Feck wins En­gine Room Sprint Series

Bush Telegraph - - Property Market - By DAVE MURDOCH

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.

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