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

 


Liam Macdonald Returns To New Zealand's Biggest Motor Race

MEDIA RELEASE
21 APRIL 2014

Liam Macdonald Returns To New Zealand's Biggest Motor Race Event

Young up and coming motor racing star, sixteen-year-old Liam MacDonald of Invercargill, will again line up on the grid in the NZV8 Touring Car field as part of the massive ITM 500 V8 Supercar meeting at Pukekohe Park south of Auckland this weekend.

MacDonald contested the NZV8 Touring Car races at what is New Zealand's biggest motor race meeting last year and excelled amongst the top class competition.

MacDonald was the youngest driver in the field and amongst seasoned competitors but he impressed onlookers with his maturity as he overcame qualifying problems to pass car after car in storming drives during the races. It would have been an impressive feat at the best of times but it occurred in what was just MacDonald's third race weekend at that level.

MacDonald's budget has only allowed him to contest two more rounds in this years series - at Teretonga and Timaru. However at Teretonga in January he took the round victory in the TL Class, winning his first race in the championship at the same time. That victory came in just his fourth round of competition and just three days after he sat, and passed, his drivers licence test.

His progress at this level has been astounding considering he has only been able to contest five rounds to date. Prior to jumping in at the deep end in Falcon Liam had only done a modest amount of club events in a small Nissan NX Coupe.

MacDonald, a student at James Hargest College in Invercargill, will take advantage of the school holidays to make the trek to Pukekohe. "I am really looking forward to racing there again," said Liam this week.The event will run from Thursday 24 April until Sunday 27 April.

MacDonald's NZV8 Touring Car outings are supported by Discount Tyres, Southern Bolts & Fasteners, Caravanland, Derek Orr Auto Refinishers and Grant Auto Electrics.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Rushing For Gold

The first section focuses particularly on the Victorian connections – commercial, legal, mining and personal, including migration statistics. But for me the most interesting chapters were in the middle sections about the people of the goldfields. More>>

Comedy Festival Review: VOTE BATT

The political campaigning in the US over the last eight months or so has provided a stark insight into how far political candidates are willing to go. This background came into focus as “former comedian” – now politician – Tim Batt ushered people up into the front seats, passing out badges and taking photographs with his not entirely adoring public... More>>

HRH QEII's 90th: New Zealand Post Birthday Stamps Fit For A Queen

New Zealand Post is celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with a special series of stamps and a limited edition silver coin. The Queen was born on 21 April 1926. To mark her birthday, New Zealand Post has produced ‘lenticular’ or moving stamps that feature nine different images of the Queen on just three stamps. More>>

ALSO:

Anzac Day: A Time To Stand Against Hatred

The Human Rights Commission says ANZAC Day is a time for New Zealanders to remember those things our grandparents stood for and stand up against intolerance and prejudice. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news