Great finish to Clubsport season at Teretonga Park

The 2021/2022 Southland Sports Car Club ClubSport season wrapped up on Sunday with the Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Triathlon at Teretonga Park in Invercargill.

The event consisted of a single car Standing ¼ Mile, a Grass Motorkhana and an Autocross event.

The event drew a wide variety of vehicles including a Ford GT40, an electric LVVTA, and a Mercedes convertible.

Duncan Cairncross of Gore won the Standing ¼ in the electric LVVTA with Liam MacDonald (Ford Escort) second and Julie Allan third in a Chev Camaro.

The Grass Motorkhana was won by Zac Murch in his Mazda AZ3, his first ClubSport victory, with Craig Allan in a Honda Accord second and newcomer Nate MacKay in a Volkswagen Golf third.

Brian Stewart (Ford GT40)

The day ended with the Sprint, won by MacDonald, now in his Nissan Pulsar, from Steve Watson (Toyota Starlet) and Barry Sommerville in another Pulsar.

Twelve-year-old Nicho Scoles of Invercargill impressed on debut in his father’s BMW 118, achieving a best result of 16th out of 24 competitors in the Grass Motorkhana despite having virtually no driving experience. Fourteen-year-old Finn Reed also excelled in a Ford Fairmont, demonstrating superb car control.

Craig Stephens and Melissa Dunstan travelled from Cromwell for the event, sharing a Mazda MX5 roadster.

ClubSport sponsor Evolution Motorsport donated some prizes for the event including a Hard Luck Trophy which went to Darren Murch whose Honda CRX broke an axle on the day.

Outgoing ClubSport co-ordinator, Malcolm Mitchell, said the day attracted a group of very enthusiastic people and he was very happy with the day. It was my last event as ClubSport co-ordinator and it allowed me to go out on a high.

Twenty-four competitors tackled the Standing ¼ and the Motorkhana with fifteen tackling the Autocross.

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