Kaleb Ngatoa will compete in this weekend’s Super Series Battery World Aussie Racing Cars round at Supercars’ Ned Whiskey Tasmania SuperSprint.
The New Zealander is best known for his single-seater exploits, qualifying on pole position for the 2021 New Zealand Grand Prix in a field that included eventual race winner Shane van Gisbergen, and winning two S5000 races the last year.
He’ll have a roof over his head this weekend at Symmons Plains when he climbs into a model Euro GT Aussie Racing Car emblazoned with the branding of Local Legends Meat Snacks category owner Tony Quinn.
Ngatoa has been testing the car at Queensland Raceway, also owned by Quinn, for the past few days.
“I’m really excited to join the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Championship for a round at Symmons Plains,” he said.
“It’s a really cool opportunity to be able to jump into one of these great little race cars. I’ve watched them a few times and they always looked great fun.
“I did a practice session at Tony Quinn’s Queensland Raceway and I have to say they are brilliant to drive. Can’t wait to get in there and have fun at Tassie.
“A big thank you to Tony Quinn and Local Legends Meat Snacks for giving me this opportunity.
“I can’t wait to be there and see what the future holds for working with Aussie Race Cars, Tony Quinn and Local Legends.”
Aussie Racing Cars will hold a typical four-race format at Symmons Plains, with practice and qualifying this Friday for what is expected to be a 25-car field.
Tom Hayman leads the series after round one at Sydney Motorsport Park earlier this month.
Entry list: Round 2, Symmons Plains International Raceway
|7||André Lorgelly||Muscle motor mowers||Euro GT|
|9||Ryan Reynolds||Shell Rimula Topgun Racing Team||Mustang|
|12||Ayrton Richardson||Richardson Motorsport||Toyota Aurions|
|14||Matt Gooding||Goods Compliance Australia / WSM||Camaro|
|15||Adam Clark||Melbourne Bar Chandelier||Camaro|
|18||Cody Brewczynski||Shell Rimula Topgun Racing Team||Mustang|
|21||Kyle Ensbey||KE Motorsport||Mustang|
|25||Reece Chapman||COOLDRIVE RACING / MOTORSPORTS 25||Camaro|
|28||Kent Quinn||Organic Proteins||Toyota|
|30||Tom Hayman||TOM HAYMAN MOTORSPORT / WSM||Mustang|
|32||Courtney Prince||Local Legends/Courtney Prince Motorsport||Mustang|
|36||Joshua Anderson||COOLDRIVE RACING / PERENSO||Camaro|
|44||John Steffensen||Western Sydney Motorsport||Mustang|
|47||troy jones||Procool Racing||Camaro|
|48||Matt Forbes Wilson||FWG Concrete Wolf Pack Racing||Camaro|
|72||Craig Thompson||Western Sydney Motorsport||Mustang|
|78||Grant Thompson||Western Sydney Motorsport||Mustang|
|82||Cody McKay||Cody McKay Motorsports||Commodore|
|91||Antoine Di Mauro||Anthony Di Mauro Race||Camaro|
|96||Jeff Watts||Aughterson/Fight MND Insurance Brokers||Nissan Altima|
|100||Ryder Quinn||Local legend snacks||Euro GT|
|101||Kaleb Ngatoa||Local legend snacks||Euro GT|
|117||Neighborhood Lachlan||Productivity Bootcamp / Lachlan Ward Racing||Camaro|