Massive start to the new year for motor racing in the south

Drift South action with Daniel Liemburg, in the Nissan Silvia S13, chases last season's champion Glen Pupich in a Nissan Cefiro A31. Photo: Supplied

IT will be a massive start to 2021 at Teretonga Park with three superb motor racing events scheduled for the circuit in the opening three months of the year.

January had been a traditional month for motor racing fans to head to Teretonga Park and it would be again in 2021.

The weekend of January 15-17 would feature several classes of motor racing allied to an appearance by Drift South which promised to be an exciting weekend of action.

The thunderous OSCA Super Saloons would return for their second appearance of the season supported by South Island Formula 1600, which provided close wheel-to-wheel racing in their recent appearance at the track.

New Zealand Six Saloons, the 2K Teretonga Challenge, Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubmans Saloons plus sports and racing cars add to the programme.

The racing would be supported by Drift South and if you have never experienced a drifting event this would be the perfect time to discover a discipline with a huge following.

While the Castrol Toyota Racing Series was confined to the North Island this summer, Southland Sports Car Club race committee chairman Bevan Gerrard said the January meeting was a traditional one for Southland motor racing fans. “We hope people keep the weekend free to make their regular pilgrimage to Teretonga Park.

After that event, the Mobil 1 Classic SpeedFest would see the circuit’s weekend of classic motor racing from February 19-21, with the final race meeting of the season, the Southern Thunder, featuring NZ Super Trucks, Mainland Muscle Cars and more from March 20-21.

  • Lindsay Beer is the Southland Sports Car Club promotions officer

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