Saturday, Jan 13 12:47pm
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

OSCA and GTRNZ grids line up at Mike Pero Motorsport Park

Top South Island class OSCA will be putting on a great show this weekend at the Lady Wigram Trophy meeting at Mike Pero Motorsport Park. 


More than 40 cars will line up with a healthy contingent of the fastest North Island racers from GTRNZ heading south for an interesting head to head.


Both OSCA and TRADZEONE GTRNZ run similar 'anything goes' sets of rules and has prompted Glenn Smith, John DeVeth and Cameron Jones in their GT1 machinery, along with several others, to make the trip to Christchurch for the two day event this weekend.


it will be the first appearance of the Crawford prototypes of Smith and DeVeth outside of the North Island and they will prove to be formidable opposition for the locals, with Smith particularly having dominated the North Island GT1 scene for several seasons now.


The Lucas Oil NZ and Koba Batteries backed series has three main classes - GT2, GT3 and GT4 plus an overall championship which has been won over the years by some of the country's finest drivers.


The classes are based on cc capacity so GT4 is from 0-3500c, GT3 is 3501-4500 and GT2 is 4501-6000. The GT1 class is what's known, rather coolly, as the 'Outlaw' class and is there purely for cars that don't fit into the rules, such as having too large an engine, but run in other series like endurance. They can race but don't get overall championship points.


Photo: Euan Cameron