Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Chequered Flag Falls On Teretonga Season


MEDIA RELEASE
17 MARCH 2013

Chequered Flag Falls On Teretonga Season

The chequered flag fell on the 2012/2013 motor race season at Teretonga Park in Invercargill on Sunday.

Much needed rain fell at times during the event presented by Downer, creating a variety of track conditions.

Russell Keeler of Gore dominated the NZ Six Saloon races. He qualified fastest and won all three races, the first by more than 13 seconds from Bryce Thompson of Dunedin and Wayne Christie of Christchurch. In the second race Keeler came from the back of the grid to lead home Thompson and Ashley Hooper of Dunedin. Thompson and Hooper were again second and third in the finale. All four contenders drove Falcons.

The Pro 7 Saloons provided plenty of close racing. Daniel Taylor of Timaru won the first race narrowly from fellow Timaru competitor George Gilbert and Mal Walters of Leeston while an eventful second race went to James Askew of Christchurch from Taylor and Mitchell Hamilton of Timaru. Taylor won the decider from Askew and Gilbert.

The Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubmans fields were well subscribed with competitors split into two sections. In Class A the opening race was won by Colin Dawson of Invercargill in his Mazda RX7 V8 after a battle with Robert Ralston of Invercargill in a Nissan Silvia. Darryn Andrews of Lincoln was third in his Nissan Primera turbo after getting past Invercargill driver Dion Dawson in a Nissan Silvia late in the race. Colin Dawson also took the second race from Ralston while Dion Dawson again held third well into the race before youngster Liam MacDonald came through to take the place in his NZV8 Falcon.

The first Class B race was won by Nathan Pilcher of Dunedin in a Holden Commodore from another Dunedin driver, Brian Scott in a Chev Corvette, and newcomer John Waldron of Alexandra in a Nissan Skyline R32. Waldron snatched victory in the second race from Pilcher with another newcomer, Rhys Turner of Dunedin, third in a Honda Civic.

Brent Cross used the 4-wheel-drive traction of his Mitsubishi EVO to burst into the lead of the 2501cc & over class race at the start and lead all the way. Behind him Robert Ralston and Liam MacDonald had a good battle until MacDonald got by and pulled away to take second.

In the other class race Bradley Dawson won the 1301-1600cc section in his Toyota Trueno, Walter Willmott the 0-1300cc class in his rapid Holden Star Car and Jeff Vincent of Invercargill the 1601-2500cc group in his Honda Civic.

Robert Ralston won the Flying Farewell after passing the fast starting MacDonald who held off Andrews and Cross to take second.

The season was rounded out with the A1 Auto Services 1 Hour Endurance race won by Darryn Andrews from Bradley Dawson and Jeremy Dawson.
Attached photographs - Russell Keeler & Liam MacDonald - please credit Kevin Thomson Southspeed


Russell Keeler 2013


Liam MacDonald March 2013

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news