Ngatoa joins Aussie Racing Cars field

Aussie Racing Cars at Symmons Plains. Picture: Ross Gibb

Kaleb Ngatoa will contest this weekend’s Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series round at Supercars’ Ned Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint.

The New Zealander is best-known for his exploits in open-wheelers, qualifying on pole position for the 2021 New Zealand Grand Prix in a field which included eventual race winner Shane van Gisbergen, and winning two S5000 races last year.

He will have a roof over his head this weekend at Symmons Plains when he climbs into a Euro GT model Aussie Racing Car sporting the branding of category owner Tony Quinn’s Local Legends Meat Snacks.

Ngatoa tested the car at Queensland Raceway, also owned by Quinn, in recent 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 in one of these awesome little race cars. I’ve watched them many times and they always looked like heaps of fun.

“I did a test session up at Tony Quinn’s Queensland Raceway and I have to say they are awesome to drive. I can’t wait to get stuck into it and have some fun in Tassie.

“A massive thank you to Tony Quinn and Local Legends Meat Snacks for putting this opportunity together for me.

“I’m looking forward to it and seeing what the future holds for working with Aussie Race Cars, Tony Quinn and Local Legends.”

Aussie Racing Cars will run a typical four-race format at Symmons Plains, with Practice and Qualifying this Friday for what is set to be a 25-car field.

Tom Hayman leads the series after Round 1 at Sydney Motorsport Park, earlier this month.

Entry list: Round 2, Symmons Plains International Raceway

Num Driver Team/Sponsor Car
7 Andrew Lorgelly Muscle Motor Trimmers Euro GT
9 Ryan Reynolds Shell Rimula Topgun Race Team Mustang
11 Leigh Bowler Supergroups Camaro
12 Ayrton Richardson Richardson Motorsport Toyota Aurion
14 Matt Gooding Property Compliance Australia / WSM Camaro
15 Adam Clark Lustre Bar Melbourne Camaro
18 Cody Brewczynski Shell Rimula Topgun Race Team Mustang
21 Kyle Ensbey K.E Motorsport Mustang
25 Reece Chapman COOLDRIVE RACING / MOTORSPORT 25 Camaro
28 Kent Quinn Norganic 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 Anthony Di Mauro Anthony Di Mauro Racing Camaro
96 Jeff Watters Aughterson’s Insurance Brokers/Fight MND Nissan Altima
100 Ryder Quinn Local Legends Snacks Euro GT
101 Kaleb Ngatoa Local Legends Snacks Euro GT
117 Lachlan Ward Productivity Bootcamp / Lachlan Ward Racing Camaro

A Local Legends Aussie Racing Car, like that which Ngatoa will drive this weekend, at Queensland Raceway. Picture: Ryder Quinn Motorsport Facebook

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