Liam Sceats will head to the final round of the NZ Formula Ford Championship in Christchurch this weekend as the championship leader.
Sceats took maximum points from the first four races, to hold a 35 point lead over Zac Christensen who sits second with Alex Crosbie a further 28-points back in third.
Mike Pero Motorsport Park in Ruapuna will hold the final four races which will determine the overall national title as well as the Class 1 (post 2000) and 2 (1990-1999) titles.
Sceats took a clean sweep of the opening round at Taupo International Motorsport Park, setting the fastest lap in qualifying, earning him a $1,010 cash prize from Hampton Downs NZ Racing Academy, before taking all four race wins. Leaving with a points lead over Christensen who finished second in each of the races, despite making his debut at the circuit.
Christensen, who recently won the South Island Formula 1600 Championship, will enter the final event with the advantage, with Ruapuna being his home track, while Sceats has limited competitive experience on the circuit.
Crosbie currently sits third in points with a 66-point lead over Jack Noble-Adams with Sebastian Manson close behind in fifth.
The winner of the final race of the championship will be awarded the Morrie Smith Memorial Trophy, in memory of Morrie Smith, father of NZ motor racing legend Ken Smith.
The Stephen Gillard Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the highest placed rookie of the championship. Gillard was a key figure in resurrecting both the North Island Formula Ford as well as the national championship
Motorsport New Zealand is offering the overall winner an entry to the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch in the UK.
A $1,010 Hampton Downs NZ Racing Academy cash prize is on offer for the fastest qualifier. This is part of the $60,000 prize pool from the Tony Quinn Foundation which includes funding for travel to Formula Ford events within New Zealand.
As part of the prize package for the overall winner of the NZ Formula Ford title, the driver has the opportunity to test an FT60 while the Class 2 winner has the opportunity for a TR86 test.
The series will complete three 10-lap and one 12-lap race during the final round.
All racing will be live-streamed with links to be found through the NZ Formula Ford, North Island Formula Ford and South Island Formula Facebook pages.
Overall Points (Top 10)
1/ Liam Sceats 302
2/ Zac Christensen 268
3/ Alex Crosbie 240
4/ Jack Noble-Adams 174
5/ Sebastian Manson 168
6/ Simon Hunter 149
7/ Hayden Bakkerus 145
8/ Bree Morris 144
9/ Mason Potter 125
10/ Callum Crawley 117
Main image: Bruce Jenkins