The annual pilgrimage to the Timaru International Raceway to partake of the Dual Car Sprint gem, that is the Ashburton Car Club sealed contribution to the Interclub Series, was taken up by 27 competitors from around the Canterbury province.
With a chilly, but sunny, start to the day, many waited until after lunch to post their best time for 4-laps of this tricky circuit.
Gareth Evans (Nissan R32) posted the best time of the day with a 4m31.8s 4 laps. Shane Stocker (RX7) was just over a second back with Callum Stocker, in the same car, 2.5 seconds further back.
In the points, Ashburton Car Club raked in 88 with the Canterbury Car Club top five managing a good haul of 67-points. The other clubs were not represented.
Canterbury Car Club have now edged out a 26-point lead in the race to win the Dave McCahon CANTERBURY INTERCLUB Trophy in 2021.
The 2021 battle is approaching the halfway point!
Points after 3/8 Rounds:
Canterbury Car Club 157
Autosport Club 131
Ashburton Car Club 107
Ratec Motorsport Club 79
The winners are decided by the top 5 place-getters for each club earning points from 20 down to 1.
The next rounds are:
Round 4: June 26th – Canterbury CC – Ruapuna Seal Autocross
Round 5: TBA – Ashburton CC – TBA Gravel Sprint – more soon.
Round 6: August 8th – Canterbury CC – Ruapuna Dual Car Sprint
Round 7: September 26th – Autosport Club – Grass Autocross – Venue tba
Round 8: October 16th – Ratec M/Sprt – Banks Peninsula Hillclimb
There are usually 4 tarmac events and 4 loose surface events.