ADMISSION is free at Teretonga Park on Sunday with two classes competing throughout the afternoon in a quick-fire programme of races.
The Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubmans Saloons and Sports and Racing cars have the programme to themselves at the event presented by Downer.
The on-track action starts at 11am with a test session for each class, followed by qualifying and then two races from 12.40pm before a short lunch break at 1.15pm and six more races during the afternoon.
A varied grid of saloons will contest the Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubman Saloon races with two-time NZV8 Champion and seven-time Southland Sports Car Club (SSCC) champion Liam MacDonald, of Invercargill, in a Ford Falcon the favourite.
Competition will come from the club’s race champion Brent Cross, of Winton, in a Mitsubishi EVO 3, and Arron Black, of Dunedin, in a BMW E46, along with several others who will be to the fore.
Leon Hallett, of Mosgiel, last season’s 2501cc and over class champion and Flying Farewell Champion, will line up in a 7-litre Ford Galaxie.
Gregory Scott, of Dunedin, should be a front runner in the Sports and Racing Car races in his Tatuus FT40, one of the original chassis’ which introduced the Toyota Racing Series to New Zealand.
Others in the field included Greg Millane, of Cromwell, in a Reynard 84F, and Dave McKenzie, of Invercargill, in a Begg FM3.
Young gun Alex Crosbie, of Invercargill, last year’s SSCC Novice Driver of the Year who made a good start to the South Island Formula 1600 Championship this season, and Robin Williams, of Riverton, runner-up in last year’s Sports and Racing Car Championship, plus the Sports and Racing Flying Farewell Championship both drive Van Diemen RF92’s at the event.