Nulon Nationals round 1 Motorkhana has been run and won With such a wide range of cars taking part in the 2017 series, we were shocked to see how close the final results were. With a tie for 1st place and a tie for 3rd it was extremely close racing by all.
Only 20 points separates the top 10 clubs which sets us up for a very exciting year of racing ahead. Lets take a look at some of the individual results.
Scotty Gibbs cleaned up the 2wd T class in his weapon MX-5, this isnt Scott`s first silverware from the motorkhana round 1, as team captain this year for the MX-5 club of NSW i bet this one tasted the best though.
Rob Benkovich made it 3 out of 3 taking home first in AWD, Rob first came to the front of the field in 2014, our first motorkhana at SMSP and he has worn the number 1 on his car since. He has amazing car control and has really set this thing up with the right amount of power and handling to make it his weapon of choice. Well done Rob.
First timer to the Nulon Nationals and what an entrance to make, Linden Lumbewe rocketed his BMW E92 M3 up into 1st place in the OVER 3.4L NA class. smashing the field by over 1 second per course which was the best possible start for a new team into the Nationals this year. The BMW Drivers club of NSW tied for 3rd place in their first ever event which is amazing, congrats to the hold club and buy Linden a beer for putting this white rocket on the top stand.
Another first timer to the series was Reece McIntosh in his E46 BMW, Reece is another Motorkhana veteran but has never taken part in our events, that was until Club Deutsche snapped him up and offered the Young bloke from the ACT a drive in each round. Reece took out first place in the Under 3.4L NA class and also handed Club D their first class win of the series. Congrats to both Reece and Pete from Club D for building this club to where it is today.
As well as the racing, we had our mates from Tuned. to come and put on a huge show n shine for the people to check out, with around 250 cars decked out in the sun, showing off everything from AWD VL commodores with 1000+HP to air bagged Accord euros, BMW with 13B turbos, our favourite was the super clean Trueno complete with “Initial D” cup of water on the dash.
A huge thanks has to go to Chris and his Tuned. Family for putting this all together, the cars that Sydney is producing right now are starting to become world renowned and we are blessed to be able to show them off.
Nulon Nationals is a free motorsport event designed to bring the car enthusiast community together in a chilled out environment, round 2 is May 13th and 14th at Mount Panorma bathurst. Tickets available here.