Leo Scott won the third round of the 2022 Giltrap Group North Island Formula Ford Series at Pukekohe Park Raceway.
Scott finished on the podium in three races, the consistency securing the round win and putting him fourth overall in the series points.
“That was pretty good,” commented Scott.
“I didn’t even think we would win the round after qualifying. We had electrical issues so started off the back in Race 1. I fought my way to the front and was dicing with Kyan (Davie) for the lead when we both went off.”
Despite the off-track moment both recovered to finish third and fourth respectively.
“That was some of the best Formula Ford racing I’ve had,” said Scott. “It was so close and so competitive.”
Liam Sceats set the fastest time in qualifying to win the $500 cash prize from the Hampton Downs NZ Racing Academy. Though he took two race wins a retirement in the opening race on Sunday meant he wouldn’t take the round win.
That race went to Bree Morris, who took her third consecutive win, as well as finishing third and fourth in the two remaining races.
“That was close, but not close enough,” said Morris.
“We had some really great battles and some really strong head-wind to contest with down the back straight. There is still plenty to improve on and learn but thrilled to get another win”
Two rounds remain in the championship, with six different drivers taking race wins already this season. Hayden Bakkerus is the only driver to have finished all the races completed, with the consistency helping him in the championship standings, which he currently leads by 93 points.
The Giltrap Group North Island Formula Ford Series will be back out on track at Hampton Downs April 10.
Overall Points after 3/5 rounds (Top 5) – Provisional
1/ Hayden Bakkerus 472
2/ Kyan Davie 379
3/ Bree Morris 339
4/ Leo Scott 315
5/ Sebastian Manson 294
Main image: Geoff Ridder