Mosgiel driver holds on to King of the Cromwell crown
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.