Mos­giel driver holds on to King of the Cromwell crown

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

Mos­giel en­gi­neer Glenn Frew once again proved he is King of the Cromwell.

The champ won the event for the third time on the trot 10 days ago, boot­ing his se­ri­ously pow­er­ful 2.3-litre turbo 4WD 1993 Mit­subishi Lancer Evo 3 around the 1.3km course in the industrial area off McNulty Road in an of­fi­cial time of 60.46 sec­onds.

Ear­lier in the day Frew went un­der a minute but un­for­tu­nately kiss­ing a track marker cone earned him a five-sec­ond penalty.

An­drew Lawrie from In­ver­cargill was sec­ond over­all with Otago Sports Car Club mem­ber Craig Mal­loy third.

This was also the fin­ish­ing or­der for the 4WD class.

Some of the many high­lights of the day’s rac­ing against the clock in­cluded a fa­ther and son first and sec­ond in the Class A where shar­ing a worked-over 1981 Toy­ota Star­let, 31-year-old Nic Toss­will in his first taste of street­sprints beat 64-years-young Phil by point six of a sec­ond.

In the 4WD drive class, 15-yearold Terri Tay­lor, the youngest of the 55 com­peti­tors, gave her dad Steve a run for his money post­ing a time just seven sec­onds slower.

An­other com­pet­i­tive fe­male was Sacha Coghill with a cred­itable sev­enth best time for Class B in her Honda Civic R.

Def­i­nitely not a high­light, the only end of rac­ing for the day prang was John Lis­ter who tan­gled with a hay bale in his For­mula Ford.

Or­gan­ised by the Cen­tral Otago Mo­tor­sport Club, this is the third time the Cromwell Sprintsprints has been run. At the well-at­tended prize­giv­ing in the Vic­to­ria Arms Ho­tel Cen­tral Otago, event co­or­di­na­tor Garry Morton made a point of thank­ing spon­sors, com­mu­nity vol­un­teers and the many spec­ta­tors.

Idling: Cromwell Street Sprints com­peti­tors line up wait­ing their turn to blast around the 1.3km cir­cuit.

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