The traditional Formula First One Hour race at Manfeild takes place this Saturday, take a look at our preview for the great race.
Last year’s winner Ryan Hellier won’t line up on the grid this time around after dominating last time out at Manfeild for the NZ Grand Prix. However, Brody McConkey, 2014’s winner and 2016 Formula First 3NZ will drive alongside Bramwell King (2NZ) as the favourite to take out the duel-drive class.
After a solid debut season in Formula First, Cameron Dance will get behind the wheel of his #17 Jack Daniels sponsored Sabre Motorsport machine. Another rookie in Bayley Walker, who is completely new to the class will line up in his newly acquired car.
It’s a case of young and old in car 24 as Matt Podjursky joins Ron Carter to take on the duel-driver class. Arran Crighton will also jump into Ian Foster’s car for the duel-drive.
Liam Foster will return to being the sole ‘Liam’ in the field as he is set to steer car 48 on Saturday.
Auckland teens Alex Hawley and Amy Smith are both set to take on the enduro. Hawley will get behind the wheel of the #58 Sabre he campaigned for the majority of last season, while Smith returns to the wheel of her #71 machine.
Last but not lease Dave Scammell and Craig Greenwood will line up on the grid. Greenwood returns after missing the majority of the 2015/16 season.
Where: Manfeild, Feilding NZ
Race start: 9:00AM
11. Bayley Walker
17. Cameron Dance
23. Brody McConkey/Bramwell King
24. Ron Carter/Matt Podjursky
33. Craig Greenwood
47. Ian Foster/Arran Crighton
48. Liam Foster
58. Alex Hawley
71. Amy Smith