Racing cars

Ngatoa joins the Aussie Racing Cars squad

Australian racing cars at Symmons Plains. Photo: Ross Gibb

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

Number Driver Team/sponsor Auto
7 André Lorgelly Muscle motor mowers Euro GT
9 Ryan Reynolds Shell Rimula Topgun Racing Team Mustang
11 Leigh Bowler Supergroups Camaro
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
28 Kent Quinn Organic Proteins Toyota
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

A Local Legends Aussie Racing Car, like the one Ngatoa will drive this weekend, at Queensland Raceway. Image: Ryder Quinn Motorsport Facebook