Chris Symon has returned from a small hiatus in the Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship and showed he hadn’t lost any speed over the winter, taking pole position by a mammoth seven-tenths-of-a-second.
The school teacher from Feilding will have Liam Foster start alongside him on the front row. Billy Frazer’s first effort of the season was enough to give him the third fastest time of the session, Reece Hendl-Cox will start alongside him on fourth.
Amy Smith has started off strong too, setting the fifth fastest time ahead of the best of the rookies Ronan Murphy. The SpeedSport Scholarship driver 0.06s away from a top-five start on debut in the national championship.
Ron Carter returns with a seventh-place start ahead of Taylor Hurst, Travis Day with Nathan Sudiono starting from tenth. Thomas Boniface was the next best rookie driver, setting the 11th fastest time ahead of Dave Scammell and Kyan Davie in 12th and 13th respectively.
Andrew Tierney, Louis Redshaw, Darren Henderson, Flynn Mullany and Rob Baker rounded out the field.
Photo: Tayler Burke