Triathlon a chance to give ClubSport a go

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Previous grass motorkhana clubsport action at Teretonga Park. Photo: Ron Veint

THE Southland Sports Car Club (SSCC) will hold its annual Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Triathlon at Teretonga Park near Invercargill on Sunday.

A non-championship event, it will feature a standing quarter-mile and a grass motorkhana in the morning, with an autocross event in the afternoon.

The motorkhana will take place on an area of the Teretonga Park grounds which had recently become available.

The event will provide newcomers an opportunity to have a go at entry level motorsport, or to merely come along for a no-obligation look to see if it is for them.

A crash helmet was required for the sprint, but the club could provide these. Overalls and a helmet were required for the autocross.

SSCC ClubSport co-ordinator Malcolm Mitchell said it had been a very enjoyable season of ClubSport.

“It is a real pleasure to watch young ones come into the sport.

“They are a little nervous at first… you see their confidence grow and soon they are smashing it.”

It had also been great to have a lot of families involved, he said.

“There are a number of families and the whole atmosphere around clubsport is one of great camaraderie. That is why I do what I do. It is the satisfaction of seeing people competing and having a ball.

Entries for the motorkhana and quarter-mile sprint would be taken from 8.30am ($25 per driver) and action should get under way at 9.30am.

Anyone 12 years old and over could have a go in any car of Warrant of Fitness standard or use the Evolution Motorsport Nissan Sentra for an extra cost of $20.

Entry to compete in the autocross was $40.

For more information, phone Malcolm Mitchell at 21 666 956 or email malcolm.mitchell67@gmail.com

  • Lindsay Beer is the Southland Sports Car Club publicity officer
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