Veteran broadcaster taken for a spin with old friend
Veteran sports broadcaster and voice of motorsport Russell Harris got more than he bargained for when he visited Manfeild for the Super Sprint Motorsport New Zealand Championship.
The third round for the series was at Manfeild in Feilding at the weekend and Harris got the opportunity to tick off a bucket-list item.
Long-time friend and rally driver Brian Green had arranged to take the 85-year old Harris on a hot lap journey of the 3.03km circuit in his McLaren 570S.
Green was racing the McLaren supercar in the GT New Zealand category, 50 years on from winning the first race held at Manfeild in late 1973.
“This is something very, very special,” Harris said. “This is a circuit I was involved in the building of in the voluntary days starting 1972 and when it opened in 1973.