OSCA SUPER SALOONS HEADLINE BIG TERETONGA WEEKEND
A great field of OSCA Super Saloons will headline a great weekend of motor racing presented by Downer at Teretonga Park in Invercargill this weekend.
The OSCA category encourages kiwi ingenuity and the result is a wide range of big, fast, noisy exciting saloons. Two Southlanders are among the mix this season with two-time NZV8’s Champion Liam MacDonald turning out in the Falcon that took him to those two titles. The car is now fitted with a NASCAR engine and after the opening round of the series MacDonald is already third in the points. Pierre Neame of Winton is the other Southlander in the field, the 2013 GT2 Class Champion in the category, sure to be competitive as well. The rest of the field is an exciting one with championship leader Laine Etwell of Christchurch in a Pontiac GTO one of the key men to watch.
The SS Cup makes its first visit to Teretonga and again there is an awesome line up of fast machinery with Bradley and Jeremy Dawson of Invercargill joining the field.
Invercargill driver Jordan Michels is to the fore in the South Island F1600 Class although there is very tough opposition in the form of Josh Bethune of Auckland plus Canterbury drivers Bailey Paterson and James Penrose. Ben Stiles of the UK adds an international component to the field. Noel Atley of Riverton currently lies second in Class 3 while southerners Dave McKenzie and Corey Hodges are also on the grid.
The Noel McIntyre Drainage Club Saloons have attracted a healthy grid with brothers Dion and Kyle Dawson the pacesetters last time out.
The Pre 65 Saloons will feature plenty of action with some great cars including Mustangs, Anglia’s and Falcons while John Mackley and Ewan Macpherson are Southlanders to watch.
The event is rounded off by the 2K Teretonga Challenge, NZ Six Saloons, Pro 7 Saloons and Mini 7 South in what promises to be a great weekend of racing.
Saturday’s action commences at 10.30am with racing all day on Sunday from 9.00am. A weekend pass is $20 while admission on Sunday is $15 and on Saturday $10. Children 14 and under accompanied by an adult receive free admission.
Caption: Winton driver Pierre Neame in his Ford Mustang – please credit Euan Cameron
Media release: Lindsay Beer for Southland Sports Car Club