Club racing centre stage at Teretonga

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IT was a day for the local series to take centre stage at Teretonga Park in Invercargill last Saturday.

Kyle Dawson, of Invercargill, in a Nissan GTR Skyline, and Brian Scott, of Dunedin, in his Chev Corvette, shared the wins across the four Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubmans Saloon races.

Dawson won the first from Scott with Liam McDonald, of Invercargill, in his NZV8 spec Ford Falcon third.

In both the second and third races, Dawson was slow off the line because of a gearbox problem allowing Scott, in his first appearance at Teretonga Park in a year, to take the win each time with Dawson second, coming within .2 of a second of catching Scott in the third race.

MacDonald was third on both occasions.

The third race was also the class race with Scott taking Class 4 honours for cars 2501cc and over, Bradley Dawson, of Invercargill, in his Toyota Trueno taking Class 2 (1301-1600cc) in seventh place and Invercargill’s Rachael Beck Class 3 in her Fiat 850 (1601-2500cc) in eighth place.

Dawson had no problems getting off the line in the Flying Farewell, which featured a rolling start, blasting away to win. MacDonald retired with a throttle problem while Scott was going well behind Dawson only to stop with a power steering issue.

That left Robert Ralston, of Invercargill, to claim second in his Nissan Bluebird and Brent Cross, of Winton, third in his Mitsubishi EVO 3.

Jason Crosbie, of Invercargill, dominated the Sports & Racing Car Class in his Crosbie Comet, leading home the smaller Formula Fords of Robin Williams, from Riverton, and Dave McKenzie, of Invercargill, in his Begg FM3 in all four races throughout the day.

– The Southland Sports Car Club

Images from the event. Photos: Dave Loudon Photography

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