The West Australian Sporting Car Club has held another successful event at Wanneroo Raceway with around 40 competitors taking part in the Point2Point round of its Tarmac Sportz Series.
With each competitor getting four runs at the West Australian circuit, it was Mark Greenham who eventually came away with victory after his four recorded times equated to the fastest total time.
Behind the wheel of the Mitsubishi Evolution IX, Greenham was highly consistent throughout the whole event, posting the fastest time overall on three of his four runs.
His biggest threat came early on in the event through another Mitsubishi Evo driver in Paul Brockbank, with Brockbank claiming the fastest time on the opening run with more than one second separating the two.
However an issue to his ABS sensor on the second run saw Brockbank forced to sit out of the final two runs, leaving Greenham to comfortably take out the event, with six seconds separating he and eventual runner-up Paul Oxley.
Adding to his outright victory, Greenham also grabbed the fastest time of the day, producing a two minute and 2.72 second run on his final attempt, while the third placed Matthew James-Wallace in the Nissan R32 GTR picked up the second fastest time, which was just one second slower.
Using the event as a tuner for next month’s Targa South West, Greenham was thrilled to come away with victory, especially after having a major problem earlier this year
“It was great to celebrate our first race back for a while with a win. We used this event as a test for some new shocks that we have put on the car and it seemed to do alright which was great,” Greenham said.
“It was really nice to be competing again. It’s been a pretty long break for us although we’re lucky in WA with the way COVID is going at the moment, as we can do motorsport, so hopefully it stays like that for the rest of the year.
“With Paul Brockbank having his issue early on, it changed everything. The GTR also had an issue going through first gear on the tight corners and I think with both f the biggest challengers having issues, it made the event a bit more comfortable.
“As for Paul Oxley, he always does well at these events, but I think the Subaru is just not as strong as the Evo at this point, so I think he did very well across the day to finish second.
“This win was quite special due to the fact that we had an off at the Albany Spirits at the start of the year and messed up the front of the car, however I had a lot of support through Will White from Dardanup Removals who basically fixed up the car to get me into a good position.”
In the event’s shoot out class, Mark Hallam steered his Ford Escort Mexico to a well-deserved victory over Ford Focus driver Roland Laval and Christopher Richmond in a Toyota 86.