New Zealand Formula Ford Championship

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

History[edit]

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, Brett Riley, David Oxton, Dave McMillan, Scott Dixon, Fabian Coulthard and Jonny Reid.[1]

Year Driver Car
1970/71 David Oxton Elfin 600
1971/72 David Oxton Elfin 600
1972/73 Dave McMillan Opert Titan Mk 6
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
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 Steve 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
1989/90 Paul Larsen Swift FB89
1990/91 Andy McElrea Van Diemen RF88
1991/92 Gary Croft
1992/93 Ashley Stichbury
1993/94 Ashley Stichbury
1994/95 Shane Drake
1995/96 Greg Tullett Van Diemen
1996/97 Scott Dixon
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
2007/08 John Whelan Stealth Van Diemen
2008/09 Richie Stanaway Mygale
2009/10 Martin Short Mygale
2010/11 Andre Heimgartner Mygale 2010
2011/12 Andre Heimgartner Mygale 2010
2012/13 James Munro Mygale

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula Ford History". n.d. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 

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