Michels extends winning streak

Brian Scott (Dunedin) in his Chev Corvette about to pass Warren Kett (Invercargill) driving a Mazda Rx7. Photos: Dave Loudon

INVERCARGILL driver Jordan Michels extended his success in the Noel McIntyre Drainage Club Saloons at Teretonga Park in the final event of the season presented by Downer recently.

Michels, driving his rapid V8 Ford Focus, has been unbeaten in the series since December and he continued with five more wins.

The Club Saloons were split into o groups initially and Michels won both Group A races, the first from fellow Southlander Liam MacDonald in a Ford Falcon with Jon Leng, of Dunedin, third in his Ford Sierra and the second from Brian Scott, of Dunedin, in his Chev Corvette with
Leng third again. Scott had dropped down the order in the first race after a pitstop while MacDonald retired after three laps in the second race.

Michels also won the Class Race from MacDonald and Scott, taking Class 4 honours in the process while Warren Kett, of Invercargill, took Class 3 in his Mazda RX7 from Wayne
Elliott (RX7) and Andrew Lawrie (Mitsubishi Mirage).

Michels then won the Handicap Race from the back, ahead of a slowing MacDonald with Scott third and then ended the day and the season with victory in the Flying Farewell MacDonald, who suffered tyre problems, and Scott.

Two races were held for Group B Club cars, Ross Jones, of Waikouaiti, in a Mazda Axela, winning both from cargill drivers Andrew Lawrie and Warren Kett.

Dave Harris, of Invercargill, in his Johnston FF, made a clean sweep of the Sports & Racing car class leading home Mark McLachlan, of Dunedin, in his Mistral Special Mk1, in all four
races in a very small field.

The meeting brought down the curtain on motor racing action at Teretonga Park for the 2021/2022 season.

  • Lindsay Beer is the Southland Sports Car Club publicity officer