Feck wins Engine Room Sprint Series
After a series of six races in the last three months Daniel Feck won the Engine Room Sprint Series title for the third consecutive year.
“For the last three years I’ve counted myself pretty lucky to get the overall wins in The Engine Room Sprint Series,” Daniel says. “Coming in to this year Dad warned me how strong the competition would be in 2018 so a few tweaks were made to try and get a bit more grunt out of the car.”
“Dad’s prediction came true right from the first round at Whariti with Bligh and Blackberry battling for the win and setting a pretty high benchmark.
“Luckily the competition throughout the classes in 2018 definitely picked up which resulted in no one dominating their class at every round.”
By getting a few solid finishes through the middle of the series, Daniel had enough points to be in the chase at the Tararua road final.
“This road seems to shake up the usual battles a bit and I had no idea until the end of the day if losing the battle for second with Grant would be enough. Thankfully it was, and now I’ll have to start thinking of how to get a bit more pace out of the old tub for next year.
The top three overall series winners were separated by only a few points with third overall going to Robin Feck, second to Kerry Bell, and Daniel Feck being crowned the winner with free entry to all 2019 rounds and a trophy.
“This year has been a fantastic progression from previous years with us returning to some very good roads and well run events that will hopefully help the clubs involved get a bit of a financial boost to help make future events easier to run,” Series Coordinator Peter Weir says.
“I hope to see us move more in line with Northern Rally sprint series in the future and hold the unofficial NZ Rally sprint champion event with our top guys facing off against the top guys from ABC pipefitters series. Look forward to exciting times ahead.”
“This Series has grown a lot since it began three years ago and I’m proud to be supporting it and putting the Engine Room name behind it,” series sponsor Richard Dann says. “We have a lot of talent competing with some young guys coming through who will be ones to watch in the future. The Engine Room is on board to see this series grow further and support these guys get to the top levels in the sport. After guest driving at a few events I might even convert my circuit car to join in the series next year.”
DANIEL Feck with his trophy for the Engine Room Sprint Series in 2017.
BRUCE Herbert at pace on Tararua Road.
MICHAEL McLean in his well-travelled car.