MacDonald makes strong start to Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Championship

Liam MacDonald of Invercargill picked up where he left off at the end of last season when he won both the Motorkhana and Autocross events at the opening round of the Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Championship at Teretonga Park, Invercargill on Sunday.

MacDonald, had won both disciplines at the final round of last year’s championship on his way to winning the 2020/2021 Autocross title and finishing runner-up in the Motorkhana Championship.

On Sunday, at the wheel of his Nissan Pulsar, McDonald took the Motorkhana honours from Luke Shearing in a similar car with Josh Cooper third in his Toyota Corolla.

MacDonald picked up his second victory of the day in the Autocross later in the afternoon heading off Dunedin driver Aaron Carmichael in a Honda Integra with Roland Rarere of Mataura third in his Honda Civic.

ClubSport convenor Malcolm Mitchell was pleased with the season opener. “It was a really cold day and at one stage we even had a flurry of snow. We had nineteen competitors in the Motorkhana with twenty-seven in the Autocross. The grass motorkhana on our new dedicated area was well received and the surface held up really well in wet conditions which is great news for future events. We had an entrant from Dunedin and the Van Asperen family – dad Mark with daughters Sarah and Jasmine – travelled down from Balclutha for the event.”

Greg Cooper caused some excitement in the Autocross in the afternoon with a slow speed spin on the wet grass after crossing the finish line.

The next round of the championship will be held at Teretonga Park on Sunday 29 August.

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