Ryan Wood

Car Number: 40
Age: 17
Home town: Wellington
Team: Wholesale Cars Direct

Spent the last races of last season on a steep upward curve of improvement and has a solid and successful background in karting behind him.

One of the country's fastest rising motorsport youngsters, expect race wins and a challenge for the title this year as he gets to grips with a new car for this season - the ex-championship winning machine of Peter Vodanovich.