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Leitch stars in Teretonga season ender


Teenager makes clean sweep of the open-wheelers races at the final 2008/2009 season meeting at Teretonga.

Sixteen-year-old Invercargill driver Damon Leitch showed the form that has earned him a Formula Ford test drive in Australia by winning all three racing car races at Teretonga yesterday.

Alf Dryden of Dunedin in an Argo and Riverton's Don Nelson in a Reynard were second and third both times.

Angus Fogg (Auckland) won the first hotly-contested Pre-65 Saloon Car race in a Chevrolet Nova from Invercargill's Wayne Tuffley (Ford Mustang) and Dunedinite Jim Kelly (Mustang). Tuffley set a lap record of one minute 07.20 seconds.

Tuffley won race two, from Fogg and Wayne Patrick (Christchurch) in a Ford XP Falcon. Dunedin driver Roy MacDonald won the final race in a Ford Fairlane from Patrick and Tuffley.

Simon Grace (Christchurch) racked up two Super Six Saloon race wins in his Holden Commodore, and Gore’s Paul Muir (Commodore) won the other.

Ford Falcon drivers Wayne Christie (Christchurch) and Russell Keeler (Gore) followed Grace across the line both times. Craig Paddon (Commodore) and Grace trailed Muir in the third race.

Scott O'Donnell won all three Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubmans Series races in his Porsche GT3 RSR, with fellow Invercargill driver Brendan Mason second each time in his Chevrolet Camaro.

Bruce Davidson (Alexandra) drove his Chevrolet Corvette to third in two races with townsman, David Garden (Corvette), third in the other.

Mason won the Flying Farewell from Davidson and Phil Mauger (Christchurch) in a Porsche GT3.

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