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

 

Unknown Territory For Conroy

MEDIA RELEASE

29 JANUARY 2014

Unknown Territory For Conroy    

After nine straight wins in the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship Invercargill driver Jamie Conroy faces his biggest challenge of the season when he lines up for Round 4 at Hampton Downs in North Waikato this weekend. 

Conroy has never raced on the undulating 2.7 kilometre Hampton Downs circuit before and in fact the only time he has seen it was when it was under construction prior to it's opening in 2009. "It will be a completely different set of challenges this weekend but we are ready for that," says Conroy as he prepares to travel north for his first appearance at the track. "I have only seen the place before it was built when the track was completely clay. I have been watching You Tube videos to learn my way around," he says. "It looks like it has a fair share of fast, flowing corners which should suit the Mygale."

The Mygale is the chassis that Conroy has driven to a 100% record in the championship to date. While he has been the man the rest of the field have been chasing at the first three rounds, Jamie is expecting Wanganui driver Aaron Marr to be on the pace in the North Island. Marr, driving a car similar to Conroy's, is currently third in the championship with 468 points. Conroy leads with 675 points, 72 ahead of Christchurch driver Michael Collins. While Conroy is facing the final three rounds of the championship on tracks he has never raced on before Collins has the advantage of having contested the full championship last year and has raced at Hampton Downs and the venues for the final two rounds, Manfeild Park in Feilding and the Taupo Motorsport Park.

While he has compiled an impressive winning streak Conroy says, "our focus is on the National Championship as a whole, not winning individual races."

After qualifying on Saturday morning Conroy will line up for the first race of the fourth round that afternoon. before two more races on Sunday.

Jamie Conroy's Formula Ford campaign is supported by Horgan Farms, Evolution Motorsport, Progressive Engineering Southland Ltd, Waikato Milking Systems, Gulf, John Deere, Gallagher, SP Tools, Hydraulink, George Wilson Sales Ltd, Sievwright Auto, PPG, E Hayes, Southern Wide Real Estate, Radcliffe Electrical and R & A Williams. 

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Conservation: Gecko Stolen From DOC Visitor Centre

A long-term resident at the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre has been stolen. The Marlborough green gecko was reported missing on 19 July. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Rare Ingredients

When I heard Kiazim was publishing a cookbook, I jumped at the opportunity... I was back in New Zealand, but how hard could it be to create Turkish-Cypriot cuisine on the opposite side of the world? Well, it turns out — pretty damn hard. More>>

Remembrance: British Memorial Design Revealed

After years of work with Weta Workshop, the British High Commission has revealed the final design of the United Kingdom’s presence in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: The Whole Intimate Mess

Alison McCulloch: Walker’s account of what she went through is harrowing and intimate, and, at risk of sounding trite, very brave. More>>

Howard Davis: The Kuijken String Quartet

Chamber Music New Zealand has scored another coup with the Kuijken String Quartet's current tour of New Zealand. As the co-founder of both La Petite Bande in 1972 and the Kuijken String Quartet in 1986, Sigiswald Kuijken is internationally recognized ... More>>

Scoop Images: Wellington America's Cup Parade

Wellingtonians lined the streets on Tuesday lunchtime to welcome the America's Cup and celebrate Emirates Team New Zealand's victory with cheers and polite applause. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland