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The MTA New Zealand Formula Ford Championship
has been held annually in New Zealand racing circuits.
Formula Ford is a single seater, open wheel class in motorsport which exists in some form in many countries around the world. It is an entry-level series to motor racing....
emerged as a racing class in New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated some east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and roughly south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga...
. 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
Brendon Hartley is a New Zealand race car driver.-Career:Hartley was born in a family well integrated within motorsport. His father, Bryan, had raced in many forms of motorsport, most notably Formula Atlantic. At the age of six, Hartley began his motor racing career in kart racing, following his...
, Brett Riley, David Oxton
David Oxton is a former New Zealand racing driver. Oxton spent the majority of his career racing open wheel cars in New Zealand and Australia but did drive touring cars late in his career....
, Dave McMillan
David MacMillan was an American basketball coach. He was a longtime men's basketball coach at the University of Minnesota, and coached the NBA's Tri-Cities Blackhawks in 1950....
, Scott Dixon
Scott Ronald Dixon, MNZM is a New Zealand motor racer who became the most successful all-time driver in the Indy Racing League championship in the United States when he won the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio in August 2009. This took his total to 21 wins...
, Fabian Coulthard
Fabian Coulthard is a professional race car driver, currently racing for Walkinshaw Racing known commercially as Bundaberg Racing Team in the Australian V8 Supercar series....
and Jonny Reid
Jonathan Ross Reid, more commonly known as Jonny Reid, is a New Zealand racing driver. Reid comes from a well-known New Zealand racing family. Both his grandfather and his father were known kiwi racers. His father, Clayton Reid, was a New Zealand champion in karting...
2010-11 Andre Heimgartner (NZL),
2009-10 Martin Short (NZL),
2008-09 Richie Stanaway
Richie Stanaway Richie Stanaway Richie Stanaway (born November 24, 1991 in Tauranga, is a racing car driver from New Zealand.-Australasia:Stanaway was originally from a motocross background, before making the switch to speedway at the age of twelve. Following that came a brief foray into kart...
2007-08 John Whelan (NZL),
2006-07 Sam MacNeill (NZL),
2005-06 Shane Van Gisbergen
Shane Van Gisbergen is a racing driver from Auckland, New Zealand. He currently drives for Stone Brothers Racing in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series.-New Zealand racing history:...
2004-05 Shane O'Brien (AUS)
|| 6 - 8 Nov 2009
|| Pukekohe Park Raceway
Although Pukekohe Park Raceway is better known internationally as a motor racing circuit, it is primarily a horse racing circuit in New Zealand. It is located south of Auckland City in the North Island. The track is now owned by Pukekohe Park Limited...
|| 27 - 29 Nov 2009
|| Powerbuilt Raceway at Ruapuna Park
Powerbuilt Raceway at Ruapuna Park is a permanent motor racing circuit owned by . It is located at 107 Hasketts Road in Templeton, northwest of Christchurch, New Zealand....
|| 15 - 17 Jan 2010
|| Teretonga Park
Teretonga is a motor racing circuit situated south-west of Invercargill, New Zealand. It is home of the Southland Sports Car Club. The circuit was established in 1957 and said to be the southern most race track in the world...
|| 22 - 24 Jan 2010
|| Timaru International Motor Raceway
Timaru International Motor Raceway is a motor racing circuit situated about 10 minutes or outside of Timaru, New Zealand. The circuit is accessible from either the Main South Highway or Timaru-Pleasant Point Highway. It is often called Levels because of its previous name Levels Raceway...
|| 12 - 14 Feb 2010
|| Manfeild Autocourse
The Manfeild Autocourse was built by the in 1973 as a purpose built course. In 1990 extra land was acquired and the circuit extension built, bringing Manfeild up to international standards...
|| 19 Feb - 21 Mar 2010
|| Taupo Motorsport Park
Taupo Motorsport Park is a motorsports circuit located in Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand. It is owned and operated by MIT Development Ltd....