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0416fa f797e3caa411408d81b99d154c95edec.jpg srz 800 531 85 22 0.50 1.20 0.00 jpg srzInvercargill driver Jamie Conroy has driven his Mygale to victory in the 2103/14 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship

The Twenty-two year old sealed the title with a race to spare when he won the second race of the final round at Taupo Motorsport Park.

Conroy headed to Taupo with a 97 point lead over Christchurch driver Michael Collins and started the weekend in the best possible fashion, taking pole position for Saturday afternoon’s 10 lap race by over half a second. 

Conroy subsequently won the Saturday race to extend his points lead to 105 and victory in the second race of the round early on Sunday gave him an unassailable lead in the championship. In winning the title Conroy become one of only a select few who have achieved the feat in their rookie year.

After sealing the title Conroy was back on track for Sunday afternoon’s final race over 12 laps to take another victory, his sixteenth out of eighteen races. In a dominant season he also won five of the six rounds that constitute the championship. It was only at the fourth round at Hampton Downs that motor problems in two races cost him the chance to clean sweep the championship.

An elated Conroy said that the penultimate race on Sunday morning had been a “pretty nervous race.” “I led from start to finish and the Mygale ran beautifully. There was a sigh of relief when I crossed the line.” Having clinched the title Conroy said, “it means the world to me.” “I’m happy for the whole team. They were over the moon! The championship was in everyones mind when we started and it was great to see it unfold. It was great that all our sponsors got to see what we could do.” 

Conroy also acknowledged Greg Woodrow of Mygale Australia who suggested some tweaks for Conroy’s Mygale chassis prior to the round.