The final meeting of the 2012/13 motor racing season takes place at Teretonga Park in Invercargill this Sunday.
The programme, presented by Downer, features the final round of the Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubmans Series, the A1 Auto Services 1 Hour Enduro, NZ Six Saloons and Pro 7 Saloons.
The Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubmans Saloons field is a large and varied one. Early favouritism rests with the big bangers of Colin Dawson of Invercargill in his V8 Mazda, Pierre Neame of Winton in his Ford Mustang, and young Liam MacDonald of Invercargill in the Falcon in which he made an impressive debut into the NZV8 category in January.
Invercargill driver Robert Ralston in a Nissan Silvia turbo, Darryn Andrews of Lincoln in his Nissan Primera turbo, and Brent Cross of Winton in a Mitsubishi EVO will also be quick, while Dunedin driver Brian Scott has bought a Chev Corvette and Dion Dawson will have a Nissan Skyline at his disposal.
MacDonald, Andrews and Scott will also back up in the A1 Auto Services 1 Hour Endurance race, while Johnny Waldron of Alexandra in a 2500cc turbocharged Nissan Skyline R32 is an unknown quantity in both the enduro and the Clubmans races.
Bryce Thompson of Dunedin in a Falcon leads the South Island NZ Six Championship as it arrives at Teretonga for the penultimate round, from Craig Paddon of Dunedin in a Commodore and Gore driver Russell Keeler (Falcon) who was in outstanding form at the New Zealand Super Six Championship at Timaru in January.
Daniel Taylor of Timaru was the dominant driver last time the Pro 7s visited Teretonga for a round of their New Zealand Championship with Ken Thompson of Mosgiel one of his biggest threats.
The action begins at 9.30am and admission is $10, with children aged under 14 free.
- The Southland Times