Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship leader Kaleb Ngatoa has taken Pole Position after topping this morning’s rather windy qualifying session. Chris Symon will start alongside the Marton schoolboy while Reece Hendl-Cox and Callum Crawley will start off the second row, third and fourth respectively.
The first of our rookie drivers was Blake Evans who put him a stellar performance to secure a fifth-place start on his first racing event at this technical track. Taylor Hurst was lucky that his only lap in the session was a good one as issues ruled him out early on in the session.
SpeedSport Scholarship driver Conrad Clark ventured off the track on his out lap as his car suffered a stuck throttle. However, after being extracted from the gravel Clark bought the car into the pits and his crew were able to rectify the problem and send him out to set a time to move him from last to seventh.
Amy Smith set the eighth fastest time ahead Bob Dillow while rookie Louis Redshaw secured a top ten start. Travis Day returns to the class this weekend and will start off 11th ahead of Dave Scammell, Craig Greenwood, Shaun Logan and Cameron Dance.
Paul Butler will start from 16th ahead of young Billy Frazer and Alex Hawley while Nathan Sudiono, making his debut in the class will start this afternoon’s race from 19th.