Lennon, MacDonald share ClubSport Round 2 spoils

Liam MacDonald at the wheel of his Nissan Pulsar during the sealed Motorkhana test at Round 2 of the Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Championship at Teretonga Park on Saturday.

JEREMY Lennon and Liam MacDonald shared the spoils during Round 2 of the Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Championship at Teretonga Park, near Invercargill, on Saturday.

Cool, wet conditions greeted competitors as Lennon made a great start when he convincingly took out the first test held on grass in his Subaru Impreza four-wheel-drive before MacDonald squared the ledger in his Nissan Pulsar on the second course.

The third and final Motorkhana test was on seal and Lennon won again to take overall Motorkhana honours from MacDonald, with Greg Cooper third in his Toyota Corolla ahead of his son Josh in fourth place in the same car. Craig Allan claimed fifth in a Honda Shuttle, a car shared with his father, Neil, who also finished in the top 10.

MacDonald took the Autocross honours in the afternoon, heading off Craig Allan, now in his Nissan 180SX, with Josh Cooper third in the Corolla. Cooper also took -1600cc honours from David Richardson (Honda Civic) and Southland Sports Car Club ClubSport co-ordinator Malcolm Mitchell in his Nissan NX.

Jake Shearing (Nissan Pulsar) and Hayden Fordyce, in the Evolution Motorsport Nissan Sentra, were new faces at the Motorkhana events while the Van Asperen family of Balclutha, father Mark and daughters Olivia, Sarah and Jasmine, made the trek south for the event.

Mitchell was pleased with the turnout as 24 entrants contested the Motorkhana, including the two newcomers, while 22 tackled the Autocross.

The next round of the championship will be held at Teretonga Park on Saturday, October 16.

For information on entry level ClubSport, contact Malcolm Mitchell at 021 666 956.

  • Lindsay Beer is the Southland Sports Car Club publicity officer