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

 


A hat-trick of podium places for Alexander

9 February 2013

A hat-trick of podium places for Alexander

Tom Alexander lived up to his promise of fighting back at this weekend’s fourth round of the Toyota Finance TR86 Championship at Manfeild after claiming a hat-trick of podium finishes across two days of racing.

The first race on Saturday afternoon saw Alexander claim third before finishing in second during both races on Sunday.

Alexander said: “I’m absolutely stoked. The team have worked incredibly hard to get the car right for this weekend and it’s paid off. It was just a great weekend for racing and all of the boys [TR86 class] put on a great show for the spectators here.”

With less than a week between races, Alexander’s team found a bent rear sub-frame was the cause of mystery handling issues from the previous round at Hampton Downs.

“Obviously we’re glad we found the problem before this weekend. It means we were able to be fast this weekend and are still in contention for the Championship.”

Even the variable weather conditions at Manfeild wasn’t enough to dent Alexander’s pace after qualifying in second place in heavy rain, being pipped at the post by Ashley Blewett in the closing minutes of the session.

Alexander still sits second in the Toyota Finance TR86 championship behind close rival, Jamie McNee with three more rounds to go.

“Jamie [McNee] is fast and he’s definitely making me work hard for points. We’ll just have to keep trying our best to get back in front at the next round.”

The next round of the Toyota Finance TR86 series will take place at Taupo on March 7-9, 2014, followed by an additional two rounds held at Hampton Downs and Pukekohe respectively. The final Pukekohe round features a three-hour endurance race.

Stadium Finance operates several branches around the country including Christchurch, Tauranga and Dunedin. The company is ‘the home of good sports’ and is involved with many sporting and cultural events around New Zealand. For more information, please visit www.stadium-finance.co.nz or follow them on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/StadiumFinance or https://www.facebook.com/StadiumCarsMotorsport.

Tom Alexander’s TR86 Calendar:
Round 1: 08-10 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell
Round 2: 30 November - 1 December, Pukekohe Park Raceway, Pukekohe
Round 3: 31 January - 2 February, Hampton Downs, North Waikato

Round 4: 07-09 February, Manfield, Feilding
Round 5: 07-09 March, Taupo Motorsport Park, Taupo
Round 6: 02-04 May, Hampton Downs, North Waikato
Round 7: 17-18 May, Pukekohe Park Raceway, Pukekohe (three hour endurance)

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Bodega: Venue Closing At The End Of The Year, After 25 Years Of Music

"It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega’s doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington." More>>

Memorabilia: Te Papa Buys Peter Snell Singlet

Te Papa has purchased the singlet worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics at an auction this morning at Cordy’s auction house in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news