Big weekend in store at Teretonga Park

Dunedin driver Steve Ross will pilot his Jaguar XK OSCA super saloon around Teretonga this...
Dunedin driver Steve Ross will pilot his Jaguar XK OSCA super saloon around Teretonga this weekend. PHOTO: RON VEINT
Invercargill will host a festival of motorsport this weekend.

Teretonga Park has 10 classes of racing on a wide-ranging programme.

Heading the line-up are the big banger OSCA super saloons, where cars such as Steve Ross’s Jaguar TraNZam, Geoff Washbourne’s Aston Martin, Adam Cullen’s Corvette, and the Dodge Viper of Mick Ross are part of an exciting field.

Other classes on the card include pre-65 saloons, South Island F1600, SS Cup, Pro 7 Saloons, Mini 7 South and an exciting new class, the historic and classic pre-78 class, where everything from a Ford Mustang and a Ford Galaxie through to Alfa Romeo GTVs, a Ford Capri, Ford Escorts and Anglias, a Triumph 2.5 PI, a Vauxhall Viva GT, a Sunbeam Stiletto, a Leyland Mini and more will fight it out.

The South Island F1600 has a strong field with some more experienced names entering the fray such as Matthew Hamilton, a former Toyota Racing Series race winner and a competitor in Indy Lights in the United States, former Touring Car ace Nigel Arkell and former kart star Simon Hunter.

They take on young guns such as the series leader, 14-year-old former kart driver Louis Sharp, of Christchurch.

Southlanders Alex Crosbie, Harry Wilson and Harry McDonald. Local club member James Dicey, of Cromwell, will also be on the grid.

With so many classes the programme will cover two full days from 9am both tomorrow and on Sunday. There will be testing, qualifying and 30 races across the weekend.

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