Scott aims for Toyota single-make championship podiums

Published 22 October 2015

With an extensive background in New Zealand single seater racing, Michael Scott from Te Puke is aiming to make a big impression in the Toyota Finance 86 Championship.

Scott, 20, began his motor racing career in karting in 2007. He has twice been runner-up in the national Formula Ford championship, has won a Formula First series and has two seasons of competition in the single-seater Toyota Racing Series to draw on in his first run at the intensely competitive single make championship.

He is one of two drivers to be awarded a CareVets scholarship for the 2015 Toyota Finance 86 Championship. The mechanical engineering student says the chance to contest the championship in a new car is “beyond exciting”.

“The TR 86 is a proper race car, it rewards precision and finesse and it allows me to apply everything I have learned in single seaters. It’s fantastic to see what Keith is doing to help young race drivers with this scholarship,” he said.

A record 16 drivers will start the first round at the Pukekohe V8 Supercars meeting on November 7 and 8.

Further rounds are at Hampton Downs on November 28 and 29 and then at three of the rounds of the Toyota Racing Series international championship at Ruapuna, Christchurch on January 16 and 17; Teretonga, Invercargill, January 23 and 24; Manfeild near Palmerston North on February 13 and 14, with the final at the Taupo circuit on March 26 and 27.

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Published 20 January 2019

Jordan Baldwin - Rookie of the Year in the Toyota 86 Championship last season and third in the points heading to the fourth round at Teretonga Park – has laid down a strong challenge for the title after taking two victories and the round win in Invercargill.

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Ransley wins Race 3 Teretonga (300 x 170) Ransley cruises to race-three win, Hedge carves through to fourth

Published 20 January 2019

The final race of the weekend around Teretonga Park for the Toyota 86 Championship was a race of extremes. The battle for first a straightforward one, while the dicing further down the order was anything but.

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Ransley Teretonga (300 x 170) Baldwin takes back to back wins after Ransley penalty

Published 20 January 2019

Intermach Toyota 86 racer Jordan Baldwin secured his second victory in the Toyota 86 Championship, and his second straight win of the weekend after on the road winner Jaden Ransley was penalised for a jumped start.

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