October 20th, 2010 by NZV8
Angus is one of New Zealand’s most experienced drivers with a racing career spanning nearly 20 years, and works full-time building and preparing race cars.
Well known for dominating NZ Mini racing for many seasons, a step up to the NZ Two Litre Touring Car class as a privateer proved successful, with a string of wins against the previously unbeatable BMW factory team.
This lead to Angus joining Team Kiwi Racing to race in the 2 Litre Championship and the Australian V8 Supercar Championship — one of the most competitive touring car series in the world. Angus built and prepared Team Kiwi’s cars in New Zealand, and helped with race preparation of the Larry Perkins-built V8 Supercar.
Angus left Team Kiwi in 2002 to take a year off motorsport, and returned in the 2003-04 season, competing as a privateer for the first time in the NZV8s Championship. Having been on the podium each year, he’s looking forward to challenging for the title again this season – once again in his own team, backed by major sponsors LG Electronics and Newstalk ZB, along with Pit Stop, LG Mobile, Suzuki, Strapping Sytems/Fromm Packaging Systems, Transvisual Spraypainters, Affordable PartsWorld and Segedin’s Auto Spares.
¢ 1st overall, North Island Winter Endurance Series (co-driving with Kevin Williams) – 2009
¢ 1st overall, Northern Sports Car Club Six Hour Endurance Race (co-driving with Kevin Williams) – 2009
¢ 2nd place in the NZV8s Championship — 2007-08
¢ 3rd place in the NZV8s Championship — 2006-07
¢ 2nd place and first Ford home in the NZV8s Championship — 2005-06
¢ 4th place, Rookie of the Year, & 2nd Holden home in the NZ V8 Touring Car Championship — 2003-04
¢ 2nd place, NZ 2 Litre Touring Car Championship — 1999-2000, 2000-01
¢ Winner, Dunlop Winter Cup —1998-99
NZ Mini 7 Champion — 1997-98, 1996-97
Winner — Nissan GT Cup Enduro Manfield — 1994-95 & Pukekohe 1993-94
Australian V8 Supercars
¢ 16th place at Bathurst 1000 — 2000 & 2001
¢ 13th at the Queensland 500 — 2001
¢ Finalist, United Kingdom Vectra Challenge Scholarship — 1998-99
¢ Pole Position, Mini Miglia race, Spa Francorchamps — 1998-99
Age 42, Weight 76 kg, Height 6’1″
Occupation: Race Car Engineer & Driver
Born: Cambridge NZ, Lives: Birkenhead, Auckland NZ
Favourite Race Track: New Zealand — Taupo, International – Spa Francorchamps, Belgium