ANDREW Lawrie, of Invercargill, was the big winner in round two of the Southland Sports Car Club’s (SSCC) Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Championship at Teretonga Park on Sunday.
Lawrie, in his Mitsubishi Mirage, won the motorkhana event in the morning from Craig Allan, in a Honda Prelude, with Stacy Lines third in a Mini.
In the afternoon he won the autocross with Allan again the runner-up, this time in a Nissan 180SX.
Liam MacDonald was third in his Nissan NX in a very close finish in the autocross, with Lawrie taking the honours with a time of 68.23 seconds.
Allan recorded a 68.33 and MacDonald a 68.35.
MacDonald had finished runner-up in the opening round of the autocross last month with Allan third.
Several new faces tackled their first ClubSport event with some old regulars returning after a break, while the winner of Class B in the South Island Endurance Series One Hour race at the circuit a week ago, Jordan Michels, returned for his second ClubSport event in a Toyota Corona.
Twenty-eight drivers entered the motorkhana with 34 in the autocross.
SSCC ClubSport co-ordinator Malcolm Mitchell said, “it was a really, really good day’’.
Drivers as young as 12 could compete in ClubSport, with parental or guardian consent, and not only was it fun, it was also a great way to enhance driving skills.
The next round of the championship would be held on Sunday, October 18.
- For more information, phone Malcolm Mitchell on 021 666 956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lindsay Beer is the Southland Sports Car Club publicity officer