18 February – Rangiora Autocross

Arriving first, just after 8am, by start time the pit was full with a surprising 39 entrants and the value of using the event as part of Canterbury Car Club’s own championship was evident by the 14 entries from that club. On the other hand Ashburton Car Club’s Club Captain Grant Gordon was riding solo and the 2 Ratec members made a good showing but needed the numbers and were outnumbered by the 5 non-members. AutoSport won the numbers stakes with a massive 16. Even with the start delayed by the numbers we had completed 3 accumulated runs and results and were home by 3pm and out of the hot sun watching Gronholm flying in the Swedish snow.

Congratulations to Phil on a good win holding off the rabid Hondas of Doug and Cymon. Thanks to all the organisers from AutoSport and helpers on the day. Thanks also for a great venue.

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