29 teams ventured north to compete in this weekend’s Auto Pro Challenge Short Course.
Prologue was conducted this afternoon, with one lap 6km sprint through the salt bush of Port Germein not just a qualifying run, the time taken went towards total event time.
The muddy conditions and standing water made for an interesting run with the #621 Cam-Am SuperLite B of Toby Whateley and Simon Herriman topping the timesheets with a 5 second lead over second placed Matthew Curtis and Jason Lloyd #36.
Conditions were no better for the second race, 2 laps of the track. Starting order for the second race was based on the race one lap times, with vehicles grouped into heats of 10 vehicles.
The slowest 10 cars went out on to the track first.
Toby Whateley and Simon Herrman had a leaking right rear tyre, which saw them finish fourth outright at the end of Section 2.
Matthew Curtis and Jason Lloyd #36 completed this section well, enabling them to be top of the time sheets at the end of the days competition. Shane Waters and Shannyn Fitzgerald #263, are 7 seconds behind. Unfortunateley, Shayne Ramm/Robbie Ward did not start Section 2.
The field is to be regrouped overnight ready for race 3 and 4 starts tomorrow at 9am. Once again, the slowest heats will take to the Port Germein track first. Race 3 will be three laps of the 11km course and race 4 a further two laps.