Peter Ward Wins The RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Championship – Round 1 Season Opener

Peter Ward Wins The RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Championship – Round 1 Season Opener

Congratulations, Peter Ward on winning the RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Round 1 Season Opener!

Are you ready to discover the details of Day 2 in Hampton Downs Motorsport Park?

Day 2 – Sunday began without some challenges – from a wet track, classic Holden Ford battles, Stu Monteith’s suffering flat to intensely watching our talented car race drivers fighting hard to win in the final Race #4.

Intriguing details about RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Round 1 –  Race #3 & #4:

To start, Race #3 father and son duo – Brad & Greg Kroefs lined up on the front row on a wet and slippery track. As the race started, Ward accelerated through both Kroefs to snatch the lead by turn one!

By lap 2, Peter Ward was stretching his lead, but he wasn’t shaking off Brad Kroef. Meanwhile, Shane Dias snuck past Greg Kroef and charged off in pursuit of the front runners. By lap 6, he’d passed Brad Kroef leaving Ward as his next target.

On the 7th lap, Dias ducked underneath Ward on turn two and snatched the lead as the sun was breaking through leaving Dias unchallenged for the chequered flag!

RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Round 1 Day 2

Shane Dias leads in Race #3

So, after three different winners in the first three races, it was all down to Race #4 to decide the weekend.

Whilst the track was dry, it was Ward with the better start, and as he stormed into position #1 on turn one. As Ward extended his lead, a misfiring engine meant Dias couldn’t shake off the father and son tag team of Brad and Greg Kroef.

RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Round 1 Day 2

Race #4 – Peter Ward Well Ahead in Lap 3

By lap 3, Ward was well ahead, but Brad Kroef was breathing down the neck of Shane Dias, setting up a classic Holden Ford battle. Then on Lap 6, Brad Kroef ran around the outside of Dias on the sweeper to steal 2nd. With several laps remaining, there was plenty of time for Dias to pounce, but Brad Kroef had plenty of paces, consolidating his 2nd place all the way to the chequered flag.

Here’s how the drivers placed for Race #3 and Race #4 of the RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Ute Championship Round 1 event:

Race 3 Results Race 4 Results
1st Shane Dias 1st Peter Ward
2nd Peter Ward 2nd Brad Kroef
3rd Brad Kroef 3rd Shane Dias
4th Phillip Ross 4th Phil Ross
5th Greg Kroef 5th David Lowe
6th Simon Ussher 6th Simon Ussher
7th Stu Monteith 7th David Lowe
8th David Lowe 8th Greg Kroef
9th Bruce McRae 9th Bruce McRae
10th Paul Fougere 10th Daniel Ludlam
11th Daniel Ludlam 11th Stu Monteith

To wrap up, what a smashing weekend at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park for the RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Racing Championship – Round 1!  Congratulations to the super experienced and talented drivers – Ward, Brad Kroef, and Dias for taking out those chequered flags and for a successful start to the 2022 racing season.

Gear up for Round 2 at Pukekohe Park next month: 4th – 6th of March!

Content credit to LIVE Advertiser – Glenn Churches who shares with us news reports about the event!

Photography Credit: Dillon Photo NZ

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Launching New Season of RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Racing Championship – Round 1!

Launching New Season of RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Racing Championship – Round 1!

What an exciting way to launch the 2022 RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Racing Championship – Round 1!  In-brief, Peter Ward wins V8 Utes Race #1 on the side with Brad Kroef winning in Race #2.

Are you ready to discover the details of Day 1 at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park?

To begin, the ultra-experienced Ward was expected to have it all his own way, but Brad Kroef had bold ambitions after topping the practice sheets the day before!

As Race #1 launched, Ward prevailed over Greg Kroef, setting the agenda for a tense 8-lap duel. Whilst Brad Kroef stalled right on the starting line, forcing the field to take evasive action around him, Greg Kroef was piling the pressure onto his veteran rival Ward. Even as Greg Kroef was throwing everything at Ward, he was pushing too hard on turn six forcing his Ford FG to run again wide and lose ground. Thus, allowing Ward to remain in the leadership position for Race #1 collecting the spoils at the chequered flag.

Intriguing details about RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Round 1 –  Race #1 & #2:

As Race #1 launched, Ward prevailed over Greg Kroef, setting the agenda for a tense 8-lap duel. Whilst Brad Kroef stalled right on the starting line, forcing the field to take evasive action around him, Greg Kroef was piling the pressure onto his veteran rival Ward. Even as Greg was throwing everything at Ward, he was pushing too hard on turn six forcing his Ford FG to run again wide and lose ground. Thus, allowing Ward to remain in the leadership position for Race #1 collecting the spoils at the chequered flag.

Race #2 was a mix of challenges for front runners! Paul Fougera’s turn to fumble the start, leaving the field to scurry around him and allowing Brad Kroef to snatch the lead. Meanwhile, drama unfolded on turn one as there was contact between Shane Dias and Simon Ussher, causing a ripple effect on their side panels – and the field!

RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Round 1 Day 1

Race #2 – Mid-Race Action

Finally, at the chequered flag, Brad Kroef held the lead with Peter Ward claiming a hard-won 2nd and Stu Monteith’s positioned in 3rd. After Greg Rust’s post-race interview, Brad Kroef was clearly overcome with emotion as he realised what he had achieved!

Here’s how the drivers placed for Race #1 and Race #2 of the RYCO 24•7 V8 Ute Championship – Round 1 event:

QUALIFYING RACE 1 RACE 2
Greg Kroef – Ford FG 1.17.166 1st Peter WArd 1st Brad Kroef
Peter Ward – Holden 1.17.314 2nd Greg Kroef 2nd Peter Ward
Brad Kroef – Ford FG 1.17.315 3rd Shane Dias 3rd Stuart Monteith
Shane Dias – Holden 1.17.41 4th Phil Ross 4th Phil Ross
Phil Ross – Holden 1.18.348 5th Stuart Monteith 5th Paul Fougere
Stu Monteith – Holden 1.18.349 6th Simon Ussher 6th David Lowe
Simon Ussher – Ford FG 1.18.483 7th Brad Kroef 7th Simon Ussher
Paul Fougere – Holden 1.18.811 8th Paul Fougere 8th Greg Kroef
David Lowe – Holden 1.19.798 9th David Lowe 8th Bruce McRae
Bruce McRae – Holden 1.22.78 10th Bruce McRae 10th Daniel Ludlam
Daniel Ludlam – Ford BG 1.24.602 11th Daniel LUdlam 11th Shane Dias

To wrap up, what a great start at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park! With ups and downs, and a few surprises along the way, Stay tuned for Race #3 and Race #4 results of the RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Racing Championship – Round 1!

Stay tuned for Race #3 and Race #4 results of the RYCO 24•7 NZ V8 Utes Racing Championship – Round 1!

Content credit to LIVE Advertiser – Glenn Churches who shares with us news reports about the event!

Photography Credit: Dillon Photo NZ

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Top 5 Features on our NEW RYCO 24•7 Website

Top 5 Features on our NEW RYCO 24•7 Website

New Year and we are super excited to launch our new RYCO 24•7 website!

Our new website focuses on easier navigation, intuitive design, and improved user experience (UX) supported with detailed RYCO 24•7 services, interactive maps, and quick access to RYCO products.

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RYCO 24•7 offers a comprehensive service to many industries with emergency breakdown, programmed maintenance, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) support, installation and aftermarket businesses. Our professionally trained and dedicated teams are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week offering expert technical support for all types of hydraulic and industrial systems. That’s why it’s paramount to have easy and quick access to our hydraulic repair services and RYCO product information. Download brochures, useful resources, technical guides, and publications online – anytime, anywhere!

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  1. RYCO 24•7 News & Events

Discover the latest News & Events from the RYCO 24•7 Network!

Get the latest news and updates from RYCO 24•7 involving our variety of services, sponsorships, RYCO community events , and much more.

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Find Your Local & Nearest RYCO 24•7 Hydraulic Repair Services

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RYCO 24•7 has a variety of downloadable brochures, publications, and media as well as applications ready at just the touch of a button.

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