PROWEAR NZ SUPERLAP SERIES
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 nzsuperlap.co.nz.