Scott takes top SI sprint­car spot

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORT -

Queen­stown’s Ja­son Scott took the top South Is­land spot – sixth at the NZ Sprint­car Cham­pi­onships in Cromwell at the weekend. Thou­sands of spec­ta­tors en­joyed an evening of high-horse­power rac­ing by 27 of the coun­try’s top sprint car driv­ers com­pet­ing for the 2013-2014 New Zealand ti­tle. Cromwell put on spec­tac­u­lar weather for the event which has been held at the Cen­tral Mo­tor Speed­way only once be­fore. Cen­tral Otago driv­ers had a strong pres­ence, even though the New Zealand ti­tle went to Rod­ney Wood of Tau­ranga, and sec­ond and third to Auck­lan­ders Dean Brindle and Jamie McDon­ald. Cromwell con­tract driv­ers who made it into the 20-car fi­nal in­cluded Daniel An­der­son (8th), Andy Er­sk­ine (9th), Nigel Colvin (14th), Kris Ger­ard (15th) and Mark Evans (18th). Of a start­ing fi­nal lineup of 20 cars, 18 fin­ished. In lap one Jamie Lar­son went into the wall dam­ag­ing a tyre. Jamie Duff was forced off in lap six when he nudged the wall.

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