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Clements leads into F5000 final


Kiwi historic racer Ian Clements holds a slender lead going into the final of the Tasman revival series.

February 26, 2007. Tasman Revival series leader Ian Clements will face a strong challenge in the final round at Phillip Island, Australia, on March 9-11.

The Lola T332 driver will be up against 14 fellow Kiwis, including series fastmen Aaron Burson (Talon MR1A) and Stuart Lush (McRae GM1).

But he’ll also have to contend with 10 Australians and a group of Britons, including husband and wife Frank and Judy Lyons, Frank in a Lola T332 and Judy in a 1974 Eagle FA74 once raced by the late F1 World Champion James Hunt and top Italian woman racer, the late Lella Lombardi.

Joining the Lyons from Britain is leading F5000 competitor Peter Dunn in the 1973 March 73A in which he scored podium places in three Britain’s HSCC Derek Bell Trophy Series races last year.

Among the Australian drivers will be Bruce Allison, who will race a F5000 for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Contemporary Australian single-seater racer Chris Hocking will drive the Matich A53 Repco that John Goss drove to win the Australian Grand Prix at Sandown in 1976.

Clements heads into the final round with a one point lead over Burson and fellow Kiwi, Stan Redmond (Lola T332).

Photo caption: Tasman Revival series leader Ian Clements in his Lola T332. Photo by Fast Company/Alex Mitchell/Warbirds.


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