that have plagued her in the past, setting a time good enough for fourth.
Callum Crawley and Liam Foster will line up on the third row, qualifying fifth and sixth respectively with Conrad Clark and Travis Day behind them in seventh and eighth. Taylor Hurst will start inside the top ten again in ninth alongside Nathan Sudiono who has shown vast improvements in lap time since last weekend.
Young Blake Evans will start from 11th followed by Louis Redshaw, Craig Greenwood, Dave Scammell and Bob Dillow rounding out the top 15. Cameron Dance, Shaun Logan, Alex Hawley, Paul Butler and Billy Frazer finished off the tail end of the field. Frazer was unable to set a lap with ignition problems.