Motor Sport, Sports · 15 Apr 2021

Triathlon an Opportunity to Try Clubsport

Southland Sports News

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The Southland Sports Car Club will hold its annual Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Triathlon at Teretonga Park in Invercargill on Sunday 18 April.

This is a non-championship event which will feature a standing ¼ mile and a grass motorkhana in the morning, with an Autocross event in the afternoon. The motorkhana will take place on an area of the Teretonga Park grounds that has only recently become available.

The event provides newcomers an opportunity to have a go at entry level motorsport or to merely come along for a no obligation look to see if it is for them. A helmet is required for the sprint but the club can provide these while overalls and a helmet are required for the Autocross.

Southland Sports Car Club ClubSport co-ordinator Malcolm Mitchell says, “it has been a very enjoyable season of ClubSport. It is a real pleasure to watch young ones come into the sport. They are a little nervous at first, you see their confidence grow and soon they are smashing it! It has also been great to have a lot of families involved. There are a number of families and the whole atmosphere around ClubSport is one of great camaraderie. That is why I do what I do. It is the satisfaction of seeing people competing and having a ball.”

Entries for the motorkhana and ¼ mile sprint will be taken from 8.30am on the morning of the event ($25 per driver) and action should get underway at 9.30am.

Anyone 12 years old and over can have a go in any car of WOF standard or else use the Evolution Motorsport Nissan Sentra for an extra cost of $20. Entry to compete in the Autocross is $40.

Don’t hesitate to contact the club for any information on ClubSport or about utilising one of the cars available for the event via the Southland Sports Car Club Clubsport Co-ordinator Malcolm Mitchell at 021 666 956 or [email protected]