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The sec­ond round of the Prowear NZ Su­per­lap Se­ries kicked off with a hiss and a roar at the Ri­coh Taupo Mo­tor­sport Park, Jan­uary 11. There were a few stand­out per­for­mances, the big­gest be­ing Garth Walden’s light­ning-fast time of 1:32.085 be­hind the wheel of the Hell Rac­ing Evo, which net­ted him first place in the Pro Open, a class which grows in in­ten­sity with ev­ery pass­ing round. Karl Pat­ter­son dom­i­nated Pro Street with a 1:43.450 in the Team Revo­lu­tionNZ/Shaft Au­to­mo­tive Evos. Crowd favourite Kat Ben­son, also com­pet­ing in Pro Street, man­aged to blow a turbo and fin­ished the day with a best of 1:45.595, and sec­ond in class.

It seems that Colin Abah has been get­ting some se­ri­ous seat time of late in the Jtune Au­to­mo­tive Honda S2000, he’s been spot­ted at Hamp­ton and Taupo at re­cent track events. This track time proved ex­tremely ben­e­fi­cial, as the Jtune driver dom­i­nated the Street Class with times bet­ter­ing that of Pro Street at 1:43.168. We think it’s safe to say there is some se­ri­ous po­ten­tial with the S2000, and there’s talk it’ll go to a K-se­ries en­gine — times could drop into the 1:30s around Taupo if the con­ver­sion goes ahead.

The next round of the Prowear NZ Su­per­lap Se­ries will also be held at Taupo, but in­stead the short track will be uti­lized, which may suit the lower-pow­ered cars so rac­ing will be com­pet­i­tive. If you want a piece of the ac­tion, head to nz­su­per­

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