Billy Frazer has won race nine of the ITM NZ Formula Ford Championship at Hampton Downs and subsequently moved into second in the championship. Zac Stichbury finished a close second, just 0.102s behind Frazer with the pole-sitting Thomas Boniface in third.
After starting third on the grid, Frazer quickly found himself in the heated battle for the lead. Stichbury took the early lead ahead of Boniface, Callum Crawley and Frazer. At the midway point of the race, Kaleb Ngatoa and our championship leader James Penrose latched on to the back of the pack to form a six-car gaggle which fought for the lead.
Towards the closing moments of the race, six became two as Frazer and Stichbury were left to decide who would be victorious. Frazer led out of the final corner, but despite a strong run from Stichbury he wasn’t able to get the lead and had to settle for second.
Boniface came home a lonely third with Callum Crawley taking fourth ahead of Penrose. Ngatoa finished sixth ahead of Ronan Murphy and the legend Ken Smith in eighth.
Nick Buxeda and Tony Graham rounded out the top ten with Martin Lucas Kim Crocker rounding out the field whilst Cameron Tanner did not finish.