Wilson and Michels take one hour race at Teretonga

Boyd Wilson, of Invercargill, at the A1 Auto Services 1 Hour Race at Teretonga Park last Saturday. Photo: Dave Loudon Photography

INVERCARGILL racing duo Boyd Wilson and Jordan Michels won the final race of the season at Teretonga Park on Saturday in a Ford Falcon.

The pair combined to win the A1 Auto Services 1 Hour Race at the event presented by Downer, crossing the line almost 29 seconds ahead of another Invercargill driver, Jeremy Dawson, in a Toyota Starlet, with Malcolm Jones, of Invercargill, third in a Corolla.

Further back in the field, two-time BNT V8s champion Liam MacDonald broke the lap record for the race in his Falcon after his team made a rapid gearbox change just to get him on the grid. Before then MacDonald had won all four Noel McIntyre Drainage clubmans saloon races in the Falcon, ending the day top of the podium in the clubmans class.

Wal Willmott was second overall for the day in his Star Car after taking a second and two third placings, while Dawson was third overall for the day.

In the class race, MacDonald won the 2501cc and over class, Rachael Beck the 1601-2500cc class, Dawson (1301-1600cc) and Willmott the -1300cc class.

Josh Hack, of Alexandra, in a Holden Commodore, took two race wins in the NZ six saloon races, taking the overall win for the day from fellow Commodore driver Alvin Frew, of Waikouaiti, and Christchurch driver Craig Paterson (Falcon).

Gregory Scott, of Dunedin, won all four sports and racing car races to top the podium, where he was joined by Stephen Heffernan and Michels.

Sam Smith, of Wallacetown, broke the sports car lap record during the day, previously held by Heffernan for the past 19 years.

– Lindsay Beer is the Southland Sports Car Club publicity officer

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