Sprints on starting grid
After a decade’s recess, the Central Otago Motorsport Club will bring the Cromwell Street Sprints back to town. Event co-organiser Grant Keen said hard work had been put in by the club during the past six months to host the race and ensure the race was safe. The 1.5-kilometre circuit will follow Wolter Cres, Hughes Cres, Pinot Noir Dr, Chardonnay St and Cemetery Rd and will include technical corners, chicanes and straights for an ‘‘exciting spectacle’’. Fifty-six drivers from the lower South Island will face off in a range of cars. Each competitor will get a practice round of the track before competing in three timed rounds. Event co-organiser Justin Marshall, who works as a precision driver, said that as well as working behind the scenes, both he and Mr Keen would take to the track. The public will have the chance to view all the cars and meet the drivers when they check in on October 27, the day before the event, outside Garry’s Garage in Cromwell. Prizes will be given and the driver who records the fastest time on the day will take home a trophy.
Ready for the off: Cromwell Street Sprints co-organisers Grant Keen and Justin Marshall with Grant’s 1982 Alpha Romeo for the Cromwell Street Sprints on October 28.