He is used to racing more than once on the same day, but this weekend will be a first for Angus Fogg as he gears up to do three races at two different tracks all in one day.
Fogg will be competing in the third round of the NAPA Central Muscle Cars at Hampton Downs over the weekend as part of the New Zealand Grand Prix support bill.
However, after Saturday’s first race, Fogg will be helicoptering down to Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park to run in the Historic Sports Sedan and Allcomers for the Taupo Historic Grand Prix.
To cap it all off, he will return to Hampton Downs in time for the second Central Muscle Cars race late that afternoon.
The popular flame-throwing Ford Mustang Fastback will be on show in the Waikato. Fogg’s brief time in Taupo will have him jump behind the wheel of an ex-Ian Algie 1979 Alfetta GTV V8.
The Alfetta has a proud Kiwi history and was initially fitted with a five-litre Chaparral built small block Chevrolet V8. The engine had previously powered Ken Smith’s Lola T332 Formula 5000, so it was no tamed animal.
Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the Alfetta is that the engine is placed behind the firewall – or where you would expect to find the front seats. Algie would then have to drive the car where one would usually find the rear seats.
Algie later fitted the car with its distinctive high rear wing after he suffered a nasty spin at Pukekohe Park in his debut outing. The wing seemed to grapple the Alfetta’s handling woes. Soon, the car was a regular race winner on the national sport sedan circuit.
“It’ll be a bit of a push but I’ve done three races in a day before – but not at different tracks,” Fogg said.
“I feel a bit like Stirling Moss or Jackie Stewart who used to do these sorts of things regularly I believe, when they raced Formula One, saloon cars and sports cars at different circuits on the same weekend.
“I really enjoy driving the Alfetta and was disappointed when I heard about the date clash. At the time, I joked about entering both meetings with the help of a helicopter and sure enough, it’s happening. I can’t wait.”
Fogg’s first race in his busy Saturday schedule will be at 11.45 am with the Historic Sports Sedan and Allcomers slated for mid-afternoon. The final CMC race of the day will then be at 4.10 pm.