ClubSport events get under way

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Luke Shearing, in a Nissan Primera, navigates between the cones at an Evolution Motorsport ClubSport event held at Teretonga Park, near Invercargill, last Sunday. Photo: Dave Loudon

DIVERSITY was the key at the Southland Sports Car Club’s (SSCC) first ClubSport event of the new season Triathlon at Teretonga Park, near Invercargill, last Sunday.

Entry numbers were impressive, following on from last season with one of the most varied entries of vehicles at a recent ClubSport event.

ClubSport was a fantastic competition for all ages and levels of experience and Sunday’s event saw relative newcomers to the sport of just 13 and 14 years old competing against club president Ian Richardson, vice-president Stacy Lines and prominent South Island F1600 racer and longstanding SSCC member Noel Atley.

Markus Jocher, in his Audi, won the quarter mile sprint, in a time of 12.79 seconds, while Andrew Lawrie won the grass motorkhana in a Mitsubishi Pajero in a time of 55.83 seconds.

Ryan Fitchett (14) took the sealed motorkhana honours in his Renault Clio, while Craig Allan, in a Honda, took the autocross title which was held in the afternoon.

The triathlon was a non-championship event, which replaced an event which was cancelled at the end of last season due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

The club was also encouraging workplace challenges this season.

Anyone could challenge workmates or someone from another business to contest the events to grab bragging rights, either in their own car or one which was available to hire on the day.

The next ClubSport event at Teretonga Park was the first round of the Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Championship, on Sunday, August 16.

Spectators were welcome to view the action and learn more about ClubSport. Admission was free.

For more information on ClubSport, or to hire one of the cars for the event contact the SSCC ClubSport co-ordinator Malcolm Mitchell on 21 666 956 or malcolm.mitchell67@gmail.com.

2020/2021 Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Championship
Round 1:
Sunday, August 16
Round 2: Sunday, September 20
Round 3: Sunday, October 18
Round 4: Sunday, November 22
Round 5: Sunday, January 31
Round 6: Sunday, March 7

Lindsay Beer is the Southland Sports Car Club publicity officer

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