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

 


McNee leaps to the front of the field in Toyota TR86 series

McNee leaps to the front of the field in Toyota TR86 series

Former Toyota Racing series placegetter Jamie McNee leapt to the front of the TR86 class with a consistent first,second,second performance at Hampton Downs on the weekend.

McNee is now 52 points clear at the top of the table from Tom Alexander, after the latter had a difficult weekend with car setup. It was a good recovery for McNee after he was side-lined in race one at Pukekohe with a jammed throttle.

McNee also became the only driver to win at all 3 rounds of the championship.

“My Talley’s- sponsored car was handling great, and I really love the track at Hampton Downs. We didn’t quite have the pace in qualifying but I made up places in all the races,” Jamie says

McNee battled with seasoned professional driver Andrew Waite for the lead in all three races – with Waite finally coming out on top for the round. But McNee was holding back a little to ensure he took home the points to take him clear at the top of the table.

“I could have made a move for the win in the final race of the day once I caught up with Andrew (Waite), but decided it was better to consolidate my points and make sure I got the lead in the championship.”

Next weekend the TR86s head to Manfeild, Wellingtonian McNee’s home track. It will bring back memories of racing Formula First, Formula Ford, and the Toyota Racing series at the track, where McNee finished sixth in the NZ Grand Prix in 2010.

Toyota TR86 is a once make class for Toyota TR86 sports cars.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

John McBeth: Our World Cup All Blacks

Forty or fifty years ago nobody really had any idea of what the selectors had in mind. There were often several trials, which sometimes featured over 150 players, possibly an inter island match or a final trial, then we listened to the announcement of the team on radio. The players weren't flown into the capital for a parliamentary function... More>>

ALSO:

Game Review: Midsomer Murders Meets First Year Philosophy

Developed by The Chinese Room, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture sees the player exploring what appears to be a recently abandoned idyllic English village trying to figure out where everybody's gone. Spoiler: they've gone to the rapture. (On a serious note, this review contains plot spoilers.) More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Clear Science

It was really after his move to Wellington, to Victoria University, that it became apparent that Sir Paul Cllaghan was much more than an eminent physicist... More>>

ALSO:

Francis Cook: Weekend SportzMania! All Blacks! Netball!

Sports were on all weekend. I normally don’t write about sports but with Richie McCaw tipped to be the next Prime Minister, and Colin Craig arguing sports are almost as important as politics, I thought “what better time to start!” More>>

ALSO:

Beervana: Aussie Pav Beer Declared Taste Of NZ

In a surprising upset, an Australian beer modelled on the pavlova, created by Brisbane brewery Newstead Brewing, the 250 Beers blog and Scratch Bar, has been announced the winner at the Beervana craft beer festival ‘Flag Brew’ competition, which challenged media and brewing teams to capture the distinctive taste of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news