Pukekohe racer starts in style
Newly crowned SpeedSport Scholarship winner Liam Lawson has started his car racing career in winning style by taking victory in the final race of the opening round of the Manfeild Winter Series
The 13-year-old from Pukekohe High School, who earlier this month became the youngestequal winner of New Zealand’s premiere young driver development program, finished third in the opening two races before leading the field away from pole position to win the final.
Lawson’s Sabre Motorsport teammate, last year’s SpeedSport Scholarship winner Brook Reeve won the opening two races and came through from a fifth place starting position in the final race to finish side by side with Lawson at the chequered flag.
“Awesome,” was all the tiny teenager could say after winning his first car racing event.
“The whole weekend was a great first [car racing] experience and I feel confident now for the next round,” said Lawson.
The weekend was made more special when Lawson was presented with his new scholarship race suit from Chicane.
“It was a big surprise when I got it [suit], it’s really cool, and really bright!”
The Manfeild Winter Series is a threeround competition that scholarship co-founder Dennis Martin uses to prepare his drivers for the start of the New Zealand Formula First championship later in the year.
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