MacDonald sets ClubSport pace


NOTHING could stop Liam MacDonald, of Invercargill, during round three of the Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Championship at Teretonga Park on Saturday.

MacDonald won both the Motorkhana and Autocross events but to do so he had to replace a blown CV Joint on his Nissan Pulsar in record time.

MacDonald struck the problem on the sealed Motorkhana section and carried out the replacement work in minutes, returning to smash out a stunning time to contribute to his victory.

ClubSport convener Malcolm Mitchell said the feat was “very impressive, keeping in mind this is a job that would normally take many hours at your local garage”.

Andrew Kennedy was second in the Motorkhana in his Toyota Starlet, with Craig Allan (Honda Prelude) third.

Allan, driving his Nissan 180SX, was second behind MacDonald in the autocross, with Josh Cooper third in his Toyota Corolla. Cooper won the 0-1600cc class from Cole McKinnon (Toyota FX7) and David Richardson (Honda Civic).

Sixteen-year-old Meleaha Wood, who is aiming for her restricted driver’s licence, gained extra training while contesting her first Motorkhana in a Honda Civic.

The next round of the championship will be held at Teretonga Park on Saturday, November 20.

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

  • Lindsay Beer is the Southland Sports Car Club publicity officer