Inkster ready to tackle Wairarapa
Team TransNet Extreme driver Glenn Inkster is ready to tackle round three of the New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally Wairarapa, which takes place this weekend.
Inkster and co-driver Glenn Goldring currently sit fifth in the championship, in the middle of a three-way battle for top Mitsubishi honours with national champions Dean Sumner and Chris West, despite a roll-over and subsequent gear-linkage damage at Rally New Zealand, the previous round of the series.
Despite the crash, Inkster set encouraging stage times. On each of the stages where problems from the crash didn’t delay him, the Aucklander was in the top four, including a stage win and Group N record through Te Hutewai.
Since that rally less than three weeks ago, the car has been in the capable hands of both Stealth Automotive and Mills Collision repair and has been returned to pristine condition.
"I really have to thank Stealth Automotive and Mills Collision repair, in such a short amount of time they have done an amazing job and the car really is better than new." commented Inkster.
Inkster and Goldring have a strong history on the Masterton-based event. Two years ago, the pair set several stage records on their way to second place on the second leg in their older open class car.
After a ceremonial start at the Solway Park resort in Masterton on Friday night, the action gets underway the following day with eight special stages totalling 157.91 kilometres around the Pongaroa region. Day two sees the cars in the Eketahuna area, with a further nine stages before the ceremonial finish back at Solway Park at 4.15pm.
Press release by BB Media