New Zealand Formula Ford Championship

The MTA New Zealand Formula Ford Championship has been held annually in New Zealand racing circuits.

New Zealand Formula Ford Championship
CategoryOpen-wheeler
CountryNew Zealand
Inaugural season1971
Drivers' championNew Zealand Callum Hedge
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

HistoryEdit

 
Elfin 600
 
Mygale SJ06 followed by a Van Diemen RF03
 
Van Diemen RF86
 
Van Diemen RF88

Formula Ford emerged as a racing class in New Zealand. In 1972, the inaugural New Zealand Formula Ford championship won by David Oxton. The open wheel category rapidly developed into the series for emerging young New Zealand race drivers. Graduates include Brendon Hartley, David Oxton, Dave McMillan, Scott Dixon, Fabian Coulthard and Jonny Reid.[1]

Year Driver Car
1971–72   David Oxton Elfin 600
1972–73   Dave McMillan Opert Titan Mk6
1973–74   Peter Hughes Bowin P6
1974–75   Grant Walker Elfin Superford
1975–76   Dave McMillan Lola T342
1976–77   Eric Morgan Lola T342
1977–78   Grant Campbell Titan Mk9c
1978–79   Mike Finch Cuda II
1979–80   Mike King Titan Mk9C
1980–81   Jeff Pascoe Swift LM1
1981–82   Mike King Crossle 25F
1982–83   Kevin Ingram Keram
1983–84   Steven Richards Titan Mk6
1984–85   John Crawford Reynard FF84
1985–86   Craig Coleman Van Diemen RF85
1986–87   Shane Higgins Van Diemen RF86
1987–88   Craig Baird Van Diemen RF86
1988–89   Grant Campbell Swift FB4
1989–90   Paul Larsen Swift FB89
1990–91   Andy McElrea Van Diemen RF88
1991–92   Gary Croft
1992–93   Ashley Stichbury Van Diemen RF84?
1993–94   Ashley Stichbury Van Diemen RF84?
1994–95   Shane Drake
1995–96   Greg Tullett Van Diemen
1996–97   Scott Dixon Swift
1997–98   Greg Tullett Van Diemen
1998–99   LeRoy Stevenson Van Diemen
1999–00   Phil Hellebrekers Spectrum 07
2000–01   James Cressey Van Diemen RF94
2001–02   Fabian Coulthard Stealth Van Diemen RF94
2002–03   Jonny Reid Stealth Van Diemen RF94
2003–04   Tim Edgell Van Diemen RF03
2004–05   Shannon O'Brien Van Diemen RF03
2005–06   Shane van Gisbergen Stealth Evo 2
2006–07   Sam MacNeill Van Diemen
2007–08   John Whelan Stealth Van Diemen
2008–09   Richie Stanaway Mygale SJ08A
2009–10   Martin Short Mygale SJ07A
2010–11   Andre Heimgartner Mygale SJ10
2011–12   Andre Heimgartner Mygale SJ10
2013–14   Jamie Conroy Mygale SJ07A
2014–15   Taylor Cockerton Mygale SJ08A [2]
2015–16   Michael Scott Mygale SJ08A
2016–17   Liam Lawson Mygale SJ08A
2017–18   Callum Hedge Mygale SJ08A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Formula Ford History". n.d. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  2. ^ Taylor Cockerton convincingly wins F.Ford Title, retrieved 3 July 2015

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