Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Damon Leitch Announces Toyota Racing Series Return


Damon Leitch Announces Toyota Racing Series Return

Young Invercargill racer Damon Leitch aims to make TRS 2013 his most competitive ever and he has his sights set firmly on the title.

He plans to maintain his recent karting form and establish himself firmly in the opening rounds on the South Island circuits he knows so well and to then continue this momentum all the way to the finale and the prestigious New Zealand Grand Prix event.

In the 2012 series, Leitch established a points lead after the opening round at his ‘home’ track, Teretonga, and he continued his strong opening performance by producing consistent point scoring drives to eventually finish third in the championship. Along the way a win, five podium appearances and two fastest laps highlighted Damon’s speed in the most competitive international TRS field ever assembled.

Leitch has announced that Post Haste Couriers are returning to support his 2013 campaign as well as long-standing sponsors Southern Institute of Technology’s Zero Fees student recruitment programme, Southern Paints PPG and his hometown business supporters.

His 2013 series goals are set: “I want to be even more consistent, win as many races as possible while my eyes remain focussed on a series win.”

In assist his preparation for TRS Leitch has been karting, earning second overall in the recent South Island Championships as well as working hard on his fitness which he says will see him enter TRS 2013 in the best shape ever.

He will also complete some mileage in a similar car to the series’ FT40 chassis to build his track form as the start of the series approaches.

Damon Leitch will again race with Nelson-based Victory Motor Racing, joining Te Puke youngster Michael Scott who recently announced plans to contest the series.

The Toyota Racing Series is New Zealand’s premier international category and the only series that offers aspiring local racers the chance to compete in modern ‘wings-and-slicks’ open-wheel race cars against rising international drivers before heading offshore to the next step in their careers. For the international drivers, the series offers five weeks of intense racing action that propels them back into their northern hemisphere seasons ready to win races and championships.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ in the Rain , the wet and wonderful musical production all the way from London’s West End, officially opened at St. James Theatre in Wellington. More>>

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Publishing: Unity Books On Plan To Close Te Papa Press

Unity Books is alarmed that Te Papa is proposing to suspend publishing by Te Papa Press for 4 or 5 years. Te Papa Press has proven time and time again that it has both award and bestseller capability and fulfils its kaupapa. More>>

ALSO:

Cinema: ‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry To Have NZ Debut

The Documentary Edge Festival is thrilled to announce The Desk as a late entry to its 2015 Programme. The film, featuring local broadcaster Paul Henry, will have its international premiere on May 21 at 10pm at Q Theatre (book now at qtheatre.co.nz) with limited screenings also on offer in Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Art: Considering Feminisms In Aotearoa New Zealand: Two Projects

Feminism is something that has changed our lives. Recently, the activist Marilyn Waring reviewed the impact of feminism in Aotearoa New Zealand and reminded us that just 40 years ago banks wouldn’t lend women money without the guarantee of a man, ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news