SMITH UNSCATHED AFTER HUGE F5000 PUKEKOHE CRASH
A monster crash for Ken Smith, and Michael Collins’ brilliant debut in Alistair Hey’s ex-evan Noyes Mcrae GM1, characterised last weekend’s New Zealand F5000 Championship opener at Pukekohe. Having switched Lola T332s to Ian Riley’s – qualified on pole by protege Tom Alexander – after his engine ran a bearing, Smith lost a wing, which skewed him into Codie Banks’ Talon, then the wall. Neither driver was hurt.
Clark Proctor (March 73A) won both races by inches from Collins.