ANOTHER great turnout of competitors took to the track and field in the motorkhana and autocross events during Round 5 of the Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Championship at Teretonga Park, near Invercargill, on Sunday.
Twenty-eight competitors tackled the motorkhana challenges in the morning, before 32 competed in the autocross in the afternoon.
Most of the regular competitors were there as well as several new faces illustrating how ClubSport was continuing to flourish in the south.
It was the championship points leaders which picked up where they left off in 2020 as the pacesetter in the motorkhana championship, Andrew Lawrie, of Invercargill, in a Mitsubishi Mirage, took the win from Liam MacDonald, of Invercargill, in a different car from which he started the championship, a Nissan Pulsar.
Craig Allan, in his Honda Prelude, second on points coming into the round, was third.
The same three drivers were at it again in the afternoon with championship leader MacDonald taking the autocross victory from Lawrie and Allan.
MacDonald’s overall victory also gave him the Stresscrete 1601cc and over class win from Lawrie and Allan.
In the Discount Tyres 0-1600cc class Josh Cooper (Toyota Corolla) took the honours from Cole McKinnon and Daniel McIntosh.
The next Southland Sports Car Club ClubSport event will be a non-championship event the Kings Grass Autocross at Rakahouka minutes from Invercargill, on Sunday, February 28. The event was first held last year and proved popular.
For information, phone ClubSport co-ordinator Malcolm Mitchell on 021 666 956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lindsay Beer is the Southland Sports Car Club promotions officer