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60th Year Begins at Teretonga Park



The 60th year of motor racing at Teretonga Park near Invercargill began over the weekend.

On Saturday past and present competitors and members gathered for a standing quarter and circuit laps followed by a race meeting featuring Clubmans Saloons and Sports & Racing Cars presented by Downer on Sunday.

Bradley Dawson of Invercargill came through the field in Sunday's damp conditions to win the first two Group A Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubman Saloon races in his Toyota Trueno, taking the first from Jason Crosbie (Fiat 125) and the second from Jeremy Dawson (Toyota Starlet). In Class B Andrew Muir of Gore in a Honda Civic and Stuart Mitchell of Otautau in a Pre 65 Valiant shared the wins. In the Class races Colin Dawson of Invercargill won the 2501cc & over race in his Camaro while in the smaller classes Dean Maw of Invercargill took the 1601-2500cc Class in his Mazda RX7, Jeremy Dawson the 1301-1600cc Class and Todd Blackmun the 0-1300cc Class in his Star Car. Colin Dawson also took the Flying Farewell from Jason Crosbie and Blackmun.

Brendon Leitch won all four races in the Sports & Racing Car Class in his Ralt RT4 with Trevor Earley of Invercargill in a Reynard taking two second places and a third and Damon Leitch two seconds and two thirds with Jordan Michels picking up a third place.

The next meeting at the circuit is on Sunday 4 December.

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