Frazer wins three as Noble-Adams grabs South Island F1600 points lead at Teretonga

| Photographer Credit: Terry Marshall/Euan Cameron Photography

Pukekohe’s Billy Frazer has been rewarded for his journey south with three more race wins, this time at the penultimate round of the 2019/20 South Island Formula 1600 Championship. Teretonga Park in Invercargill hosted the sixth round of the series which has seen a shake up of the overall points table.

Frazer (Spectrum 015) is currently competing in the 2019/20 NZ Formula Ford Championship, which also held their third round at Teretonga, and chose to gain more race experience competing in the South Island series.

#114 Billy Frazer and #75 Jack Noble-Adams

“Really happy with the weekend,” said Frazer. “It’s been a great southern tour. I’ve been impressed with the racing in the South Island. It’s been a great test of skills and I’ve got some great experience.”

Heading into the weekend, Dunedin’s Cameron Freeman (Van Diemen RF 92) held a 19-point lead from Christchurch’s Bailey Paterson (Van Diemen Stealth) with fast moving Jack Noble-Adams (Van Diemen Stealth) having moved up into third at the fifth round the previous weekend. With finishing second to Frazer in all three Teretonga races, Noble-Adams now leads the series heading to the final round in Timaru, 7th March 2020.

“We’re very happy with the weekend,” commented Noble-Adams. “I’m surprised I got the car home as I lost the left front brake pads near the end. Every time I braked, the car veered right. Otherwise the car is quite strong heading to Timaru where we have a great winning record.”

Bailey Paterson exiting his damaged car, race 1 Teretonga 2020

His gain was also helped by Freeman having a poor round finishing 19th, 6th and a retirement in the final race. While Paterson crashed out of the first race, he finished third in both following races and holds on to second, 17-points behind Noble-Adams. Freeman has slipped to third, 29-points from the lead.

“I just didn’t have enough straight-line speed this weekend, so lost too much down the main straight,” commented Paterson. “If we hadn’t had the ‘off’ in race 1 then we would have had a great weekend.”

Rookie Zac Christensen (Van Diemen RF 92) had a poor round with two retirements due to gear issues but holds on to fourth overall.

#96 Anna Collins and #53 Robert Toshach

Also having a strong run at Teretonga was Christchurch’s Anna Collins (Van Diemen RF94) finishing fifth, eighth and seventh. “It’s been a lot of fun. Great to have that extra pace and keep with the front pack. I’m happy with a consistent weekend and staying out of trouble. We changed the shocks recently and that has helped. Really happy with the position in the championship and look forward to a top five finish in Timaru.”

Within the category there are three separate Classes. In Class 1 (post 2000) Steve Edwards (Mygale SJ08a) holds on to second with Auckland’s Kim Crocker (RayGR14) moving into second after a successful round including a podium in race 1. As well as leading overall, Noble-Adams moves into first place in Class 2 (1990-1999) from Paterson, Freeman and Christensen. Ryan Low (Van Diemen RF88) continues to lead the Historic Class 3 (pre 1990) from Southland’s Noel Atley (Crossle 55F) and Andy Downs (Lola 642e).

There is one remaining round with three races and a maximum of 122 points on offer at Timaru International Raceway 7 March 2020.

#6 Tony Graham (Van Diemen Stealth)

Overall Points after 6/7 rounds (Top 10)
Place Driver # Car Points
1 Jack Noble-Adams 75 VD Stealth 503
2 Bailey Paterson 86 VD Stealth 486
3 Cameron Freeman, 19 VD RF92 474
4 Zac Christensen * 21 VD RF92 417
5 Anna Collins 96 VD Stealth 352
6 Dyson Freeman 26 VD RF92 283
7 Simon Spencer-Bower 48 VD Stealth 262
8 Ryan Low * 47 VD RF88 254
9 Tony Graham 6 VD Stealth 245
10 Billy Frazer 114 Spectrum 015 244
11 Kim Crocker 5 Ray GR14 232
12 Noel Atley 14 Crossle 55F 207
13 James Penrose 98 VD Stealth 207
14 Steve Edwards 77 Mygale SJ08 183
15 Steve Donaldson 34 VD RF90 179

Qualifying results (Top 10)
1/ Billy Frazer 1:03.129
2/ Jack Noble-Adams 1:03.402
3/ Bailey Paterson 1:03.654
4/ Cameron Freeman 1:04.313
5/ Ronan Murphy 1:04. 335
6/ Tony Graham 1:04.382
7/ Anna Collins 1:04.429
8/ Kim Crocker 1:04.529
9/ Blake Evans 1:04.740
10/ Dyson Christensen 1:04.762

Results
Race 1 (10/12 laps)
1 Billy Frazer Spectrum 015
2 Jack Noble-Adams Van Diemen Stealth
3 Kim Crocker Ray GR14
4 Tony Graham Van Diemen Stealth
5 Anna Collins Van Diemen VD 94
6 Simon Spencer-Bower Van Diemen Stealth RF93
7 Steve Edwards Mygale SJ 08a
8 Robert Toshach SwiftFB89
9 Dominic Robertson Swift SC94
10 Oscar Noble-Adams Van Diemen RF90
11 Ryan Low Van Diemen RF88
12 Phil Foulkes Trident-Palliser
13 Noel Atley Crossle 55 F
14 Paul Dold GLH FF1600
15 James Dicey Spectrum 07b
16 Andy Downs Lola 642e
17 Steve Heffernan Van Diemen Stealth
18 Dave Silverton PRS PH02
19 Cameron Freeman Van Diemen RF 92
20 Keith Miller Van Diemen RF01
21 Greg Inward Van Diemen RF90/91
22 Dave McKenzie Begg FM3 FF1600
DNF Bailey Paterson Van Diemen Stealth
DNF Dyson Freeman Van Diemen RF92
DNF Zac Christensen Van Diemen RF 92
DNF Ronan Murphy Spectrum

Race 2 (12 laps)
1 Billy Frazer Spectrum 015
2 Jack Noble-Adams Van Diemen Stealth
3 Bailey Paterson Van Diemen Stealth
4 Ronan Murphy Spectrum
5 Kim Crocker Ray GR14
6 Cameron Freeman Van Diemen RF 92
7 Tony Graham Van Diemen Stealth
8 Anna Collins Van Diemen VD 94
9 Dyson Freeman Van Diemen RF92
10 Simon Spencer-Bower Van Diemen Stealth RF93
11 Dominic Robertson Swift SC94
12 Robert Toshach SwiftFB89
13 Steve Heffernan Van Diemen Stealth
14 Andy Downs Lola 642e
15 James Dicey Spectrum 07b
16 Noel Atley Crossle 55 F
17 Phil Foulkes Trident-Palliser
18 Keith Miller Van Diemen RF01
19 Ryan Low Van Diemen RF88
20 Greg Inward Van Diemen RF90/91
21 Dave Silverton PRS PH02
22 Dave McKenzie Begg FM3 FF1600
DNF Steve Edwards Mygale SJ 08a
DNF Oscar Noble-Adams Van Diemen RF90
DNF Paul Dold GLH FF1600
DNF Zac Christensen Van Diemen RF 92S

Race 3 (13/14 laps)
1 Billy Frazer Spectrum 015
2 Jack Noble-Adams Van Diemen Stealth
3 Bailey Paterson Van Diemen Stealth
4 Tony Graham Van Diemen Stealth
5 Dyson Freeman Van Diemen RF92
6 Zac Christensen Van Diemen RF 92
7 Anna Collins Van Diemen VD 94
8 Simon Spencer-Bower Van Diemen Stealth RF93
9 Robert Toshach SwiftFB89
10 Kim Crocker Ray GR14
11 Oscar Noble-Adams Van Diemen RF90
12 Steve Heffernan Van Diemen Stealth
13 Steve Edwards Mygale SJ 08a
14 Phil Foulkes Trident-Palliser
15 Noel Atley Crossle 55 F
16 Dave Silverton PRS PH02
17 Keith Miller Van Diemen RF01
18 Greg Inward Van Diemen RF90/91
19 Dominic Robertson Swift SC94
20 Dave McKenzie Begg FM3 FF1600
DNF Cameron Freeman Van Diemen RF 92
DNF Andy Downs Lola 642e
DNF James Dicey Spectrum 07b
DNF Ryan Low Van Diemen RF88
DNF Paul Dold GLH FF1600
DNS Ronan Murphy Spectrum

Benjamin Carrell

Benjamin Carrell is a freelance motorsport writer and currently edits talkmotorsport.co.nz. He writes for a number of Kiwi drivers and motorsport clubs. That's when he's not working in his horticultural day-job or training for the next road or mtb cycle race!

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