PREVIEW: 2017 One Hour

It’s the final hitout for the 2016/17 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship this Saturday. The traditional non-championship One Hour race takes place at Manfeild, with 12 drivers lining up to celebrate the end of a great season.

With the top five cars still in no condition to race after extensive technical checks following the close national championship, their corresponding driver’s have paired up with other drivers to tackle the dual-drive class.

Chris Symon, fresh of his Taupo dominance, joins Brody McConkey who made a cameo appearance at the final round. McConkey has won the gruelling race of endurance in previous years, but with the added effort of a driver change, it is unlikely he will be able to claim another outright win.

While it’s the end of our season, it’s the start for young Blake Evans who makes his circuit racing debut ahead of a  2017/18 Winter Series and National Championship campaign. Will this be the beginning of another New Zealand racing superstar?

Dave Scammell and Ron Carter will team up together while Alex Hawley jumps back into his Sabre Motorsport McDonalds machine for another shot at the title after a strong showing last year.

The experienced duo of 2008/09 National Champion Ian Foster and 1996/97 National Champion Craig Greenwood will have a great shot at mixing it up the front of the dual drive class.

Reigning One Hour winner Cameron Dance returns with Sabre Motorsport to try and defend his title, but with the super fast rookie teammate of Callum Crawley wanting to end his season on a high Dance will have his work cut out.

Our newly crowned Rookie Champion Reece Hendl-Cox jumps in Sam Fletchers car with him, looking to continue their strong results.

Entry List:

#23 – Brody McConkey/Chris Symon
#11 – Blake Evans
#33 – Dave Scammell/Ron Carter
#41 – Alex Hawley
#47 – Ian Foster/Craig Greenwood
#53 – Cameron Dance
#64 – Sam Fletcher/Reece Hendl-Cox
#79 – Callum Crawley

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